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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lunch Sack Tutorial

Although my photography is awful, I thought you might like to see some little environmentally friendly lunch sacks I am making to sell at a trunk show in November.  They are such a cinch to make, I decided to attempt a little tutorial so you can make some for yourself, your kids or as little treats for friends.  They are very much like the old type foldover plastic baggies, but you can throw them in the wash with other things and stuff them again the next day with a yummy sandwich without using plastic.  Lets get started:
Supplies needed:
strip of cotton fabric cut 17"x7"
needle and thread or sewing machine

1.  start by cutting your strip of fabric to the above 17"x7" strip
2.  fold under each short end making a little 1/4" hem, iron flat and sew.
3.  with RIGHT side facing up, now fold one end down 2 1/2".

 4.  Now fold the other end UP AND OVER the 2 1/2" you just folded down....iron this.
5.  Sew the two side seams...your right sides will be together and the wrong sides will be facing up.

6.  Turn your little baggie inside out, and this is what you will have!  A little sack with a fold over top to keep your sandwich fresh.

7.  Make several in coordinating fabrics and keep on hand for all lunch boxes in your family...including yours!

Sorry this is not the best tutorial, but it is a super simple and QUICK little project.  It would be fun to let your child choose  his/her own fabrics and do with you.  Now, I need to come up with a catchy name for my little sacks when I package them for sale and would truly appreciate your help.  Leave me a comment if you have a suggestion.

I will be away on Friday at The Waterford Faire ( which, next to Christmas is the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR, so I hope to have lots of pictures to show you next week.  Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tutorial! I really need to make a few of these for my girls. How about 'snack sacks'?

    ReplyDelete happy to hear from you.........