- Fabric: This is a great project for scraps, or 1/4 yd of two coordinating fabrics is enough to make 3 snack size bags
- Sewing machine
Sandwich (7"x8" finished size): cut 16" x 9"
Snack (5"x6" finished size): cut 12" x 7"
Mini (4"x4" finished size): cut 5" x 10"
If you want a different size, here is the formula to use for determining the size to cut your rectangles (all lengths in inches):
Cut height = (finished height x 2) + 2"
Cut width = finished width + 1"
Clip your corners, being careful not to cut into your seam.
Turn your rectangle right-side out through the hole you left in the seam. You might use an awl
to get crisp corners. Press.
You now have a rectangle with a hole as shown below.
Lay your rectangle flat with the lining side facing up. Take one of the short ends and fold it over towards the other short end until it is about 1 1/2" from the other short edge.
Now fold the other short edge on top of the edge you just folded. It should look like an envelope flap. The ends should overlap at least an inch, and the edge underneath should reach all the way to the fold.
Pin along the edges as shown below, and stitch along each side edge, backstitching each end. Try to get very close to the end (approx. 1/8" seams) Your thread will show on both sides, so choose colors accordingly.
Voila! Done. Make lots of them and you'll never need a plastic baggie again!
If you have a blog and make some, please share the link in the comments. I'd love to check yours out!