Saving the world, one sandwich at a time…

08 Aug Saving the world, one sandwich at a time…

My kids’ school is a plastic-free zone. Students bring their lunches in glass or metal containers, and they try to avoid excess packaging and waste. I love the eco-friendly policy, but sometimes miss the convenience of grabbing a Ziplock baggie.

For sandwiches, I decided to make a few cloth wraps. The inside is lined with waterproof material (easy to wipe down), and they’re machine washable. They make a lovely place mat when open, too.

  

A Velcro closure keeps them secure. You could also sew a button & buttonhole.

 

Want to try making your own? Here’s a quick tutorial.

Cut a square of fabric (12 x 12 inches fits most sandwiches and bagels).

Cut a matching square of waterproof fabric (ripstop nylon or PUL)

Stack the squares, right sides facing in, and stitch around the edge, leaving a 2-inch opening.

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Once stitched, turn the squares right side out and lay flat (use a pencil or chopstick to help poke all the corners right side out).

Stitch around the edge again to secure it.

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Fold the corners in and place Velcro closures, then stitch them in place.

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It took me about 15 minutes to make one wrap. Note: I don’t mind imperfection, so I don’t use patterns or take time to pin the fabric. If you want to be more precise, it’ll take more time. 🙂

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