Monday, July 30, 2012

Reusable Sandwich Bags

Based off of Leslie's snack bags, only with a folded over flap.
I also lined mine with some food-safe utility fabric for easy clean up.

Go find some of your scraps for this one!

 Cute eh?
To Make:
I cut my fabric 7inches by 14inches.
Using 1/4 seam allowances, sew right side together, turn and press.
Cut 1 side of each velcro to fit ends, sew one on the "wrong" side and one on the "right".
*Sew on opposite ends with tight zig-zag.*
I eyeballed the fold, but is ~1inch.
Just attach your velcro together and mark where the sides should end.
Sew as close to edge as possible up sides to bottom of fold.
I found the super soft and flexible velcro worked best for this project.
Each bag took about 10 minutes from cut to finish.
Cost < $1.50 per bag

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  1. So adorable! I wish I could sew.

  2. Found you via The Winthrop Chronicles...Love this idea... Question for you... what kind of fabric did you use for the interior? Is it easily wipe able...? I need to make some of these for sure! I've seen them floating all over the place, but making them seems so simple!

    1. In my research I found Babyville brand PUL fabric to be food safe and that is what I used. It is very easy to wipe clean. Joann's carries it. Hope that helps!

  3. I love using handmade snack and sandwich bags, they are so green and save money. ;o)

  4. I really need to start making some of your reusable bags!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

  5. Very clever, on my to make list. Thank you...

  6. I wish if I could get these pretty looking just fab bags, in which I could carry edibles and money, together.