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« on: April 19, 2009 02:42:15 PM »

I recently saw some reusable sandwich mats online for sale and thought 'I could sew that!' So I got out my tracing paper and bread and created a pattern. I cut the mat from PUL fabric so that I can either throw it in with the wash at the end of the week or just wipe it clean with a cloth. The entire mat took about 1 hour from cutting the fabric to sewing the button on the outside. I bought a bunch of other PUL so I can make a mat for each day of the week.

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Here is the outside of the wrap.

This shows the inside of the wrap.

Here are top and bottom views of a wrapped sandwich made with normal bread.

It also fits a sub sandwich (shown in photo) and tortilla wraps (not shown).

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009 02:27:44 PM »

this is gorgeous, soooooo much better than disposable sandwich bags!!!

what is pul fabric?

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009 12:38:13 PM »

I was wondering what PUL fabric was as well. I had wanted to make something similar but didn't know what material to use.

You did a great job and I love that it works for tortilla wraps as well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009 07:35:40 PM »

so so sooOOo awesome! i think i saw something similar on tv today real quick (might have been a commercial for oprah's "green" episode tomorrow) and i wanted to see what it was and now i see!

i would also like to know what PUL is Huh

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009 09:15:10 PM »

This will explain :http://www.celticclothswholesale.com/pages/PULFabric.htm
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009 08:30:45 PM »

i was just wondering where you find cute pul prints. i have searched online and can only find plain pul?

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009 08:47:57 PM »

That's awesome. <3 How do you keep your sandwich from drying out before lunchtime though? I would like to make some of those sandwich mats but I don't have PUL fabric. Is it possible to use regular fabric on one side and maybe some lightweight clear vinyl on the other?

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009 06:27:44 AM »

I saw these a long time ago, but didn't make one. I was thinking about them again and wanted to try to make my own, but I couldn't remember what shape they were, thanks for the post.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009 09:53:56 AM »

I don't know if it's bad to drag this thread up, but I'm about to make some of these wraps.

However, PUL is NOT food safe, so please find something else to line it with. I guess you can make your own waterproof fabric by boiling it in lanolin, but the process has to be done repeatedly as it wears out. Oil cloth is also not food safe, and I guess nylon isn't either (the nylon food bags I've seen are usually coated with some food safe plastic).

I'm making mine out of organic cotton. I figure it should be okay as my lunch is eaten a few hours after being packed.
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 07:49:04 AM »

I've made one of these and used velcro to close it. For fabric, I used a lined plastic (whatever they use) tablecloth. It was a little thick, but I did have trouble figuring out what would be food-safe. I heard of someone using regular cotton for the outside and using a cut-up large sandwich bag for the inside. In both cases, you just wipe it clean.

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