Re-usable Snack Bags – DIY

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I am always looking for easy ways to use less plastic at home. These re-usable snack bags are an easy and quick diy. Not a new idea from me,  just my version of many – you can find more ideas on Pinterest for these snack bags and other great ways to create less waste. My tutorial for cloth napkins is HERE.

I make 3 different sizes. The pictures shown are of the small size which holds a generous 1 cup of snacks. Below are the dimensions for all 3 sizes, but I will only show pictures of the making of the small bag. Follow the same process for any size (or make your own size to suit your needs).  Always pre-wash your fabrics so they don’t lose their shape when you wash after use. I use 100% cotton fabrics – any print for the exterior and a light, un-bleached muslin for the interior.

Large:  Cut one 10 inch x 17 inch piece of exterior and interior fabric. Finished size approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

Medium: Cut one 8 inch x 16 inch piece of exterior and interior fabric. Finished size approximately  7.25 x 6.5 inches.

Small: Cut one 7 x 14 inch piece of exterior and interior fabric. Finished size approximately: 6 x 6.5 inch.

Take your exterior piece and lay it right sides together with the interior piece, matching all edges. stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a 2 inch opening on one long edge for turning.

Clip Corners and trim seams if needed.

Turn right side out and press, folding in the 2 inch opening.

With wrong side facing up, fold one 7 inch edge up, leaving 2 inches out to form the flap.

Fold the flap over and stitch down both sides, stitching the flap down and enclosing the 2 inch opening on the long side.

I like to turn mine inside out and shake out the crumbs before tossing in the washing machine.




Sharon Schneider

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