Most of the kids in town here are heading back to school in about a week, so for our kids sewing class this month we decided to make some reusable snack bags that they can use to pack lunches! I use these at home and really love that it's saving me from using hundreds of plastic bags each school year when I pack the kids lunches. Or, to be honest, when the kids pack their own lunches...that's the rule around our house. So I thought I'd pass on this quick, simple project that is super useful! A couple things to note: we used cotton fabric for ours since that was what we had. Totally works,* but I also like using ripstop nylon for the lining because you can turn them inside out and wipe them down quick and reuse them easier that way instead of feeling like you need to wash them in between each use. Just something to consider! Also, I would either prewash all of the fabrics you are using or wash the bags before use. So lets get started, shall we!
*1/4 yard fabric for the outside of the bags, more if using a directional print
* 1/4 yard lining fabric (we are using a natural muslin in this tutorial)*
* rotary cutter and mat or scissors and ruler
* sewing machine, scissors, thread, etc...
Fabric shown in this tutorial is from the Burly Beavers collection from Robert Kaufman and is available in store or online HERE!
We are making 3 different sizes. The largest bag fits a sandwich nicely.
Step 1: Cut 1 piece from the lining fabric and and 1 piece from the outside fabric of each size:
Large: 16" x 9"
Medium: 12" x 7"
Small: 10" x 5"
* If your fabric has a specific direction to it, make sure to pay attention to that when cutting!