A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,618
Currently Running With Scissors:
324 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Oilcloth snack pouches  (Read 11685 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: September 06, 2009 11:35:17 AM »

I made a couple of these reusable oilcloth-lined snack pouches yesterday. Thanks to Mamaedgar for her tutorial which can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316091.0

I changed the dimensions slightly, topstitched all the way around the top, and pressed the finished box to give it that  nice, crisp, envelope shape. I've drafted 2 more patterns today, one for a mini-box, one for a more rectangular shape pouch to take the 1/2 sandwich i usually eat for lunch. I'll send pictures along of those too!

C/C appreciated!


I'm just trying to keep sane.
Offline Offline

Posts: 153
Joined: 09-Sep-2008

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009 11:48:23 AM »

These look adorable, and it's such a great idea! I love the fabrics you used too.
Yarn or Fabric
Offline Offline

Posts: 6175
Joined: 25-Mar-2005

CraftyDeb ... reincarnated and renamed

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009 01:21:42 PM »

Those look really great!  Have you tried anything that would go flat like chips or crackers?  I'd be curious how they do in them.  I've already got the kids using sandwich wraps.. this would be a great addition to my eco friendly push.

I am collecting quilts, afghans & blankets for those that lost their homes.  Pm me!
CraftyDeb website
CraftyDeb Designs etsy
tons of sewing & quilting tutorial links[/url
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009 08:42:56 AM »

These are great! Quick question, do you have to take any special precautions when sewing on oilcloth?

The only purpose of the day job is to buy the craft supplies!! Cheesy  Seriously, I LOVE making personalized crafts. I now have a line of hand-crafted fans and notecards using the Zentangle (R) technique. I have also become a Certified Zentangle Teacher and teach other artforms and techniques.
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009 01:15:57 PM »

No, it's really easy to sew! The only thing is when you are topstitching if the oilcloth is on the bottom the feed dogs on my machine didn't pull the fabric through very easily. I had to kind of guide it along as i was sewing.

« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009 08:08:04 PM »

Here's the template I made for this project for those of you who are interested! It's not to scale so can't be traced as a pattern but simply draw the box using the measurements shown and cut it out! Smiley Cut out one of the liner and one of the outer fabric. Dtitch up the 4 corners, right sides together on both pieces. Attach elastic to top right side of the liner. Set the outer piece inside the liner, right sides together, and stitch all around the top leaving a 3 inch opening on one side. Cut corners and turn. Press and topstitch all the way around. Attach button. Voila!

If anyone needs more detailed directions please let me know. I'm going to make more so i'd be happy to make a full tute. Grin


Offline Offline

Posts: 64
Joined: 07-Nov-2008

chronic lurker - finally a member!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009 08:18:45 AM »

these are awesome! i love the unique shape and the closure - no velcro or anything for crumbs to stick in like some snack bags i've seen. great job! and super cute squid fabric Wink

"we have lingered in the chambers of the sea"
http://www.bellayarns.etsy.com - crochet and knit: summer end bogo sale!
http://www.bellapapers.etsy.com - stationery: new eco-items!
Offline Offline

Posts: 126
Joined: 25-Oct-2006

" The cake is a lie."

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009 10:39:58 AM »

very nice... 
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009 08:32:34 AM »

Cool!  Where do you get such cute oilcloth?  I'd like to try some of these.  And I second the question about how well they keep things like crackers that could go stale?


« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009 11:57:00 AM »

I've been using them for the past week, and i take Goldfish or baked kettle chips almost daily to eat with my lunch. I haven't had a problem with staleness as long as i eat what i pack on the same day. there was one day that i didn't eat the fishies and they sat until 3 days later - they had gone stale. Sad but if it's less than 12 hours it's been fine.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display
Party with a Pumpkin Challenge Winner: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
November 15, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.