Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reusable Sandwhich Bag Tutorial

These bags are great for snacks and sandwiches! They’re very easy to make and super easy to customize. And you can reuse them so no need to throw out all those plastic baggies. One cool feature you can throw them in the washer. I used an old table cloth on the inside of some of mine so that they could just be wiped down.

What you need:
Cotton Fabric- Whatever size you want just keep in mind that the piece will be folded in half to create the final bag.
Interior Fabric- You can use cotton, or an old table cloth or whatever else you would like (same size as the cotton fabric)
Velcro- 3/4 an inch smaller than the short end of the material *Sticky Velcro works great!!!
Sewing Machine

Time to Start!!!

1. Cut your two pieces of material to the same size. Mine are roughly 16 x 7 inches. (which produced a bag around 6 x 7 1/2 inches)

2. Sew the raw edge under about a half inch on both short ends for each piece of fabric.

3. On the inside piece place the Velcro. Sew into place. If using sticky Velcro sewing just the long sides has worked for me just fine. (You dont want the velcro to become unsticky and peel off)

4. Place each fabric so that the wrong sides are facing each other. Fold them in half so the exterior cotton is not showing.

5. Now sew the 2 sides together. (Make sure you line up the tops of the fabrics)

6. Now sew the top of the bag. (To do this on my machine I removed the tool box and slipped the bag on. see the picture)

7. Flip the bag right side out, if you would like your bag could now be finished. (It will have raw edges on the interior.)

8. To fix this simply sew a line down the two sides. It not only conseals the raw edges inside but gives it a nice decorative touch as well.
9. TADA!! your all done.

Hope you enjoy this. If your crafty feel free to make some of these. Share your pictures if you would like! I do ask that you do not use this tutorial to produce bags to sell. So please for personal use only. If your not quite as crafty visit my store to buy one of these cute bags.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Cute bag and green too!

  2. very nice tutorial meg!
    Have a great day!

  3. Sweet!! A new tutorial I can try thanks for posting.. your blog is awesome.. I am thinking about my first tutorial about making feathers earring. i have a poll on my blog about it.. stop by and vote if you'd like;-)

    p.s. i'm following

  4. Thank you guys for the feedback. If you do try it let me know how it goes. And tell me if i need to clear anything up. I tried to make it as simple as possible :0)

  5. What a clever idea! I love the fact that they are green! I wish I could sew!!