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Make a Reusable Lunch Sack

comments (3) March 26th, 2009     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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The Pretty Penny shows us how to transport our lunches the earth-friendly way.

The Pretty Penny shows us how to transport our lunches the earth-friendly way.

Photo: Kelly Massey

If you want to get real about earth-friendly items, the bottom line is this: They have to be as "cool" as the thing that they're replacing, and they can't take up a lot of space. After all, we probably started using so many disposables because, for whatever reason, we just couldn't be bothered to carry something to our destination and back. Kelly Massey of The Pretty Penny hits both of these marks with her Reusable Lunch Sack Tutorial. Click the link and she'll show you how to embroider an inspired statement (like "Yummy") on a piece of canvas and then sew it into a neat little sack that folds down the same way a brown paper sack does, so it won't take up too much room in your purse. If you couple this with packing your lunch in reusable containers and real silverware, you'll really be doing the earth a favor—and you might find that it's actually not that hard. You can always make more than one, just in case you do occasionally want to leave your bag at work. I think these would make great little gift sacks as well.

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Comments (3)

writerinfact writes: How green and cool! Unfortunately, the link comes back "not found" after several tries. However, we are nothing if not inventive. If one is packing reusable containers and real silverware (I found half-size pieces at a local everything-unusual store - they're fabulous!), then the folded-up-to-take-home version might be adapted by adding tote handles, making for easier transport. Now I can also tote my hand-made linen napkins for lunch while out-and-about!

Oh, and TeacherTeacher? That everything-unusual store also sells (OK, they're plastic) lunch-sized containers that are double-walled, with freezer gel in between to keep stuff cool. You just have to remember to freeze it overnight, which, of course, I never do. I blame it on ADD.
Posted: 11:07 pm on June 26th
TeacherTeacher writes: This is a great idea.I wonder if I can find a way to add some sort of ice pack to make it keep things (like my egg salad sandwich) cool?
Posted: 3:05 pm on November 20th
SabrinaStyle writes: Thanks. This should help me with a project I'm working on.
Posted: 5:13 pm on September 29th
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