29 April 2010

Reusable Lunch Bags

I picked up this screamin'-gorgeous print at Ikea recently. I love it, but hmmmm, what could I use it for?

Some quirky resusable lunch bags.

I've seen them popping up in stores and on the internet, but I'll admit, I'm a skeptic. I lined the insides with flannel, which would be okay for nuts and such, but might leave a little lint on my sandwich...

Which is why I made them for a couple of friends to test drive. (Some friend I am). So far, no linty lunches reported.


Anonymous said...

Hey C!!

Love that fabric - how fun!

I made a stack of reusable bags a few months ago, and forced my family to give their plastic. I lined mine with rip-stop nylon (stash-buster), and it works great. No fuzz, no lint. ALSO - I made our bags with a fold over flap, like the 'old-fashioned' sandwich bags we used before zip-lock came along. No crumb-catching velcro to bother with!

I put up a tutorial for the bags on my blog:

Attilio said...

oh thanks for that laugh!!! (some friend i am). times like this i wish the world was smaller so i could just come round for a good laugh! keep up the grand spirits girl!

I♥thesecrazykids said...

I made snack bags like these for my boys using PUL. I posted pics on my blog if you'd like to check them out. :) I love the prints you found. I wish we had an Ikea here.

mamaTAVE said...

Neat! I would really like to make a bunch of these and give up my plastic bag habit... Admittedly, I have not made any progress toward this goal. But, I think I can find enough fabric scraps to give it a go!

MandiCoulter said...

that is great use for that fabric. very cute!!

Casey said...

1. I'm so jealous you have an IKEA close by. The closest to me are in Charlotte,NC or Orlando, FL

2. those are awesome! I'm trying to find ways to waste less. Less paper, less plastic and so on. If I can find a way to make something to replace something that would normally get tossed...I'm all for it. I'm going to try to make some of these for my kids lunchboxes for the fall. I've heard oilcloth works well for this purpose but it's hard to find/expensive.