Hey friends! It’s Leslie, back with another super easy tutorial PERFECT for the summer! (and fall… possibly winter and spring, too) Reusable sandwich/snack bags are the perfect solution to so many wasted plastic baggies. My kids use the plastic ones once and throw them away. What a waste! These little babies are washable so you can use them again and again! And they’re so CHEAP to make! You can whip up a whole bunch of them, ready to be loved all summer and even when school starts. Let me show ya just how easy these are…
|gather your supplies and get ready to ROCK n ROLL!!|
|pin the fabrics right sides together . i like to double pin where i need to leave an opening. all too often i sew around the whole thing and have to go back with the seam ripper. :-/|
|sew at 1/4″ inseam leaving a 2 inch opening, back stitching at beginning and end.
clip corners, turn and press.
|pin one piece of velcro on each of the short ends. i placed mine just about 1/8 inch down from the edge so you have something to grab hold of when opening the pouch.|
|once pinned, sew along the long ends, close to the edge of the velcro.|
|fold the entire piece in half, matching up the velcro|
|with the velcro at the top and the fold at the bottom, sew down each side at 1/8 inch inseam|
|TA DA!! Finito my friends! ready to be filled with whatever snacks you desire!|
|maybe a sandwich (school lunches never looked so cute!)|
|or little crackers!
(velcro might be a little noisy for church, but how simple to throw in your diaper bag, purse, backpack etc!)
|not sure how i get these sideways, but like the last time, if you’ll just tilt your head ever so slightly to the right, you’ll get the idea…
make a bunch!
|Mookie loves his new snack pouch! and he had no troubles getting it open. :)
(he’s almost 2)
|ENJOY while making the Earth just a little bit GREENER. :)|
And there you have it! Pretty simple huh? And it would be SO easy to embellish for your own little one with their initial or an animal shape. You could piece together a bunch of scraps to make it a patchwork pouch AND use up some of your scrap pile!