I'm a big believer in reducing waste and carrying snacks in reusable containers whenever possible. Yet somehow, we've never found a fabric snack sack that really worked for us.
Enter this great tutorial for a reusable snack sack from Roselee at Jane of All Trades. Very easy and the bias tape is such a nice touch.
I made a few changes to the original tutorial to suit our needs. I only used 1 layer of fabric and made them narrower and shorter. My finished dimensions are 6 inches by 4 inches.
I also cut a piece of hook and loop tape in half lengthwise and hid it under the bias tape.
So quick, easy,pretty....
As a side note, I've been doing some reading about food safe fabrics and feeling a bit discouraged. This fabric IS 100% cotton, but the care instructions say "dry clean only". I spoke with the ladies at Joann's who said that duck cloth shrinks with every wash and that's why they recommend dry cleaning, has something to do with the way it's woven (??). For these I purposely didn't use PUL or nylon because from what i read, I wasn't convinced that it should be anywhere near food. In any case, if anybody has any thoughts on fabric and food safety, I'd love to hear about it.
I'll admit, I'm a little hyper-sensitive when it comes to this kind of stuff given that my other life is in Endocrine Disrupter research.