Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

So we have four young children in our family which means we go through a lot of snacks and I mean A LOT! So back when my oldest two were itty bitty I sewed together some reusable snack bags that we have been using for many years. Since then we’ve added two more children and I decided it was time to sew up a few more for all our summer outings.

I am in love with the fabric line ‘Farm Girl‘ by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs. It is so sweet (well pretty much anything by October Afternoon is too sweet for words). I don’t know if you remember the Easter Bonnet that I created for Josephine a few months back, but that was made from this fabric line as well. I just can’t get enough. I think that the canning jar print is perfect for these reusable snack bags!

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Supplies:

Two fat quarters (coordinating fabrics)

Velcro

Sewing Machine

Scissors

Iron

Hand Sewing Needle

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

 

Directions:

You can get the FULL step-by-step tutorial for creating these Reusable Snack Bags by clicking HERE. I also have a Lessons with Lindsay Sewing Video coming out later this year that will take you through every step on how to create your own reusable snack bags. If you haven’t checked out my free online sewing series, you can check out the all of the Lessons with Lindsay videos by clicking HERE.

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

These reusable snack bags are meant to be used for dried snacks and can be machine washed and dried. I would not suggest using oil cloth for this project as it is not food safe, but if you find a waterproof, food safe fabric for the lining then you could certainly use these for other snacks such as fruit and veggies.

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

These reusable snack bags can be made so quickly and when I make mine, I like to sew them assembly style to whip up a bunch at one time. Once you get them cut out, you can make about four in under an hour (or even faster if you are quick on your sewing machine). You can personalize them with machine or hand embroidery prior to constructing the bags. And they make great gifts too!

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

One of my other favorite things about these bags is that they are reusable which means a whole lot less plastic baggies floating around. And don’t get wrong, I use the plastic baggies too because they certainly have their place, but it’s nice to have these bags in the same drawer and grab them to use for those dry snacks.

I hope you all enjoy creating these Reusable Snack Bags as much as I do.

Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Here are a few additional free patterns using Riley Blake Designs fabric that you might enjoy……..

Free Patterns

Easy Knot Dress FREE Pattern by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Free Pattern: Easy Knot Dress

Tulip Petal Sun Hat FREE pattern by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Free Tulip Petal Sun Hat Pattern

Art Tote Free Pattern by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Free Art Tote Pattern

And until next time……..

Happy Sewing!

xoxo,

Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

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2 Comments

  1. ownt. what a beautiful look, and the bag is also very cool

  2. Adorei …. Parabens