Reusable Snack Pouch Tutorial

 

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I can’t believe that Summer is coming to an end already! I am planning my kids Fall/Winter wardrobe and already started with some back-to-school sewing – backpacks, pencil cases, name tags and this roll-up reversible place mat I did last year as my first contributor’s tutorial here at Peek-a-Boo’s blog.

One of the things my kids need this year for school are a few snack pouches. These practical, washable, reusable oilcloth snack pouches can be sewn in 5 to 10 minutes.

I designed two different pouches – a flat one with a snap closure and a boxy bottom one with a hook-and-loop tape closure. I made them on a medium size but you can make them as little or as big you want to suit your  needs.

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Materials

  • 2 rectangles of oilcloth 6” (width) x 15” (length)
  • 5.5” hook-and-loop tape (aka velcro)
  • One plastic snap
  • Thread, pink sheers.

 

How to make them

Snack pouch #1

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Fold the rectangle piece to form a pouch, with a flap at the top front. I made it about 2 inches long. (1) Mark with a pencil the top of the front piece. (2) Unfold. (3)

With right sides together, fold the pouch according to the previous fold. Use the marks as a guide. Stitch both sides with a 1/4” seam allowance (S.A.). (4)

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Turn right side out (RSO). (5) The flap sides will be wider than the pouch pocket. You can either leave them that way or cut the excess with the pinking sheers.

Attach the plastic snap (with the pliers) on the flap at the middle point – 3” from the side and 1” from the top. (6, 7)

You’re done! (8)

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Snack pouch #2

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Stitch the two hook and loop tape pieces to both small edges of the rectangle, on the wrong side. (1)

Fold in half, right sides together, and stitch on both sides with a 1/4” S.A. (2)

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With a pencil draw a line on both corners, about 1” to each side (as a triangle). (4) Stitch through the lines. (5) Cut about 1/4” from the stitching line. (5, 6) Turn RSO.

You’re done!

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These are really quick to make! The best part is, my kids loved them. And I love how practical they are.

These are perfect for school and perfect for the environment.

We still have six weeks to go until kids go back to school and kindergarten. So I still have plenty of time to sew for the next season. How about you? Any sewing plans? Are kids back to school already?

 

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Happy sewing!

 

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