It never fails – 9:00 pm and my kids tell me they have run out of ziplock bags for tomorrow’s lunch. Same at your house? Enough is enough – I decided to try my hand at making reusable snack bags. Today is the day I free myself from throwaway plastic bags and join the reusable snack bag revolution! <grin>
Materials you need for each bag:
7.25″ wide X 14″ long laminated cotton
7.25″ wide X 14″ long cotton print
5.5″ piece of hook and loop (Velcro)
*I’ve heard you can make your own laminated cotton using iron on vinyl! I’ve not tried it but it’s certainly worth a shot if you don’t have any laminated cotton!
Center hook and loop on opposite short ends of the laminated cotton, on the right side of the fabric. Straight stitch the hook and loop on approximately 0.75″ from the top and bottom of the fabric.
Fold the long end in half and with right sides together so that your hook and loop meet at the top.
Using a 0.25″ seam allowance, straight stitch the sides of the bag. Repeat for the cotton print.
Turn laminated piece right side out and nestle into the cotton print so that right sides are together, matching seams.
Sew along the the top edge of the bag using a 0.25″ seam allowance. Make sure to leave an opening approximately 2-3″ for turning the bag right side out.
Turn the bag right side out through the hole, then stuff the laminate lining into the cotton bag. Top stitch the top of the bag using a small seam allowance (approximately 1/8″) so that you catch the edges of the hole that you left for turning.
These wipe clean in a snap and can even take a spin in the washer if they become soiled on the outside. Sure makes me happy to recycle and reuse!