This week's project couldn't come soon enough! On Monday, Jason and I ran out of plastic sandwich baggies and I thought to myself, "I wish there was a way I could replace these with something reusable, that I don't have to buy."
Well, there is!
A while ago, I found this pattern to make reusable baggies on Pintrest. And I knew I wanted to try them... So, I dug up some old fabric that I had left over from another project and for tried to figure out what kind of material I wanted to use for the inside. That's when my cousin's girlfriend had a brilliant idea to use a waterproof vinyl on the inside. So I took a trip to JoAnn Fabrics and bought a yard of it to try out.
I used Rip Stop Nylon for the inside. Why? Because I really wasn't interested in fusing together plastic baggies together like the author did in the original pattern.
Find the directions here.
I made about 22 bags, and used up all the scrap fabric I was planning to use. I think they turned out pretty great! And they work well for packing our own lunches.
This was my first encounter with a Pintrest project that I haven't wanted to change the way I put it together.... except the inside material.
I'm really hoping to find more patterns to replace the disposable materials in my life. I've found a few things I'm wanting to try out. I'll keep you posted!