Friday, August 7, 2009

Snack Pack Tutorial

These little snack packs are easy to make and a great "green" replacement for plastic baggies. My girls each have one and love to carry around their snacks. We use these often to carry snacks in the diaper bag when we run errands. I made one in just a few minutes the other day and took pictures for a tutorial. Unfortunately there just weren't very many pictures because its pretty easy to do. I designed this snack pack without a seam in the bottom so that it doesn't collect as many crumbs inside.

Start with two pieces of material about 14 x 5 inches each. Sew them right sides together, leaving an opening for turning. (The size doesn't matter exactly, this one turned out a bit too big I think.)

Turn the pack right side out and top stitch over the whole thing, stitching the opening shut as well. You will have a 14 x 5 inch rectangle.

Using a piece of velcro that is about 3/4" by 1 1/2", sew one side of the velcro near the top - centered, about 1 inch down from the top seam. I use a small zig zag stitch with one side of the stitch being on the velcro and the other side being on the material. This holds the velcro securely in place and keeps it from having any scratchy edges that stick up.

Fold 6 inches of your material over, shaping it into the snack pack. Place the other side of your velcro about 1 inch down from the seam and close the pouch being sure that the two pieces are going to match up. Unfold the material and sew that second piece of velcro on. You will be sewing the velcro on the opposite side of the material this time.

Take a piece of ribbon about 10 or 11 inches long and seal the ends over a flame so that they won't fray inside the pouch. (Hold the ribbon over a candle until the ends melt slightly and are sealed.) Fold your snack pack back up so that the velcro matches and the sides are lined up. Fold your ribbon in half and stick it into one of the sides. Sew each side of the pack shut, catching the ribbon in one side.

You're finished! The snack pack is washable, you can turn it inside out and fasten the velcro before throwing it in the wash (or just shake out the crumbs and reuse). Snacks will go stale if left in the snack pack for long periods of time so be sure and empty it out at the end of the day. Let me know if you attempt this and have any questions.


  1. Thanks, Christy! I've been wanting to make these since I saw yours. They do seem very easy and a great way to use up scraps of fun fabric! Cute way to give a gift, too...reusable wrapping!

  2. These are super cute and very easy. I made one last night :)

  3. Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you guys liked this!

  4. I've been wanting to make some too. Thanks for the info. Via Skip to my Lou.

  5. I need to make a bunch of these as we are bad about using a plastic bag everyday sometimes more than once a day for a snack. Great idea! Thanks