Want to sew reusable sandwich wrap for your bagged lunches? There’s a lot of people doing this these days. It seems such a waste to use plastic ziploc bags just once and then throw them out. I decided I would try to sew reusable sandwich wrap to hold my sandwich. I’ve you’d like to do that too, I can help.
Before the Reusable Sandwich Wrap there was Wax!
I remember hearing with shock that as a kid, my mom had to wrap her sandwiches in, get this — waxed paper! Not only did they not have plastic ziploc bags, but they didn’t even have Baggies!
In my search for a better solution to plastic ziploc bags, I ran across a really cool craft idea that solves the problem of wasting money on bags that you only use once. It also helps out the environment too.
Sew Reusable Sandwich Wrap Tutorial from Chica and Jo
Chica and Jo have a craft blog with a fantastic tutorial on how to sew reusable sandwich wrap patterns. Chica and Jo have added a creative message of love inside each sewn sandwich wrap. It’s so cute and clever. You have to check it out. The tutorial gives very detailed directions on how to sew your own reusable sandwich wrap. Want to know the best part? They’re machine washable! Just don’t put them in the dryer. They could melt on you!
I love not only the reduction in disposables, but the fact that the reusable sandwich wrap opens up to serve as a placemat. This makes your lunch on the go that much more pleasant!
If You’d Rather Buy One
For about $7 you can order one online through A Green Horizon. With shipping and handling it costs about $12 per bag. This is not as economical as sewing your own reusable sandwich wrap. Most families buy at least 5 or 6 boxes of plastic ziploc bags each school year for their kids. If you’ve got 3 kids you’re paying over $30 for a reusable sandwich wrap for each child. Plastic ziploc bags are still cheaper.