Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reusuable Snack Bags

My mom started a bad habit of giving her grandkids pretzels when they are leaving for the ride home (all of 15 minutes). With all the plastic bags that accumulated in my sister's car, she decided to buys some reusuable snack bags on etsy. She bought some really cute printed fabric bags that were lined with a semi waterproof fabric and close with velcro along the top. I looked at the bags and knew I could make some for my kids.
I bought some ripstop (check out here and here) in blue and red and some velcro. When I got home, I realized I didn't really have many fabrics that looked good with the colors of ripstop I bought! I should have thought about what fabric I wanted to use before buying the ripstop, but I am a little too impulsive for that. I pulled out this hand print fabric I found at Goodwill over a year ago, and it was a great fit! I fussy cut the had prints and sewed them together. Then I sewed the ripstop and sewed the handprint fabric and the ripstop together. Finally I added the velcro. That is it, I now have three reusuable snack bags for my kids to carry their snacks in the car.


  1. And I'm sure it was much cheaper than buying them! =)

  2. I am thinking of making some in a larger size with the velcro outside. You would have to fold it over to close it. That would make it hard for the kids to close the bags by accident.

  3. v. cute!

    at least it's not the habit to give out jelly beans (that's gramma moseley's fun tradition). :-)