Reusable Lunch Bags

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Reusable Lunch Bags

This year, I’m trying to “green” our lunch routine by eliminating plastic baggies. Reusable lunch sacks – perfect for everything from sandwiches to pretzels – are easy to make with ripstop nylon scraps and Fiskars tools.

I started with 2 pieces of ripstop nylon, approximately ¼ yard each. I cut several rectangles out of the fabric, using Fiskars Softgrip No. 8 Bent Scissors. The great thing about these baggies is that you don’t have to be precise in measuring…a variety of sizes will meet all your lunch needs!

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Fold each rectangle in half, and stitch up the sides. For one baggie, I folded wide bias tape over the edges to create a more “finished” look. On the other, I used the bias tape across the top. Want an “envelope” look? Use the Diamond Template as your guide in cutting out the flap.

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Finish the edges of your baggies by trimming with Fiskars Pinking Shears – this eliminates the need to stitch each edge, and prevents the fabric from fraying. You’ll want a way to close your baggies (keep in mind, you won’t have a liquid tight seal)…I chose adhesive backed velcro squares to keep things simple. Enjoy!

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Supply List

Ripstop nylon fabric

Thread

Wide bias tape

Button

Adhesive backed velcro