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Friday, July 6, 2012

Gasp! A CRAFT!!

I'm sure some of my more consistent readers wondered if the day would ever come again where I showed a craft.  Well, a few weekends ago my husband gave me the amazing gift of almost 72 hours ALONE!!!!  That's right folks, for the first time in over 7 years I was alone for an extended period of time, in my house, which was CLEAN!  What did I do with all that amazing time you ask?  I CRAFTED!  Yep, that and finished LOST, which I considered a mindless waste of time, perfect for watching while sewing (but that's another story)

Anyway, for months I've been pinning sewing projects and when given the opportunity I couldn't wait to give a few things a try.  First up was re-usable sandwich bags. I actually ended up making 12 bags varying in sizes gallon, to sandwich, to snack.

I didn't get a ton of pictures (I was alone peeps!) but I DO have the pinspiration link and what I actually did:

I took existing fabric scraps collected from the odds and ends bin and purchased a very thin vinyl liner. It cost me a total of $2 for the vinyl.  

I took a sandwich tupperware container and laid it out with the lid next to it.  Once I was sure the container would fit in the pouch was to make I cut the fabric.  I then cut the vinyl to the same size.

I folded the fabric over the vinyl and simply sewed the rectangle so that it was both layers attached to each other.  I then folded the rectangle over creating a bag with a flap and sewed the sides together.  

That's it folks!  I have been using the bags with everything from fruit to muffins, and they are very easy to clean out, just a damp rag.  

I made the flaps large enough that I didn't need velcro, but could easily attach some at any point.  

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