These little reusable snack bags are environmentally friendly and just plain fun. Who wouldn't want to stash something in these? Carry snacks, tiny toys, personal items, and other important stuff. Handy to toss into a backpack or briefcase.
There's been some discussion about what kinds of materials are safe to use in reusable food bags. Many sources are now saying that the old standbys, oil cloth and vinyl coated fabrics (PUL), release plastic toxins into food. A good lining alternative seems to be rip-stop nylon. It's moisture and grease resistant. I've chosen to use the rip-stop nylon. Use what works for you and your family.
The bags are 6" by 6.5", fully lined, no raw edges, and they hold over a cup of snacks. They're machine washable, but most of the time you can just turn them inside out and brush the crumbs off.
These reusable snack bags are based on a tutorial by HaftaCrafta. Depending on the fabric pattern, you can get 2 to 3 outer layers from one fat quarter (a commonly sold piece of fabric that is 18" by 22").
I had a few left over and put them in my shop. Come take a look!