Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Guest Post Fawnda Of Fireflies and Jellybeans

Today We are so lucky to have Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans here to do a guest post of a back to school tutorial heres Fawnda.......

Hello Me Making Do-ers! I am so excited to be sharing this back to school project with you all today!

Let me introduce myself!

I am Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans a little DIY blog that I co-author with my best friend Jeannine.

I am a mom to a 2 year old son (who we adopted from Korea about 1.5 years ago!) and a wife to an amazing man! I love all things crafty!

reusable lunch bag we posted ! These bags are great for sending a snack with your son or daughter (or yourself!)! They take the place of zip lock bags so it is a great/cute way to be green! DSC01272

These snack bags are great back to school project, and will go perfectly with the
I used the iron-on vinyl for this project so these bags can be wiped or washed out if needed! You can also use PUL (polyurethane laminated) fabric instead of vinyl. I found both the iron vinyl and the PUL fabric at Joanns.

{This tutorial is for personal use only since I do sell these in my etsy shop Funky Joy}

2 coordinating fabrics (one for the liner and one for the outside)

iron-on vinyl

coordinating thread

Sewing machine (with sewing tools such as: scissors, needles, etc)


1.)fold your fabric in half and cut out a rectangle that is 7 X7.5 inches on the fold(the 7 inches should be on the fold). Cut out a rectangle for the liner and the outer fabric

2.) on the liner fabric, iron-on the vinyl using the packaged instructions to the RIGHT side of the fabric.

3.) fold your fabric so that the right sides are together and the wrong side is facing out. On the folded edge cut out a square from each corner. the square should be about .5 X .5 inches


4.) sew the two vertical sides together on the liner and the outer fabric. I use a 1/4 inch seam allowance


5.) Square off the corners by pulling the corners of the square apart diagonally so that the seam you just sewed is in the in middle of the edge.


6.) Sew the edge to finish squaring off the corner. Do this to all 4 corners (2 on the liner and 2 on the outer)

7.) Cut out a strip of Velcro that is the length of the side of the bag. Sew the Velcro 1/2 down from the top of the liner (on the vinyl side).

Sew the other half of Velcro onto the other half of the liner. So the liner should have Velcro on the vinyl side going all the way around it.


8. Place the liner into the outer fabric right sides together.
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9.) Sew around the top of the bag with 1/4 seam allowance. Leave a 2-3 inch opening to flip right side out

10.) Flip the liner and outer fabrice right side out and push the liner inside the bag. The vinyl is a little stiff so you might have work a bit to get it in. Top sew the opening closed.


There you have it! A cute reusable snack bag! I just flip mine inside out and rinse if off once we have used it and let it dry for the next time!

Do you like these snack bags, but don't have time to make them? I sell them at my Etsy shop Funky Joy! Check them out!

Come on over and check us out at Fireflies and Jellybeans. We love to meet new friends!

Thanks so much, Heather, for letting me invade your blog! It was so MUCH FUN! :)

Thank you so much Fawnda for sharing your tutorial with us here today what a great idea! Come Back in a little while we have another fun guest post! Remember if you make something using the back to school tutorial add it to the back to school flicker group here.

1 comment:

Beverly @ said...

I love that she lines the inside with velcro. That's a great idea! Super cute snack bag!! :)


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