Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reusable Snack Bag & Napkin Tutorials


I suffer from plastic use guilt. What is this you ask. It's the sense of guilt that overcomes me every time I open the drawer to pull out a plastic bag. We all know that plastic is bad for the environment but it's very hard to give up it's convenience and go "green." In an effort to be a little more "green" and alleviate some of my plastic use guilt I created tutorials for a reusable snack bag and reusable napkin. It's quick and easy, taking less than 30 minutes(less time if you're not interrupted by a child) to create both the pouch and a matching napkin. I made several snack pouches and matching napkins for my daughter's preschool snack. These are my first tutorials. I hope you'll make some and help alleviate plastic use guilt all around the world! Feel free to contact me with questions.

Click to download a pdf of the Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial


Click to download a pdf of Reusable Napkin Tutorial

Edited:
This reusable snack bag tutorial was revised. The link should take you to the revised tutorial. Snack size pouch measurement = 7.5 inches by 11 inches.
Sandwich size pouch measurement = 7.5 inches by 19 inches.

The construction is the same for either a snack pouch or a sandwich bag. So the tutorial instructions would be exactly the same for either. The difference in measurements will just change the final size. So really this is a two for one tutorial by changing the largest measurement you can have either a snack pouch or sandwich bag.
The 7.5 x 19 inch size for sandwich bags should accommodate bigger pieces of bread. If you're a Wonder Bread sandwich eater you may want to cut that down to 7.5 X 15.

10 comments:

susan said...

great tutes!! i hate using plastic baggies, this will be a nice alternative. and the napkins are adorable, i like that they are double sided
thanks

Helen said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for poppign over to comment on my blog today. How funny that we each picked a similar topic for our first tutorials!

kerri said...

This is a great idea! This gets me one step closer to phaseingout the plastic altogether. Thanks!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

This is so great. I'll have to give it a try, being the hippie that I am!

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful! When my kids were in grade school, I had a whole collection of cloth napkins for school lunches -- it was a lot of fun!

Been enjoying your blog. I'm in the booty swap and am trying to visit all the bloggers to say hello.

Pieces said...

Those are great tutorials and a great idea. I need to think about how to incorporate that into my kiddos lunches.

Christy said...

Great job on the tutorials Jill!

So many Ideas not enough Time said...

Such a great idea. I can't wait to start making some.
I was thinking about how to make it easier to turn, and I thought, you could place a second measure of velcro over the sewn on pieces before placing the lining over the outter bag. then there is nothing to get stuck together when pulling it all through the hole. Just a thought.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! I enjoyed seeing how you made yours.

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