Like a good enviro-conscious Seattleite, I've been trying to reduce my usage of plastics and non-compostables. I realized the majority of Ziploc bags we use are to hold dry snacks, and it seems like an awful waste to keep buying them, using them, and throwing them away.
My friend Eileen stumbled upon some fabric reusable pouches on the internet, and per usual, I decided to try my hand at making a few!
Be sure to pre-wash, dry, and iron your fabrics before getting started.
To clean these bags, you can turn them inside out and wipe them with a clean cloth...or, you can throw them in the washing machine with your next load of laundry.
- 14 x 6 in rectangle rip-stop nylon fabric (inner liner)
- 14 x 6 in rectangle cotton fabric (main pattern)
- 4 x 6 in rectangle cotton fabric (accent color)
- Two 1.5 in sets of velcro (soft, sewable velcro works best. Do not use adhesive-backed "no-sew" velcro)
Take the accent color block, and press a 1/4 inch seam along the longer side.
Place the nylon block above the cotton blocks with the velcro sides facing up on both, like below:
From the 2 inch gap, turn the pouch inside out.
Here's a close-up so you can see the 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch seams. Your reusable bag is now complete!