Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Going Green

A friend of mine asked me if I knew how to make re-usable sandwich bags. I didn't, but that got me interested in how they are made and if I wanted to get into it. I found a few great tutorials and then ran to Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and my quilt store! I made 2 different kinds and I have an idea for another way to make them. But that is going to have to wait till tomorrow. I am tired and need to get to bed. Here is what I have so far.

This is my first one. It is made with laminated cotton from Moda. I left the bread in it for 3 1/2 hours and it was still fresh and good. Then I washed the bag and found it to be completely water proof! This is a great bag for sandwiches and snacks. I found this tutorial on Craft Buds. Check it out!

My second sandwich bag is more of a wrap. I love it because it could work as a place mat for my kids lunch at school. Then they don't have to lay their food on the dirty tables there. I used canvas on the outside and waterproof nylon on the inside. I got this tutorial from Chica and Jo, check them out too! Both sites are great and walk you through every step!


  1. These turned out great! Glad you were able to put the Craft Buds tutorial to good use!

  2. Very cute! I love the polka dot oilcloth!

  3. Thank you! I love the polka dots too. Its great that Moda makes laminated cotton for projects like this. :) I thought it was oilcloth too, but its laminated cotton. Oilcloth is toxic, which I have just recently discovered.