Lunch wraps and reusable storage bags

I have three kids in school full time.
All three kids bring their lunch to school nearly every day.

A few years ago, I realized how much waste we were making just with our lunches alone, so I made some reusable lunch wraps and storage bags for the kids.

This was one of those proud mom moments I felt like I was saving the world with. It was an easy substitution that made an impact on the amount of waste our family created.

It's an easy tutorial even a novice seamstress can whip up. I loved making them so much, I set up a booth at my local school craft bazaar one year and sold these. I hope you like them as much as I do!

DIY Reusable Lunch Wraps 






I'm amazed at how well they hold up after being used nearly.every.day.

The kids have never accidentally thrown the bags away and since the bags come home, I can see what they ate and what they didn't.


I also love that I am not running to the store as often to pick up Ziploc bags and baggies.


Know what my favorite part is?
The sandwich wrap also acts as a placemat on those dirty cafeteria tables.


We used these lunch wraps and snack bags for years! It was one of the very first sewing tutorials that I ever offered. It also comes with some of the absolute worst images. 

Did I mention it was one of my first tutorials? 

The sewing tutorial is relatively easy {painful on the eyes} but easy enough to sew if you can stitch a line. It's made easier if you have a serger. 
Want the tutorial?  Go here.
I'm warning you though, the images are pretty horrible!

5 comments

Frugal Down Under said...

They look fab. How do you wash the pouch ones?

All Things Beautiful said...

I've been interested in re-usable lunch bags, but have so many unanswered questions. Do they keep food fresh? Are the materials they are made out of truly safer than a plastic bag? Yours look great.

Jamie said...

I have been meaning to make some of these forever. Maybe once all the holiday chaos is over with.

Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. More the Merrier Monday ends tonight. Stop by and link up if you have not already.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I buy these like a schmuck...because I don't know how to sew...and keep dragging my feet about it!Thanks so much for linking up at my first ever party and helping make it a big success!

Jill said...

I love these. What a great idea! I hate going through all the plastic baggies!

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