Snack Bags and Using What You Have
On my daughter-in-law's wish list (we exchange them for birthdays and Christmas) was the request for reusable snack bags. I've seen them here and there, and had a couple tutorials pinned to Pinterest. So I made a few and asked her to try them out. I can see that I should have done some pressing before taking the photo.
The larger ones have a flip top, and are lined with cotton, not nylon or plastic. They would be good for drier snacks. For the fold top snack bags, I used the tutorial from My Very Educated Mother. They are a little smaller than the pattern, simply because I used fat quarters.
For the second, smaller bags, I used the tutorial from Laura at We Wilsons. Again, I tweaked the pattern slightly, making a flap to fold down over the velcro closing. I thought it might prevent crumbs from getting caught in the velcro. These I lined to make them water resistant. But first, this conversation ensued:
Me: "I need to get some rip stop nylon to line these bags."
Husband: "How much do you need?"
Me: "oh, not much, about ...." (and I hold my hands about 18 inches apart)
Husband: "I have some."
He goes downstairs and comes up shortly with an entire tent fly. Yellow. It's never been used because somehow, when we bought our tent, we landed up with two flys. I've warned my children that every snack bag I make from now on will be lined with bright yellow rip stop nylon.
I'm planning to make a bunch of these for stocking stuffers. This is not a secret.
Have you started making anything for Christmas yet?