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Topic: A TON of Reusable Sandwich Baggies!  (Read 9501 times)
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« on: July 08, 2009 10:50:21 PM »

Hi everyone!  So basically I've gone on a huge kick with making reusable sandwich bags.  I make them with zippers so everything stays super fresh (I've kept bread in them for a couple days and it doesn't go stale!) and so crumbs don't get in velcro (which drives me insane).  The inside is any variety of vinyl or waterproof fabric I can find (lately I've been using a super cute pink gingham vinyl that I love), and I've been using cottons for the outside.  You can toss them into the wash, line dry them (I've even put them into the drier and they're fine but I'm guessing over time it wouldn't do them good) and they're as good as new, but usually I just shake out the crumbs.  I hate going through so many plastic bags, especially since I'm a snacker so I like bringing snackums with me when I'm out and about, and this solves my problem! 

Anyways, too many words!  All of these are the reusable sandwich bags except the black one, which is a small wristlet I made with a fuzzy black thick outer material and a lovely cream satin on the inside, complete with credit card slots and a divider (not that it's really necessary in a pouch so small, lol). 

Feed back is always appreciated!  I have just started playing around with a lightbox I made, so any tips would be nice!


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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 11:03:01 PM »

Wow, I love those!
I never had the idea to make something like that, but that is actually fantastic Smiley
I think I need some too Smiley
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 02:00:11 AM »

Oh wow!!!!

I really want to make some of these... are they just like a standard lined zip pouch... but with vinyl? Do you have any tips/tutorial? I reallllly love what you've done here! They'd be so handy - seeing as we're big snackers in my house. And I have a hungry 2 year old! Are they just regular zippers?

You've just revolutionised my tote bag!

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 05:29:55 AM »

those are very handy, i hate when i have to throw away all those bags too!
love your choice of fabric, especially the parachute one. A tute or some tips would definitely be appreciated. Cheesy

A friend of mine that we met in Len whos father was older than him that and had a washing machine that a guy had to fix, that guys second couisn that had a sister in law that had a grandmother that had a maid that had a friend that sold tofu. Well a neighbour of hers has what you lent me.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 07:22:53 AM »

Awesome!!! What an excellent idea

« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009 07:25:51 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments!  They are just regular lined zip bags with vinyl on the inside.  I had to experiment around a bit to get them to work, but as long as you line everything up all right, don't use a super bulky zipper and pin well to make sure nothing slips then it should be fine.  Have fun making them!

I'm looking to trade for kawaii Japanese fabric or cabochons!  PM me if you're interested!

Visit my etsy shop!   Cute girly clothing and accessories!  bydanalynn.etsy.com
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 07:32:10 AM »

What a wonderful, green thing to make.  I'm going to run out and get some vinyl and make a few of these!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009 08:42:02 AM »

That's a really cool idea!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009 12:24:24 PM »

too cute, and especially thrifty!
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009 07:03:53 AM »

Great idea!  I may have to get over my fear of zippers.  I have used zippers, but it's been a while.  I haven't made any bags or purses in a while.  I suppose it's time to get back to it.  I've been busy lately making jewelry.  thanks.

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