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.

 

Materials:

  • 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


Instructions:

  1. Cut two pieces of the fabric scraps into 6.5in. x 11.5in. so there are two rectangle fabric pieces.
  2. Spray both sides of the scraps with scotch guard, let dry for a few seconds.
  3. Place the two fabric rectangles on top of each other.
  4. Sew two long sides, and one short side together at a quarter inch, leaving one of the shorter ends open.
  5. Trim or buff out the corner ends to clean up the bag and turn the bag inside out.
  6. Measure out two Velcro strips at 6inches.
  7. Sew one Velcro strip to the bottom of the closed short end of the bag.
  8. Flip the bag so the side without Velcro is facing you.
  9. 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.
  10. Fold the bag upwards, nearly in half, bringing the open-ended side of the bag to the closed end of the bag.
  11. Make sure the Velcro strips line up so that the closed end can fold over and the bag can close properly.
  12. Sew the sides of the folded bag shut.
  13. The final product should be a 5 to 5.5in. double-layered fabric bag!
  14. Spray the final product with another scotch guard layer.