Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
  • Reusable Snack Bag Pattern (Make as many as you like, but please don't sell from this pattern.)
  • Outside Fabric (patterned material of your choice)
  • Inside Fabric (I used a polyester shower curtain, I have also used PUL on bags that needed to be waterproof.)
  • Velcro
  • Thread

1.  Cut 2 pieces from each of your fabrics.
2.  Place the outside fabric "right" sides together, then place the inside fabric "right" sides facing out. Like so...
3.  Take one layer of the outside and inside fabric folding down your top edge once, and then again sewing along the fold to make a finished hem.  Do this with both of your pieces.  I like to iron my fold and then I don't have to use pins.  Okay - I never use pins.  (Sorry Gwam.)
4.  Place right sides together and sew along the bottom (opposite end from the hem you just added).  Only stitch the bottom for now and not the sides.
5.  Now attach your Velcro right under the hem, at the top of each side, lining it up with the stitching.  You can really place the Velcro wherever you want, but I like how the stitches line up this way. I usually single stitch and zig zag around the Velcro.  This may be overkill, but my kids like to open and shut the bags incessantly, and I thought they would hold up better this way.
6.  Now it's time to stitch up the sides and trim any excess from your seams (is that the right word here?)
7.  And last, but not least, flip your bag right side out and topstitch around the edges.  Again your probably don't have to topstitch if you don't want to, but I thought it would make it a little sturdier and look a little cleaner.
And VOILA one finished Snack Bag.  

I hope this was easy enough to follow.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will get back to you.  These can either be wiped out by hand or thrown into the wash.  And depending on what material you use for the inside you can decide whether or not you want to put it into the dryer.  

Happy Snacking!!


  1. Thank you! I'm putting this on my list of things to make.

  2. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing! Your sewing looks perfect! Question not related to the bag: what photo editing software/website do you use?

  3. I just use www.picnik.com it's free and very easy to use. You don't even have to sign up for anything if you want to upload one picture at a time.

  4. Jeni, you are amazing. That's all I can say. AMAZING! Thanks for being inspiring and for being my friend = )