Earth Friendly Fun Find: Homemade Reusable Snack Bags

In the last few months, I’ve had the desire to learn how to sew. My mother-in-law has been giving me some pointers, I’ve been screwing around with me ancient sewing machine on my own and I’ve been getting tips from a long-time Internet buddy, MightyFineWine, who goes by Cassie in real life. She’s started a blog called and she writes about her lifestyle, including her sewing projects. One of her projects is a reusable snack bag and it’s the perfect Earth Day project for the advanced sewers like Cassie, or the very beginners like myself.

Cassie provides incredibly details instructions and photos on how to put these reusable snack bags together. The supplies for the project include cotton fabric for the outside and inside of the back, iron-on vinyl, velcro and a coordinating thread. Oh, yeah, and a sewing machine and some knowledge on how to use it.

I haven’t made these yet, but I’m looking forward to giving it a try this weekend. I like that it can be any design I want, in colors I love and it’s something that can be reused over and over, rather than just throwing it away like all of the other sandwich bags I use during the week.

So check it out and give it a try. Then send us your pictures so we can let Cassie see what a great job everyone did!


Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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