Monday, January 16, 2012

Snack Bags!

I found a tutorial for these snack bags before Christmas and had wanted to make some of these for presents, but I just didn't have the time. Well I had the time during winter break so I made one, and then I wanted to make another one so here they are! This is the tutorial.

I used flag fabric on the inside. Does anyone know what the difference is between flag fabric and rip stop nylon? I think the rip stop is coated to be waterproof, but I was having a hard time figuring out the difference.

Here are the insides.

The black one is not sewn up on the inside (as you can see). Mostly because I was messing around with the seams. And the sun is out so I had to take the pics. I've really been trying to take better pictures. I have a nice little camera but if the light is crap so is the picture no matter what kind of camera you have.
Here's what I changed on these. The bird one started out with an 8x8 square (not 9x8). I cut my corner squares at 1 3/4 (not 2 inches). The black one is 7.5x8, and the corners are 1 1/2. I also omitted the ribbons on the sides because you don't really need them. On the black on I put the velcro at 3/4 inch down (not 1 inch). I used rip stop nylon instead of the laminate.
The first one I made pretty much according to the tutorial BUT I didn't sew the "flap" down because I didn't want to sew over the velcro. That part seemed strange to me, it says to put the velcro one inch down but in the pics it didn't look like it was the far down. When I did the black one I sewed the "flaps" down by just topstitching between the checked rows (some wavy and some straight as dictated by the fabric). This was a little bulky on the side seam but I just trimmed it a bit.
So there you have it. Maybe you'll make some, and if you do, let me know :) Happy Monday everyone!!

1 comment:

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

these are cute! I've been toying with the idea of making sandwich bags to reuse...nice job!