CraftSanity On TV Back-To-School Edition: A Reusable Sandwich Sleeve & Snack Pouch Tutorial

by jennifer

It’s time to send the kids back to school and I can’t quite believe it. This is the fastest summer I’ve ever experienced as a mom. I LOVED being home with my kids this summer – my first summer as a work-at-home mom.

This year both my daughters will be eating lunch at school for the first time, so I whipped up some handmade lunch accessories to send them off in eco-friendly style.

I wrote this tutorial for the fall issue of Petite Purls, which will go live on Tuesday. However, since school starts Tuesday here in West Michigan, I thought I’d give you a preview of this project so you can round up supplies and be ready to read the illustrated tutorial in a few days over at Petite Purls.

*****UPDATE: Click here for the full project instructions over at Petite Purls.

In the meantime, here’s the video of the demo I did on WZZM Channel 13’s Take Five & Company this morning to get you started:

I want to thank the folks at FreeSpirit Fabric for supplying fabric from Healther Bailey’s Nicey Jane Collection for this project. You can read these tips (PDF) for sewing with laminated fabrics.

Please note that the manufacturer confirmed that this laminated fabric is food safe. However, if you have concerns, you can swap the laminated fabric for the regular machine washable, cotton prints. The fabric collection I used is available in both laminated and regular varieties.

If you have questions feel free to contact me. Happy back-to-school crafting!

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