Monday, April 09, 2012

Earth Day: Reusable Lunch Bags


So it drives me crazy to use and throw away ziplock baggies.  I decided to make some of my own using a series of various tutorials I've seen over the years I threw a few together using a tablecloth and velcro. 
I cut rectangles from the tablecloth (a few of the tutorials I've seen have used the inside of plastic cereal bags etc for the inside layer, but I decided to use the wipeable table cloth for both sides. 
I sewed up three sides face to face. 
I turned it right side out. 
I folded the last side in, and sewed a line. 
I  added some velcro to the part I folded up and sewed it to make a pocket (easier than doing it afterwards). 
Folded it up leave a flap, and sewed up both sides. 
Added velcro to the top flap to close. 
Ta da.  Earth friendlier, and wipeoutable. 

4 comments:

Sharla said...

Clever idea. Another thing to add to my list to do when I borrow my Mom's sewing machine.

Keri said...

EXCELLENT idea. Absolutely going to try this as I hate using all those little plastic bags for the million lunches I make. Thanks!

Anji* said...

I really like this idea, great print on the tablecloth you used too!

tt.scraps said...

GREAT idea!!! :)