Have you found extra fabric laying around after trying DIY face masks? With the beaches opening up, a great way to save the environment and your budget is to bring your own snacks in a reusable container. Enjoy making these DIY reusable bags to carry light snacks with you wherever you go.
- Polyester thread
- Non-Adhesive Velcro
- Nylon/Cotton Fabric Scraps
- Scotch Guard (water resistant fabric spray)
- Quilting Tape (Double-sided transparent tape that can be stitched through)
- Threading needle or sewing machine
- Cut two pieces of the fabric scraps into 6.5in. x 11.5in. so there are two rectangle fabric pieces.
- Spray both sides of the scraps with scotch guard, let dry for a few seconds.
- Place the two fabric rectangles on top of each other.
- Sew two long sides, and one short side together at a quarter inch, leaving one of the shorter ends open.
- Trim or buff out the corner ends to clean up the bag and turn the bag inside out.
- Measure out two Velcro strips at 6inches.
- Sew one Velcro strip to the bottom of the closed short end of the bag.
- Flip the bag so the side without Velcro is facing you.
- Sew the second Velcro strip to the open portion of the bag, so that there is a Velcro strip on each end, and only one on each side.
- Fold the bag upwards, nearly in half, bringing the open-ended side of the bag to the closed end of the bag.
- Make sure the Velcro strips line up so that the closed end can fold over and the bag can close properly.
- Sew the sides of the folded bag shut.
- The final product should be a 5 to 5.5in. double-layered fabric bag!
- Spray the final product with another scotch guard layer.