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Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

This free sandwich bag sewing pattern and tutorial is so easy you’ll be able to replace your old plastic snack bags in no time.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

I like the design of these free sandwich bag and snack bag patterns because of their large flaps. The flaps act like teeny little place mats, which helps avoid germ fests like when your daughter puts her carrots onto a random table at Lincoln Park Zoo (happened with our old snack bags, pretty gross, so I made sure that mine had flaps).

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

And oh boy, you’re going thank me me for this new product that I’m going to show you. It’s called VELCRO® Sticky Back for Fabrics and it makes sewing projects with VELCRO® brand fasteners a helluva lot easier.

VELCRO® brand sponsored me to make this tutorial but all opinions are mine. As a lazy sewer I am loving the new VELCRO Sticky Back for Fabrics fasteners because you can put them on *after* your project is completely sewn. That means no measuring or guessing placement on cut pieces before sewing. Yep, you can just sew the whole thing up and put the VELCRO fastener on as the last step. No more mistakenly placed fasteners. Hooray!

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to whip out a whole set of reusable sandwich bags and reusable snack bags – just in time for Earth Day.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial
Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial


Supplies for sewing reusable sandwich bags and snack bags:

How to make reusable sandwich bags and snack bags:

1. Cut the bag lining and outside fabric pieces:

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Two pieces of 19″ x 6.5″ for sandwich sized bag (finished size 7″ x 6-1/2″)
Two pieces of 10-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for snack sized bag (finished size 4″ x 5-1/2″)

Cut the flap curves: on one short side of the rectangles trace and cut corner curves either by using the free flap curve pattern or by simply putting a drinking glass on the edge of the corner and using that shape.

2. With right sides together, place the bag lining on top of the bag outside. Sew 1/4″ seam along the squared short side (the short side opposite of the curved flap).

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Turn so wrong sides are together.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Topstitch close to the edge on the right side.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

3. Place the sewn rectangle onto your working surface matching up raw edges.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Fold the bottom sewn edge up 7″ for the sandwich sized bag or 4″ for the snack size bag and secure with barrettes or clips.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

4. Place bias tape on the front left edge of the sandwich bag, letting 1/4″ overhang.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Sew the bias tape around the perimeter of the bag.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Trim the bias tape leaving 1/4″ overhang.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

5. Turn the bias tape over to the other side, folding over the overhang. Sew close to the bias tape edge.

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Free sandwich bag and snack bag sewing pattern and tutorial

6. For the sandwich bag, cut a 2″ piece VELCRO® Sticky Back for Fabrics. Peel release liner, place the hook (scratchy side) 1-1/2″ from the bag top, and thoroughly press fastener to fabric.

Free sandwich bag and snakc bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Use a tablespoon to fully rub it in.

Free sandwich bag and snakc bag sewing pattern and tutorial

Place the loop (soft side) about 1/2″ from the top of the flap…

Free sandwich bag and snakc bag sewing pattern and tutorial

…and rub with a tablespoon to fully adhere.

For the snack bag, cut a 1″ piece of VELCRO® Sticky Back for Fabrics and place it 1/2″ from the top and bottom.

7. Allow 24 hours for adhesive to set up before washing in cold or warm water only – no hot water.

Free sandwich bag and snakc bag sewing pattern and tutorial

What are you going to put in your new reusable snack bag?

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6 Responses to “How to sew reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags”


  1. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Judy, thanks for letting me know! The broken link should be fixed now if you want to use my curve pattern. I’d love to see what you make! You can post it at facebook.com/merrimentdesign and I’ll share it with everyone.

  2. Veta Says:

    Your style is unique compared to other bags I’ve seen. I’m going to give this style a try.

  3. Judy McNeece Says:

    Hi: Don’t know is you are aware that you cannot get the curved pattern from free flap curved pattern.

    I really love your pattern and I am going to make several this afternoon.

  4. Robin Says:

    I love your design! I have made several and use rip stop. I will try this one. These are great scrap buster.

  5. Marni @ Haberdashery Fun Says:

    These are great. I like that you used rip stop for the lining…


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