Friday, July 22, 2011

Tutorial: Cute Reusable Snack Bag

(As I am sure you have noticed from the pictures, I am not a professional seamstress. But hey, if you wanna become one, you gotta start somewhere, right?)

I love reinventing/recycling old things. Here is a way cute way to store snacks, crackers, and even messy food like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.....because here's the great part, it is water tight and washable (hand wash only people, don't stick this sucker in the wash or dishwasher or it will most likely ruin it. lol). It also stands up on its own! Great for taking on trips in the car, or to church with snacks for the kids.


Materials needed:

*Sewing machine....(or a needle and thread if you are feeling industrious)


*A reusable bag like this Gerber Graduates baggie (which i happen to love)

*Fabric of your choice,
(or you could even use contact paper....on second thought that might even work better..hmmm gonna have to try that next)

*Bias tape (if you want a clean finish on the edges)

Step #1Measure and cut two sides of material that will cover both sides of baggie. Then cut out a bottom piece that is the same size as the bottom. Tear apart the bottom, (pictured below) to be able to see how big to make the bottom piece, and it will need to be torn apart this way to sew the material on anyway.

Step #2

Sew the bottom piece onto the bottom part. You will have to sew half the side, then going around the long part and then going on half the other side. Flip it around and do the same on the other side.
Next sew the two big panels onto the bag. I like to fold the sides in before sewing to have a cleaner finish. When sewing down the side, continue sewing at the bottom so as to sew the bottom pieces together. This makes the bottom so that it will stand up on its own.

Step #3
When sewing the top of the panels to the bag, make sure you don't sew where the zipper part is.

Step #4

sew on the bias tape on the edges if so desired.

There you are finished!

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