Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Re-usable Snack Bags

These little guys were a part of my Christmas crafting gifts. In my attempt to be green, and more self sustained I decided to tackle these for my mom. I wanted little bags that could easily be re-used day after day, and were easy to clean. After searching around the internet, and pinterest I found this idea of fusing together plastic grocery bags to be able to sew on them. It was pretty easy too, and all I had to do was iron bags together with parchment paper over them until they essentially melted together. I did only one layer at a time, and because I am picky I cut up my bags so there weren't any letters or writing showing. The idea behind this is really a good one, but I'm not sure of the effects of long term use with the plastic grocery bags on your food. Next time I think I am actually going to try just using ziploc bags. That being said, the process was really simple and I just used bags and fabric that I already had on hand.

I cut up the plastic and the fabric into long wide strips and then folded down a tab at one end and sewed away! 
Now you can have dry foods as well as wet foods (such as fruit or anything like that) and still be able to wash out your cute little bag, and then re-use it tomorrow! Stoked!

This is the bag all closed up. I just folded it up like a sandwich bag. The way that the sides fold up kind of bothers me though. I think next time I am going to just do some velcro, and have a fold down flap. Just cause my OCD really kicks in with things like that...
I really enjoyed doing this project, and loved the outcome of them. This will definitely be on my list of things to do for myself soon. I will let you know about any changes that I made to them too!

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