Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recycle Snack Bag

Hi everyone welcome to my blog.  I kept seeing chatter on the Internet about these reusable baggies.  I wanted to know how it kept your bread from getting all dried out before lunch it's just fabric that air can get through, right.  So after lots of hours surfing the Internet I found out how it works.  The secret is rip stop fabric and water proof fabric.  I found it at Joann Fabrics in the back by the curtain fabric.  Ok, so here is one way to make a recycle snack baggie. 

Recycle Snack Baggie

Supplies:  Sewing machine
               Thread to match fabric choice
               Rotary Cutter, ruler and Mat (optional)
               Fabric of choice 17in X 8in piece
               Rip Stop Fabric 17in X 8in piece
               Velcro to match fabric choice 7in

cut fabric and Velcro

line the fabric with the right side of the fabric to the rip stop fabric

Sew a 1/2in seam to each short side

Press open the seams by pressing with your finger
do not use an iron the rip stop will melt to it 

Turn the fabric right side out

Place the Velcro center on the rip stop side of each short end

Sew in place you can use straight pins but it might leave
a tear in the rip stop fabric.

It should look like this now.

Fold over and line up the Velcro pieces and top of bag.

sew a 1/8in seam to each side

it will look like this with raw edges out

then turn it inside out and poke corners to a nice point

Sew a 1/4 to 3/8 in seam. What this
does is lock the raw edges of the fabric and rip stop fabric
inside the seam.  It is called a "French Seam".   It makes the
 bag more durable for washing over and over again. 

The sides should look like this when you turn it right side out

Inside view

Finished Bag
You can change the size of the bag by cutting it longer or shorter then 17X8 and adding a longer Velcro closure.  This bag can also be used to carry make-up, crayons, hair ties, School supplies, or in a diaper bag for the clothing of accidents till you get home.  There are so many uses for a bag like this so have fun and let your creative juices flow!