Well, who doesn’t like to have snacks already on their side? Everyone does, right? So how about making a reusable and handy snack bag all ready by hand. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make reusable snack bags at home.
Creating a reusable snack bag is simple if you have all of the necessary items. To make your own handmade reusable snack bag at home, you’ll need to have the following ingredients:
- Sewing gauge
- Rotary cutter
- Outside cotton fabric
- Waterproof food-safe fabric
Once you’ve acquired your materials, let’s work on making a reusable snack bag. Creating reusable snack bags is a straightforward process if you follow the directions carefully:
Step 1: Cut your fabric. Both the outer and lining fabrics should be cut into two sections apiece. Cut these to your preferred size. Then cut a Velcro/hook and loop fastener string the length of your bag.
Cut the fabric
Step 2: Stitch all over the borders of the fastener, pinning one part of the velcro strip 3/4′′ from the peak of the one-liner part or any other height that suits. Repeat with the second half of the hook-and-loop clasp and the remaining lining material.
Stitch the borders
Step 3: Right sides aligned, clip one piece of the lining material to one part of the outer cloth (the one with the fastening). Sew 1/4′′ from the border of the top. Repeat with the remaining lining and exterior fabric. Open both sections and rub your finger over the seams to press the stitches open.
Pin the edges
Step 4: Align the edges and Velcro on both sections, right sides next to each other. Sew along the edge of the piece, beginning at the bottom of the lining fabric and leaving a 2′′ space open at the bottom of the liner to flip the pouch. Backstitch at the beginning and end of each stitch. Through the gap in the bottom of the liner, flip the pouch right-side-out.
Flip it over
Step 5: Bend in the borders to make a seam at the bottom of the lining. You may slip stitch or topstitch it over. You’re finished once you’ve pushed the liner within the bag. You can either finger compress the upper seams or run a really low iron over the bags to help them lay flat.
Reusable Snack Bags
- Use sharp equipment carefully: Be careful while using the scissors or rotary cutters as they can cause serious harm.
- Don’t use iron for too long: Fabric won’t take really hot iron over it, so be careful if you’re using an iron.
You have finally learned how to make this pretty and useful piece of art. This is your time to figure out something new like this as well. After following this tutorial, you’ll be able to learn how to make reusable snack bags at home, so go ahead and make one for yourself.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.