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« on: August 05, 2009 08:57:07 PM »

I got sick of using ziplock bags in my son's lunches, so I set out to make some simple snack packs.  I read the velcro closures aren't the best as they collect crumbs, so I came up with this little design.  It worked out quite well and it doubles as a bowl, so snacks don't spill as much.  I'v even used it as a water dish for my dog after a long walk.  The liner is oil cloth and the outer is random scraps I had.  I posted a full pattern on my blog in PDF format, but I will explain best I can here.

Basically you make a square with four tabs on it that will form the sides.  You sew the tabs up to form the corners.  Do this for the liner and outer fabrics.  Then you sew a loop of elastic between the two layers and with right sides facing, sew liner and outer together.  Leave a gap so you can turn the box right side out.  After turning it right side out, sew a button to the bottom of the box and sew up the gap.  You're done!  Don't forget to push in the sides as you are folding the front and back of the box together in order to form the flat envelope!  There s a full PDF pattern that you can download here:


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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009 09:20:37 PM »

I love this idea!!! I have been looking for something like this that doesn't use velcro. Thanks for the tute!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009 09:57:34 AM »

Great idea to save money and use less plastic baggies!
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009 10:46:47 AM »

thanks!  i can't stop making them, they are too easy and fun!

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 11:34:07 AM »

It's a Bento box!

Japanese mothers specifically lay out their children's lunches in the a special box.

So cute!!!

« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009 09:54:36 PM »

This is such a great idea!  I love it!!

They would make really nice gift boxes for giving small gifts too.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009 10:09:38 PM »

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I can't wait to try this project Smiley.

« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009 03:54:14 PM »

wow! that's so clever!

« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 05:22:37 PM »

glad you all like them!  i just got some more remenants of oilcloth to make some more!

« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009 11:09:56 PM »

This is such a great idea and they look awesome! 

Just a little sidenote, though.  Most of the stuff sold as oilcloth is actually cloth sealed with PUL (real oilcloth is sealed with linseed oil).  The jury's still out on whether PUL is food-safe, so for anyone looking to get the supplies to make these, you might want to look for fabric that doesn't use PUL or you could even try making your own oilcloth.  There's a tutorial for it (I haven't tried it yet) on Curbly : http://www.curbly.com/ModHomeEcTeacher/posts/6857-real-oilcloth-and-how-to-make-it
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