Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Sandwich Wrapper

I've seen these sandwich wrappers being used by some of the students at the school where I work.  One of the students let me trace the shape onto a napkin awhile ago and today I finally got around to trying one out.  
I had a pretty good idea of how to make it but I found this site through Pinterest that had a tutorial which I used for clarification.   Elizabeth at To be Charmed also has a pattern you can print out. 
Supplies:

  •  2 - 14" square pieces of fabric
  • 1 - 14" square piece of plastic
  • 1 - 2" piece of Velcro (both parts!)
Directions:
1.  Cut your fabric and plastic using the pattern.
2.  Take the rough side of the velcro and sew it to the outside fabric, centered in the middle of the fabric and 1 1/2" up from the bottom, adding the 1/4" seam allowance.
3.  Place right side of fabric, plastic, then wrong side of fabric, making a sandwich and sew all around leaving top open.  Be careful not to use pins except for around where you are going to stitch!
4.  Turn right side out.
5.  Fold in open end and add soft piece of Velcro.  Sew opening closed.
So easy!  I just might have to make one for my husband to take to work since I don't have any kids at home anymore! :)  Hmm, what fabric should I use??? :)


Blessings,

Kathleen

10 comments:

jocelyn said...

you can make some for your kids too :)

Kelly said...

great idea!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My son goes to Kindergarten in a few weeks. He HATES to use a plate. This might be a way to keep his food contained! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning this to my board!

erica said...

love this idea! Rather than wasting a plastic bag each day...think I will make one for my hubby :)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

That's so funny, if I see something I like I always ask to see it and copy the pattern! Good job!

Kathleen said...

The funny thing is when I went in to school to show the student the sandwich wrapper and to thank her for letting me use hers for a pattern she had no recollection of what I was talking about! :) Kids are so funny.
And FYI - my husband is a party pooper. He said there was no way he would use it... bah humbug!

Alia Dalwai said...

Wow! I loved this tute!

Keep up the good work!
Alia
http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

That looks very useful!

susan said...

Lovely idea. Would just go nuts when my kids lost them!

Ginger said...

Great for picnics loved this idea have to make some for the 4th of july!
Thank you for sharing your wrappers with us.

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