How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrapcomments (91) March 26th, 2009
Make lunch, not trash! These fun, functional sandwich wraps give you a reusable alternative to plastic baggies, plus they are a snap to make. After each use, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or tossed in with the rest of the laundry.
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What you’ll need:
- 1/3 yard of 45-inch-wide woven polyurethane laminated fabric (PUL; see note below)
- 1-inch length of 3/4-inch-wide Velcro tape
- Thread in a coordinating color
- Fabric shears
Note: PUL refers to any fabric that has been laminated with polyurethane on one side to make it waterproof. These fabrics are often found at websites that sell fabric cuts for making diaper covers (such as www.diapercuts.com) as well as some larger chain fabric stores. One 20-inch x 21-inch “diaper cut” is enough to make one sandwich wrap.
1. Cut the pieces.
2. Hem the edges.
3. Attach the flaps.
Join the two with a 1/4-inch seam.
Repeat the process for the second flap and the main wrap’s other unhemmed edge.
Note: Since the side of the main wrap is a little longer than the flap’s side, you will be hemming the last 1/2 inch of the main wrap’s unhemmed edge as you topstitch the flap 3/16 inch from the edge.
4. Attach the Velcro tape.
Separate the hook side from the loop side of the 1-inch piece of Velcro tape, and pin one piece to the wrong side at one end of the main wrap, following the placement noted on the pattern.
Place the remaining tape half on the other end of the main wrap on the right side, topstitch around the perimeter of the tape, then stitch diagonally across the tape to create an X in the center.
5. Flap, wrap, and go!
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