Making reusable snack bags with waxed fabric is super easy, and such a practical way to carry snacks in your bag for toddlers, or yourself.
These rather cute little snack bags with a waxed fabric waterproof lining are perfect for a lunch bag, handbag or pocket on the school run! Personally I find them useful for carrying decaf tea bags with me.
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How to make a reusable snack bag
You will need two pieces of fabric measuring 5 by 14” each, one of which is waxed, plus a piece of velcro approx 3”.
Place a piece of velcro 1″ down centrally on the bottom edge of your external fabric. If your fabric has a directional print place it at the top of the print.
Stitch in place.
Place your opposite piece of velcro 1″ down centrally on your waxed lining fabric, stitch in place.
Put your two pieces of fabric right sides together, with the velcro pieces at opposite ends. Stitch from the top right edge of the lining (with velcro at top) down and round back up to the top left.
Turn right side out. Turn in the opening.
Topstitch in place.
Create the pocket by folding up the bottom edge so the linings face each other, creating a pocket 5″ along the edges.
Topstitch in place to secure. Your top will then fold down and your velcro secure shut your reusable snack bag.
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