I know, I know, these have been out for a while, but for some reason I'm just finding them now. I think they are so cute and I love how it helps the environment plus my wallet! I spent one evening reading up on what type of fabric to use or not use. There were a lot of different views on what was safe and what wasn't. So I decided to try a plastic I knew was food safe. Ziploc. I wasn't sure how the plastic bag was going to sew, and am still unsure how long it will last attached to the fabric. (I'll keep you updated.) I used a sandwich size bag and used its measurements to decide how big to cut my outer cotton fabric. It's a little big just for snacks to send to school, but it was the only size plastic bag I had. I think I will make a few with both sides cotton since I only send dry food to school anyway.
My son sure liked it and couldn't wait to show it off to his dad. The outer fabric is something (I think Transportation collection) by Michael Miller. It was left over from James' birthday quilt when he turned 1. Has anyone else made snack bags? What fabrics do you use? I'd love to hear how you make them.