My kids are finally back in school (YAY!), and I'm going to get back to somewhat regular blogging.
We try to live a relatively low-waste lifestyle, so I like to make my own reusable sandwich bags. I thought I'd share how I make ours, in case you need some too!
Materials: 1/4 yard of exterior print, and 1/4 yard of interior fabric (I like ripstop nylon, but PUL or just additional cotton fabric will work as well), and 8" of velcro per bag.
Cut 8.5" squares of all fabrics - two exterior and two interior.
Place exterior fabrics right sides together, and sew around three sides, leaving a 2" opening in the bottom of the interior. (if using directional prints, leave the top open). Repeat for interior.
Cut 1" squares out of the bottom corners of both the interior and exterior.
Gently pull the square open, and matching seams, sew across the diagonal of your corner.
Turn your interior fabric right side out, and slide into the exterior unit. You will now sew around the top of the two bags. I like to use wonder clips to hold my pieces here, as pins leave holes in both nylon and PUL.
Pull your exterior right side out through the hole in the interior.
Sew the opening closed. (I'm using grey thread throughout this tutorial so you can see my seams, but feel free to use matching thread!)
Push your interior fabric into the exterior fabric and top stitch your layers to hold them together.
Pin or clip your velcro into place, one piece at a time and sew around the velcro.
Voila! You're done! I find this size will fit even large sandwich bread, and I use them for chips and other lunch items as well! They hold up well in the wash, and I wash ours as needed. Enjoy!