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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How to make a fabric lunch wrap in 5 easy steps and just 15 mins!



You can make a fabric lunch wrap like this in 5 easy steps and just 15 mins! 
Simple!


Perfect for sandwiches, and also doubles as a mini picnic mat:



This size fabric wrap is perfect for a single 'round' of sandwiches, a bun or a slice of quiche.  You can simply make a bigger or smaller square for different sized snacks or lunches.

How to make your own:

Step 1.
Cut 2 squares of fabric 26.5cm square.
1 for outer fabric
1 ripstop nylon for inner fabric
 (this fabric can be wiped easily after use as it is waterproof)
1 piece sew in velcro 8cm long.



Step 2.

Pin one piece of the velcro to a corner of each square diagonally - like this:

Stitch around all four edges of the velcro to secure.


Step 3.

Place the squares right sides together with the velcro at opposite corners.

Then pin and stitch around all 4 sides with a 3/8" seam, leaving a gap open of around 8cm on one side.



Step 4.

Snip the corners off close to the stitching:


Turn the squares right side out through the gap you left in the stitching, and press flat.



Step 5.

Topstitch close to the edge around all 4 sides:


And your fabric sandwich wrap is finished!



You can make all sorts of colours and sizes:




To make the perfect picnic:




Then when the food is gone, just gently wipe the inside of the wraps with a damp cloth, or if they need more of a clean, just throw them in the washing machine!

Simple!

For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.


I hope you liked this tutorial - if you have any questions feel free to ask.  Have fun making your own fabric sandwich wraps!

I'll be linking this tutorial to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons you can find on the bottom of this page.

29 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is fabulous! Thanks for leaving me totally inspired.

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  2. Great tutorial! Sounds simple to make and looks really cute!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!

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  3. I am going to make these and my daughter will be the envy of the school field trips. Brilliant! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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  4. What a great idea! I love that these are so cute AND good for the environment!

    I'm going to FB and Tweet this. :)

    Thank you for linking up to the Weekend Warrior Link Party!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  5. this is such a wonderful idea! i wish i saw this months ago, it would have been perfect to bring to school. but alas i am now graduated haha :) anyways i found you through boost my blog friday, and i'm your newest follower. if you find the time, please visit my blog as well!

    Lindsay from lindsayelizabethm.blogspot.com

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  6. Wonderful project. I need to make some of these and soon.

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  7. I love this tut! It is much easier than the one I came up with lol. The only problem is ripstop nylon is not food safe. I did a lot of research last year & found that out. I ended up making mine out of freezer ziplock bags where you have the ripstop. I figured one bag is better than 100's. I will have to make more sandwich wraps for my kiddos using your tut! Thanks!

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  8. Hi Miss,

    I've been looking all over the internet and from what I can find, ripstop nylon seems to be foodsafe. The only thing I could find is that it is sometimes coated with a type of teflon, which is only a problem if you heat it to extremely high temperatures (which sandwich wraps wouldn't be!)

    If anyone knows any more - I would be interested to hear!

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  9. thank you for this amazing amazing tutorial :) :)

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  10. Great tutorial! Those are super cute and are a GREAT idea!

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  11. What an awesome idea!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, it was a great giveaway, but I'm having another starting July 1!

    Paula
    Realhousewifeofsingapore

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  12. Wow! Very cool and very easy. I'm following you back from Crazy & Cool with a side if Crafty. Can't wait to see more.

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  13. Great idea!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  14. These are great! I am a new follower from OneLittleMom.blogspot.com Thanks for following me as well and for the awesome Domestic Divas tip :)

    -Arianah

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  15. I've done a lot of research myself & the only thing I could find about ripstop & food safe is that if you use it just make sure the "shiny" side is away from your food. Other than that I think it should be fine. Great tutorial! I think I am going to make some myself!

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  16. tHANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG!

    I am following your blog too! :)

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  17. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so grab yourself a button and get your brag on! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-sew-awesome.html

    ~Macy

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  18. your steps are done really well and this is super cute! i remember some kids at the school i work at bringing chips in bags like this. so i guess anthing goes

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  19. Love the idea and your great tut!

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  20. Hello...visiting from the Alexa Hop. Cute items! Make it a great week!

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  21. I came across this tutorial and it is great! Love the idea.....simple and very functional.


    http://crochetstory.blogspot.com/

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  22. love that idea but not to good with the veco do u have any recomddasions u could also use a plastice table colth

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  23. Such a fabulous idea-- not seen this before anywhere. Thank You for sharing and the sweet comments on my blog
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  25. A nice tutorial as well. We have the same flowers growing in our home garden :)))

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  26. I made these as party favors for my daughter's 4th birthday. Hopefully there will be many less plastic sandwich bags used by the kiddos.

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