Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fabric Snack Bags

As many of you know we have slowly become a more eco-friendly family. I while back I wrote about our cloth napkins and diaper wipes.
material is from Ikea kids collection
I came across the idea for fabric snack bags on Etsy.  Since we often take dry cereals and cookies for snacks it is perfect for us.

fabric for outside (could be almost anything)
fabric for inside (ideally unbleached muslin, but I used a white bed sheet)
sewing notions

How to
Measure a sandwich baggie
Cut your main fabric and lining slightly bigger than the sandwich bag to account for seams.
Sew the velcro to the top side of your lining.  Don't put the velcro right at the top, space it down a little.
Sew around 3 sides of the lining and main fabric.  Be sure to leave a small opening in the bottom of the lining!
With right sides together, sew the lining to the main fabric.
Turn right side out
Sew around the top edge of the bag for a finished look
Hand sew the opening in the lining.

I want to get some unbleached muslin to make our bags safer for food.  I also want to try making a bag without the velcro (you know like the older style of sandwich bags).

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