Thursday, September 9, 2010

Snack Bag Tutorial

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Genesis 2:15 NIV)
So now that the kiddos are happily off to school everyday I have a little more time to try some of the fun ideas I come across. Today I wanted to share with you a little tutorial on making these nifty earth friendly snack baggies. Aren't they cute?
I found the idea in the Aug/Sept issue of Simply Handmade.
Items you will need for this project are:
cotton fabric, ripstop nylon, ribbon, Velcro
Step 1: Cut both fabric & ripstop nylon 13x7 inches. Pin wrong sides together.
Step 2: Fold two 5" pieces of ribbon in half. Pin them centered on each short side. Be sure to put loop toward the inside leaving 1 1/2 " tails.
Step 3: Stitch each short end using 1/2" seam.

Step4: Turn right side out and press using low setting.
Step 5: Cut Velcro 61/2" allowing 1/4" around top and sides. Pin down and stitch using two lines of stitching.
Step 6: Fold in half with ripstop side showing. Pin and stitch.
Step 7: Turn right side out and press.
Final step: Stitch down edges with 1/4" seam, enclosing the inside seam.

And there you have it! These are fun and fairly easy to make. Even for a beginner like me!
Another plus is these beauties are machine washable. Just turn them inside out and put extra loop Velcro over the hook Velcro to keep it from catching on other items. Wash and dry as normal.

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Simply Handmade has some great ideas you should really check out their blog.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy Creating and God Bless!
J@

4 comments:

Amy said...

How cool is this! The nylon lining is perfect--at the beginning I was wondering how you would keep the food from getting the inside of the bag all gunky (and getting lint on the food LOL), so the nylon makes perfect sense.

Chris said...

these are so cute!! these would have been great when my kids were little...but i doubt they like them in HS...lol someone might get beat up! >"<

Rebecca said...

What a cool project. My sewing skills are non-existent. But this looks like a fun thing to tackle if I were to ever get gutsy!

Angela said...

Really cool! You made it look so easy with your tutorial; I may have to give these a try!