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Monday, July 26, 2010
Tutorial: Snack/Sandwich Baggies
Yet another easy and cheap (and cute!) way to reuse around the house- make cloth baggies. Besides being able to reduce waste, save money, and personalize the kids' lunches, you'll save yourself a lot of stress by making your own! You will no longer have those mornings where you wake up and realize you used the last baggie yesterday, and don't have any way to pack your kids' pb&j. Just make a dozen or so of these, and throw them in the wash, as needed. Presto, problem solved!
Here's how to do it!
Step 1: Determine the size of bag that you want. Add 4 inches to the length, and 1 inch to the width. I like my snack bags to be 5x7 and my sandwich bags to be 7x7. So, the cut dimensions for the snack bags are- 6x11 and the sandwich bags are 8x11.
Step 2: Hem both ends of the bags. Using a decorative stitch is a nice way to make the baggies look even better!
Step 3: Fold in one of the short sides 3 inches- right side to right side- iron or pin to keep in place. Then fold the other hemmed side all the way over to the fold created by the first fold- right side to right side- iron or pin in place.
Step 4: Sew 1/2 inch seam allowance down both unfinished sides. I always sew two rows, about 1/4 inch apart, for added security in case a seam busts.
Step 5: Turn right side out, and fill it up with snacks, and go!