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Look what I made!

…it’s a re-usable sandwich bag!

I know, you guys.  I apologize for being AWOL for the past few weeks.  The truth is, I recently discovered my sewing machine.  And I’ve been a woman obsessed!  The house is now full of pillows.  I even made a little cover/sleeve for my Barnes and Noble Nook.  I’ve just been looking for things to sew, and although I HAVE been cooking, I haven’t really spent the time to document my cooking adventures.

This is all going to change, my friends!  I promise I’m going to post a new recipe soon.  But in the MEANTIME, check out this super cute sandwich bag that I whipped up this morning.  I was inspired by some stuff that I saw on Etsy.  I’m sure I’m not the only girl who feels guilty every time I pack a lunch and I use 2 plastic ziplock bags for a sandwich AND for a snack.   Well, here’s my solution, and let’s hope it works!

I used an easy lined bag tutorial from this blog – the tutorial is for a lined drawstring bag, but I basically ignored the parts about the drawstring and it ended up fine.  I also used different measurements than the one in the tutorial…I just kind of eyeballed how big I wanted my sandwich bag to be and went for it.  My two lining pieces were recycled from an old tablecloth pad (remember those?), which has a kind of plasticky coating, the better to resist food stains with.  Each piece of my lining fabric was exactly the same width and half the length of my long piece of patterned outer fabric.  After I sewed it together, I sewed a strip of velcro into the opening so it’ll close easily.  It’s not perfect (my first prototype), but the next one will be better!

It fits a nice plump bagel just fine!

After I use it, I’ll just turn it inside out and wipe it down with a clean damp cloth, and if I feel like it’s getting germy, I’ll just wash the inner fabric with a little dish soap.  I haven’t machine-washed it yet, but I don’t forsee any problems.

So…I’ll be back soon with a new recipe.  And I might pop up here or there with a little crafty thing I want to show off.  Hope you guys don’t mind?  I’ll try to keep it food-related.

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