By: Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer

Forget the disposable plastic bags and make a greener and prettier alternative. Now you can make cloth snack or sandwich bags.

Reusable Cloth Snack Bags
Reusable Cloth Snack Bags



 Plastic tablecloth or oilcloth
 Fabric
 Rotary Cutter
 Sewing machine and thread
 Velcro (non-sticky back kind)

1. Cut squares of the tablecloth to the same size as the napkins and then sewed them together; one side cloth, the other side waterproof for the inside of the bag.

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2. Stitch Velcro to two opposite sides on the tablecloth side. DO NOT use that sticky-backed kind! It is such a pain to use and you don’t need it to be sticky if you’re going to be sewing it on anyway.


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3. Stick those Velcro pieces together and sew up the sides. You’re going to have raw hems on the outside because you don’t want them folded in or they’ll get all in the food on the inside of the bag. You want the inside nice and clean.


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4. Solve the raw edge problem, pin on some pretty binding and sew it up!


Reusable Cloth Snack Bags
Reusable Cloth Snack Bags