These are not really needed around here right now as I am not packing my lunch for work and Nora doesn't need snacks on the go yet, but it was a project I had been meaning to try for a while now. Everyone who I worked with had these cute little patterned bags for their snacks and I was always jealous of them! I also hate having to wash out plastic ziplocs because I feel like they never really get clean and throwing them out is such a waste. This was a SUPER easy project that any beginning sewer could do in less than an hour (each bag took me about 10 minutes!).
|Get your little helper to do the cutting. Just kidding! She can just sit there and sing you songs while you cut!|
|You need 2 pieces- one of each fabric in the same size. Mine were 6x20 inches. The smaller one I did was 6x16 in. Do whatever size you think your family will need.|
|Sew them right sides together, leaving an opening to turn it back to ride side out.|
|Before you turn it back out, clip the corners as shown to eliminate bulk inside your corners.|
|You will need velcro, which can also be found at any fabric or craft store. As you can see it's cheap too- $2.99!|
|Lay out your velcro. I did the soft side (loops) at the bottom and the hooks on top, but I don't think it matters how you do it. Sew the top piece on first by stitching a straight line along each long edge.|
|Once the top piece is on, mark where it will meet the bottom piece with a pin.|
|Attach the bottom piece.|
|Now all you have to do is topstitch around the entire bag (with the flap open) in order to attach the 2 sides of the bag.|
|All ready for any kind of snacks!|
Tweedle Tip: If you live in the Invermere area, I got both fabrics at Essentials. They are having a 30% off sale right now! Get down there!