Sunday, July 1, 2012

tutorial & giveaway: reusable sandwich bag

lately i've been trying to save money by bringing my own lunch to work instead of eating out.  and while i do have a reusable plastic wonder bread sandwich case i still love the hand made reusable bags i've seen floating around.  they're totally customizable:  you can use vinyl coated cotton or use vinyl coating on a fabric of your choice.  then all you need is velcro and you've got yourself a reusable sammich baggy!

here's the pattern for the front and back.
my sandwiches are pretty small, basically just 2 pieces of bread with peanut butter and honey.  however the pattern ended up being a little loose so if you make really big manly sammiches it will probably still fit.  
 

here all the pieces all cut out-i've already fused the interfacing to the other pieces.  then start by boxing the corners:

next, take the 2 front pieces, right sides together, and sew across the top.  flip right side out and press.  you can add some topstitching here if you'd like, and attach the velcro.

next, line it up with the back piece of lining.  pin and sew in place.  place the outer back piece on top, right sides together, and sew around the outside edge leaving a small opening on the flap.  trim or round the corners of the flap.  flip right side out, and press.  topstitch along the flap, closing the opening.  center and attach the velcro.  

and now you have a new eco friendly sandwich bag!! 

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and now for the giveaway:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

hope everyone had a great week and good luck!

20 comments:

  1. Awesome! I could use one of these for Chris's sammies!

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  2. My niece would love this for her lunches!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  3. I really need to give this a whirl!! Thanks for the tutorial... I will link back to you if I give it a shot!

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  4. These would be great to carry my breakfast sandwiches to work in. Thanks!

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  5. These are so fun! Bags are so much better than containers!

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  6. this would be awesome for my lunches i bring to school! its adorable and would give me incentive to pack more sandwiches and a healthier lunch:)

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  7. Gotta love the BYOB! Just moved off campus. Would be so perfect!

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  8. I just adore your pouch! I would send my littlest guy to school on his first day with it!
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    1. hi thanks for the invite!! i'm following you back and linking up!

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  9. Cute - I'm going to pack my son's school lunches in that lovely sandwich bag. He'll be the envy of his class :-)
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  10. Very cool sandwich bags! I definitely need to try and make some.

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  11. Hi! I'm the girl who won the baggie, I love it so much! Thanks again! I was wondering where you got the fabric because I wanted to make a lunchbox with matching lining, or if you remember the name of it?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello

      Yay! I'm so glad you like your baggie!!

      I don't remember the name of the fabric, but I got it at Joann's. And it was one of the pre-cut pieces it wasn't on a bolt (or at least I didn't see it). I got it last month when I was on the mainland but I couldn't find it on their website:/ good luck!

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  12. I work for the company that supplies Joann's with this fabric and I just happened across this on pinterest! You should be able to find it on Joann.com by searching for Land of Whimzie. It's the Safari Baby collection. we also have a girlyversion called Bloomers.

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    1. thanks for the info! i really like that fabric and i was sad when i couldn't find the label for it but now i can order more!

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    2. Glad to help and glad you like this fabric!

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  13. Super cute! Love these! I hope you will link this up to The cSI Project. The challenge is back to school. Each week is a new challenge. Come on over!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  14. Thank you for the fantastic article. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such information.

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  15. Hi Michelle, I'd love to talk to you about your post. Can you please contact me? Natalie natalie dot boike at generalmills dot com.

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    1. Sorry, genmills.com

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