School is in full swing and we as parents are churning out lunch after lunch after lunch after lunch. SOOOOO MANY LUNCHES. 🙂
The great thing about kids these days is that they are accustom to using lunch boxes, sandwich containers, and reusable water bottles. They are way more environmentally friendly than we were that is for sure. Where we have struggled (as parents) is that the snack bags situation. The ones we’ve used get pretty dirty after just a few uses, and definitely not easy wash out. So, we decided to make them ourselves. We’ve put together these no sew reusable snack bags that you can make at home with the kids. Here’s how you do it.
No Sew Reusable Snack Bags
- Small Piece of Cotton Fabric
- Small Piece of Vinyl Fabric
- Fabric Glue
- Scissors or Fabric Rotary Cutter
First start out by cutting your cotton fabric into a small rectangle. For the size snack bag we made, I cut the fabric into a 9 inch by 6 inch rectangle.
Next you are going to cut your vinyl fabric into a rectangle. I cut the vinyl approximately 2 centimeters small both length and width wise for gluing. Its up to you, but you want your vinyl piece smaller than your cotton piece.
Next, you are going to glue your cotton and vinyl pieces together. For reference, you will have your cotton piece down with the pattern on the table. Next you are going to set your vinyl piece on top of the cotton fabric, with the vinyl side facing up. So the back side of each of the pieces should be together. Squeeze a line of glue along the outside piece of the cotton fabric and glue to the top of the vinyl piece. Like above. You will want to fold the corners like you are wrapping a present or something flat. Let that piece dry for about an hour.
While your fabric might not be fully dried after an hour, it is hardened enough for you to now glue and fold the bottom fold. Remember you are only gluing the sides of the pouch together. I folded the bottom piece up approximately 3 inches for reference. Then using clothes pins or any clamps you have, clamp the sides together and let dry overnight.
From here, you add your velcro and voila, you have yourself the cutest little snack bags that you can wipe clean.
They are the perfect size for a single serving. Your kids (or yourself) can pick out their favorite fabric and you can make quite a few out of just a small piece of fabric.
We of course love to fill ours with Goldfish® Crackers
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