DIY Reusable Sandwich Bag Craft Project


 

In one of our previous posts inspiring our readers to turn their fabric scraps and rems into quick and easy crafts that can be gifted or sold, we shared 50 cool ideas to wet the creative palate. Today we’d like to take a moment to focus on one of them….the DIY reusable sandwich bags.

When we think about two of the biggest culprits filling up our landfills and polluting the planet overall,  plastic and textiles come to mind. With the average American throwing out about 82 pounds of textile waste and 63 pounds of plastic packaging in landfills, and around another eight million metric tons of plastic waste into the oceans from land each year, it is clear we need to change our practices if we want to save our planet and the human race. One way we can play our small part is to create re-usable plastic sandwich bags.

For families with school aged children and even more parents ‘paper bagging’ it for lunch, the daily use of discard-able plastic sandwich bags adds up over a month. Sure, many of us have at least taken the step to re-use them when doable, but where is the excitement in clear plastic? Where is the creative flair? Enter the reusable fabric lunch bag!

Designed from various themed novelty fabric scraps, one can play their part as an environmental steward while sharing a piece of their personality as well. Love the nostalgic era of Betty Boop? Do the Avengers get your little one excited? Feed two birds with one worm with this easy reusable DIY sandwich bag tutorial courtesy of Jamielyn from Iheartnaptime.net

 

(click to view step-by-step tutorial here)

 

 

 

 

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