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Cloth Snack Baggie

Sew Woodsy: Cloth Snack Baggie

Friday, April 29, 2011

Cloth Snack Baggie

Last month, I featured a cloth snack baggie from Rhinestone Beagle. I was very intrigued by the use of fusible vinyl! I ran out to the store and bought a role, and used neutral "scraps" of fabric from my craft room to come up with an awesome reusable snack bag for myself! I followed Rhinestone Beagles tutorial. It is a well thought out and written tutorial. They did not miss a step, and I wasn't at all confused. 

I want to let you know that there were multiple instances when I thought I was going to break a needle, as I sewed around the perimeter of the bag (on the double sided portion). The fabric along with fusible vinyl was very thick and I had to go extremely slow. Like stitch-by-stitch, slow. 

Here is my finished product. 

The only tricky part to this project was making sure that my bag would fold correctly; so that the print would be facing the right side. If you choose a fabric pattern that is repetitive and can be viewed from any angle you won't have to worry about the way it folds. The best part is that I know of multiple people at my office who have these cloth baggies and spent $5-$8 on each baggie! I estimate that mine maybe came out to be $2 altogether.

If you've made a cloth snack baggie, I'd love to see it--let me know! 

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At April 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Blogger adventuresindinner said...

Terrific! I have bought a few of these but they certainly were more than $2.00. You might have even convinced me to take out my sewing machine.

Thanks for linking to ShabbyNest.

At April 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Rhinestone Beagle said...

Im so glad you tried the tutorial and were victorious! Its great to know someone is using the info we send out into cyber land. Thanks so much for linking up this week with your finished product.

At May 3, 2011 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

I recently wrote to JoAnn Fabrics to ask if vinyl is food-safe. They answered that it is not, and that nothing they sell is food-safe. There's a lot of information to be had on the subject if you Google it. The general consensus is that it isn't. I'm so disappointed because I just made vinyl lined bread bags for my homemade bread, and now I can't use them. One became a very cute cover for my blender though.....

At May 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Barbara--I had a coworker ask me if it was food safe yesterday, and I had no idea until I looked it up. A coworked of mine bought some snack baggies that were made with a water resistant like material and he said those were food safe. So far I've only put snacks in the baggie that had a wrapper on it and that's probably how I will keep using the bag.

-Katie aka Mrs. Woodsy :)

At May 5, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

I've been thinking about trying fusible vinyl out too. Oh the possibilities! I want to make myself a set of makeup bags with it.

Oh and...GO STILLERS! :-D I live in western you too?

At May 6, 2011 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Katie said...

@Rachel--I too want to make a travel makeup bag (Sew Dad has a great tutorial)!!! I live in Florida but I have tons of family that lives in Pittsburgh!

At May 6, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous adventuresindinner said...

Terrific! I have bought a few of these but they certainly were more than $2.00. You might have even convinced me to take out my sewing machine.

Thanks for linking to ShabbyNest.

At July 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about using a chip bag...? You would clean it and put the printed side againt the fabric so you wouldn't see it.

At September 11, 2011 at 1:11 AM , Blogger beccalouise said...

You could also iron together shopping bags to create something like vinyl you can sew through. I don't know if it is food safe, but I wouldn't care if it is just a snack that is in there for a few hours and not long term.

Also, you should pick up different sized needles for your machine next time you're at the craft store. A size 16 would fly through that thing without worrying your needle will break. I just learned this trick when my needle and top thread kept breaking when sewing through a quilt with multiple layers. Consult your machine manual if you want to know more about that. It will tell you what size is recommended for certain fabrics.


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