A few years ago I met a woman at a craft show who was selling these amazing little cloth and clear vinyl sandwich wraps held together with velcro. They were so darn cute and she professed that I would need WAY less ziploc bags if my girls were packing their lunches in these re-usable wraps.
She was right! Ava and Olivia pack their lunches several times a week and for over 2 years we have been using the same two cloth wraps. I just wipe the vinyl side down and even wash the whole thing in cold in the machine when needed. Liv has a birthday party tomorrow and I thought, Hey, I've got to get on that lady's web site and order another sandwich wrap for her little preschool friend. Guess what? Eeko Wrap, the name of the business no longer exists on the web. Sad. You know there is a sewing challenge coming right?
Yes, Liv's friend Thomas MUST have a sandwich wrap. When I get my mind set on something ugh...I can't stop. I will obsess until it is done.
Chloe thinks I'm part pit bull.
I laid out Livi's old wrap as a pattern and after a few attempts...we have a new re-usable sandwich wrap to give to Thomas, who is turning 5 tomorrow. As an added bonus I also made a re-usable dry snack pouch. No more ziploc baggies filled with goldfish crackers.
I'm so happy with these re-usable lunch accessories I am headed back into the sewing room for more snack pouches for our family!