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DIY Snack and Sandwich Bags

DIY Snack & Sandwich Bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

Are snack bags as indispensable in your life as they are in mine? If they are, you might want to learn how to make them yourself. I think you’d be surprised at how easy they are to make! Reusable snack and sandwich bags are an easy step to take to reduce your dependence on disposable plastic wrap and baggies. Better for you and for the planet!

Once you get sewing, you’ll want to make a bunch of bags at a time – a stash for your family and some for gifts too! (No worries if you’re not the crafty type, there are plenty of reusable snack bags available to buy as well!)

The supplies:

  • sewing machine
  • cotton fabric
  • ripstop nylon lining
  • 5/8″ wide sew-on Velcro
  • coordinating thread

The directions:

Snack Bag (5″ x 6″ finished size): Start with 12″ x 7″ pieces of both cotton fabric and ripstop nylon as well as a 5″ strip of Velcro.

Sandwich Bag (6″ x 7 1/2″ finished size): Start with 14″ x 8 1/2″ pieces of both cotton fabric and ripstop nylon as well as a 6 1/2″ strip of Velcro.

Place cotton fabric and ripstop nylon together with right side of cotton facing out (there is no right or wrong side to ripstop nylon).

Fold top edge under 1/4″ and lightly press with an iron on low setting (not too hot or nylon may melt). Use sewing machine to stitch in place. Repeat with bottom edge.

DIY Snack and Sandwich bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

Fold the same edges over another 3/4 inch. Press and pin in a couple places. Place Velcro strip on each edge (the fuzzy side on one edge and the hook side on the other edge) and stitch in place.

DIY Snack and Sandwich Bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

Fold material in half with right sides together. Stitch side seams at 1/2 inch. When finished, trim seams to 1/4 inch.

DIY Snack and Sandwich bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

Turn bag inside out and push corners out with the end of a pencil if you need to. The Velcro seams should match together at the top.

DIY Snack and Sandwich bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

Finished bags can be washed by hand or machine-washed.

DIY Snack & Sandwich Bags // www.mindfulmomma.com

What kind of foods do you carry in a snack sack?

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