Monday, March 18, 2013

Reusable Sandwich Bags

     He is another way to replace some of the plastic consumables we use each day.

     Last week as I was packing lunch for my 3 kids I did a quick count of how many baggies I was using everyday. 1 for the sandwich,  1 for crackers, 1 for carrots, 1 for a sweet treat, 1 for another salty treat for snack time. That's 15 bags a day! I decided to make some reusable sandwich bags and try to at least slow my use of plastics. I would recommend  using organic cotton seeing as fabric is not sold as a food safe product.        

Cut a rectangle pattern out of tissue paper that is 15" by 7".

Pin your pattern to you fabric and cut two pieces the same size.

Pin the two pieces with right sides (the side with the print) together.

Sew along the cut edge. Leaving a three inch hole. A straight stitch is sufficient.

Cut the tips off the corners.

Turn it in on it's self.

Iron Flat.

Fold the bottom up leaving 4 inches on the top.

Then fold the top to the line of the bottom.

Sew down either side as close to the edge as you can.

Cut strings add an decoration you would like a button ribbon ect...

These bags can be thrown in the washing machine and reused for much longer than you would get out of 100 sandwich bags.