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Cut out the packaging in your kids lunchbox by making your own reusable snack and sandwich bags.

What you’ll need:

  • Outside cotton fabric
  • Cotton lining fabric
  • Iron on vinyl
  • Velcro
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron

Method:

  1. Firstly, cut your pieces. For a sandwich sized bag, cut two pieces of each fabric and the vinyl into 6 1/2 inch squares. For the smaller version, cut into 6 and a 1/2 inches x 4 and a 1/2 inches.
  2. Cut a piece of velcro 6 and a 1/2 inches long.
  3. Heat your iron to wool setting.
  4. Pull vinyl off backing and place it on one of the liner fabric pieces sticky side down.
  5. Place the backing back on top of the vinyl and iron over the top for 20 seconds or until the vinyl is stuck.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the second piece of vinyl and lining fabric.
  7. Pin one half of the velcro strip 3/4 inch from the top of  the vinyl-coated side of one of the pieces of lining fabric.
  8. Repeat with the other piece of lining fabric and the other half of the velcro.
  9. Sew to attach the velcro.
  10. Pin one piece of lining fabric with velcro to one piece of outside fabric, right sides together and sew 1/4 inch from the top.
  11. Repeat with other lining and outside fabric.
  12. Open up both your pieces and with right sides together, place one on top of the other.
  13. Sew around the perimeter 1/4 inch in and leave a 2 inch hole at the bottom for turning.
  14. Turn the fabric the right way and sew the hole shut.
  15. Turn the vinyl coated lining fabric inside the outer fabric and your pocket is ready to fill with the kids snacks.

There looks like a few steps but these are quick and easy to make and so handy for the kids lunches and snacks.

What’s your child’s favourite lunch box snack?

PLEASE share with us in the comments below

Image credit: Pinterest

  • All snack bags are re usable, it all depends on if one snack makes a mess as to whether you can re use that bag

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  • These would be fabulous, thanks!

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  • A great idea! How easy are they to clean?

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  • Whilst I do love this idea, my son is now 15 and would not use these. They would have been great many years ago.

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  • It’s a great idea but I prefer to use a container that has multiple compartments and it’s easy to wash.

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  • Looks very worthwhile and looks great too, thanks.

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  • Awesome product. I hate using so much plastic.

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  • Looks cute !
    However wonder if it’s so practical ?
    I love the Nude food lunchboxes of my kids, easy to wash and dry directly and has lots of compartments.

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  • Great idea, reminds me of something similar my mum used to have for me when I went school before plastics were invented. And what a great way to stop having plastic in the world’s landfill.

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  • this is a great idea and you can personalize the bags with words or your kid’s name

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  • Nice looking snack bags – I do like my easy to wash snack containers.

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  • love the idea, but it is just another thing to clean

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  • A great way to help the environment!!


    • Good point, it is a good bag idea for the environment.

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  • Good idea but I like the snap lock bags for freshness and easy to wash and re use. i would need a mountain of these every day for our lunch boxes.

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  • Awesome idea. Would be a great way to make your own packets of chips or popcorn

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