Monday, June 15, 2015

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Last week we talked about Hook and Loop Tape closures.  They are so simple but perfect when you need a fast closure.  Today we wanted to give your some practice adding hook and loop tape.  So for our free pattern we have this fun Reusable Snack Bag.

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial
This would be a great project for adults, as well as children learning to sew.

Materials Needed:
15" x 5" piece of Laminated Cotton or PUL fabric (affiliate)
Thread
Pinking Shears


Step #1
Use your pinking shears to cut our your fabric piece.  You can use a plain cotton fabric but laminated cotton or PUL will wash up better and repel grease.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #2
Fold one short edge down 3" with right sides together.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #3
Now fold the entire piece in half with right sides together and pin at the top where you folded down 3".
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #4
Draw a diagonal line with your fabric pen from the folded corner to raw edge of the piece.  Cut along this line.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #5
Open your fabric up again.  You now have a little facing piece that is a triangle.  Sew the facing to the main piece along the diagonal lines.

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial
Step #6
Turn your facing right side out and press.  Topstitch along the diagonal lines.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #7
Place one side of your hook and loop take in the middle of your facing piece.  Stitch down.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #8
Fold the bottom short edge of the snack bag up 1/4".  Stitch down the edge.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Step #9
Turn the piece right side up, in the middle and about 1.5" from the edge stitch down your other side of the hook and loop tape.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial
Step #10
With right sides together, fold the bottom of your piece up to the bottom of the facing.  Stitch down the side seams of the bag.
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial
Step #11
Turn the bag right side out and press.  And you are done!!!!
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial     Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Such a fast sew but a great little project to learn to sew hook and loop tape.  I made some of these a few years back and we take them everywhere we go.  Especially during the summer when we pack a lunch for the zoo or park.  
Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial
And the best part, you can throw them in the laundry when they get dirty.  So go find your some fabric and get sewing!!

Free Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

1 comment:

  1. Saving for later to remind me to make some!! I have been wanting to make some for over a year now and I keep forgetting.

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