Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sandwich Wraps

Since you guys so kindly told me how much you loved my snack packs, I have been meaning to get to another project that is WAY over due. My sandwich wraps. 

C has one that I bought for too much money since I do sew myself and L doesn't have one at all. So, I am going to try this tutorial thing again with it. It's a little more complicated then the snack packs, but still pretty easy.

First, you will need:
1. Cute Fabric - scraps works well
2. Velcro
3. Food Saver bags
4. Tape

I cut a rectangle 10 x 13.5 inches. You need 2 in the fabric and 1 in the plastic. Save the other 1/2 of the food saver bag for the other sandwich wrap or make a snack pack with it. The sandwich wrap could have been a little bigger, 13.5 x 13.5, but that was as big as I could go with the bags. Then, I cut of the corners. Also, cut an inch of velcro.

Take one piece of the fabric and tape it right side of the fabric to the wrong side of the plastic. Tape, not pin because the pins make little holes in the plastic. As you are sewing, take the tape off just before you get to it. Sew all the way around. This is so the cute side of the fabric shows through when your child opens their lunch.

Sorry! I don't have a picture of this step.

Now, take the other piece of fabric, place the rough velcro on the right, long side in the middle and sew that on. Another opps on my part. I didn't take the picture of this step on the cherries. Also, I hadn't cut the corners yet. I hope it still makes sense. So, use this picture for velcro placement only.

Now, place that piece of fabric with the velcro on it right side down on the right side of the plastic. Slip the soft velcro inside with the fuzzy side toward the plastic. Don't do it the wrong way like me. Now, sew almost all the way around leaving one short side open.

Trim the edges.

Flip the wrap right side out and fold under the open side then sew. NO top stitching, it just makes little holes. Again, sorry! The picture is in the wrong fabric. I chose not to do the tutorial in this fabric because I only did one piece of fabric. It's just not as nice when it's done that way because you can see all the raw edges through it.

Now, it's done. You just need to fold it and put something a little heavy on it over night so the creases form.

There, now you have a reusable baggie for your sandwich and for your veggies. I hope you are inspired to be green and sew. One your kiddos open it up, it's a little place mat.

All of this fabric was scraps I had from past projects. None was bought and my scraps don't ever get thrown away. They come in very handy.

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  1. You're really living up to your Green Mama name :) Great idea! Thanks for complimenting my organizer. My hubby didn't like it at first but he learned to appreciate its usefulness in the living room ;)

  2. Aw that is fab thanks so much for sharing tina xx http://scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com