Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yay! A real use for my scraps!

Yes, I save all my scraps. Big and small.

Somehow I found this tutorial this morning, for fabric sandwich bags. I have seen a few other mentions, but most use velcro. I'm afraid of the "oilcloth" sold at fabric stores--it feels like plastic, not oilcloth. I think it is plastic. Probably the worst kind (me? cynical?). And really, I want machine washable, not wipe cleanable. (Are my kids really bigger slobs than other peoples?)

I don't have a serger, but I love the bags in the tutorial. I'd also like something sturdier--as in, lined.




Yes, those are French seams. I love French seams. I even French-seamed the ends. Because that's how I roll.

I have more fabric in the dryer now. Those cottons I got to make my kids pillowcases with 2 years ago? Now I see sandwich and snack bags.

In other news:
Two down, 18 to go.


  1. You did it! You made them (or one?) Woot! Can't wait to see them for real.

  2. Love them! I am a French seam fan also, just because it is so chic, and finished.

    How about you post a tutorial on how to do the lined version?

  3. I would so use one of these. And my mind can't help but wander to the holiday season and think how cute these would be filled with cookies for a special someone. Oh the places this could go. The only downfall on my part is my husband. He is our biggest lunch packer, and he prefers his plastic bags. Can you say resistant to change. uhh!

  4. I have made 3 now, all different sizes (do to scrap sizes!). I may do a tutorial, we'll see. I have a 10-year-old flip expert who could help me :)

    I hope to be able to pack lunches with them next week.

    I think they'd be great for little holiday gifts too! For anything, really. A cute bow would spiff them up too. hmmm....