My patterns are no-sew just because I don't have a sewing machine and if I have to stitch things by hand, I'll never actually do it. I'm sure the patterns could easily be adapted to be sewn. My dimensions are my eyeball estimate of how big I think a typical snackies or sammies pack is - the snack pack comes out to 3" x 5" x 2", 30" cubed volume inside, and the sammy pack is 6" x 6" x 2", 72" cubed volume inside.
Things you'll need:Start by clicking to download the pattern you wish to make. The files are PDF and are licensed through Creative Commons (and sport my cute RoboLogo watermark): Snackies Pack (1 page) Sammies Pack (2 pages) In the following directions, I'll use the snackies pack pattern as my example; it's pretty much exactly the same process to make the sammies pack. Cut out all shapes by cutting the outside of the solid black lines (leave the color lines and dashed lines intact with your pattern). Next, tape all the pattern pieces together matching up colored lines on the shapes. Be sure to line up the fold over flap colored line with the back panel colored line as they are positioned - the flap should have an extra inch on either side of the panel. Spread out your fabric and lay out the pattern on top. Use a pencil or some chalk to trace the outline of the pattern onto the fabric. Remove the pattern (keep it near by for reference) and cut out the tracing on the fabric.
- 1 - 2 yds. smooth knit fabric (sale bolts or those little packs of fabric scraps are perfect)
- things like cloth napkins and bandanas also work really well (make sure they are super clean before using them with food)
- Velcro (8 inches for every sammy pack, 7 inches for every snackie pack)
- Hot glue and gun (for no sew)
- Masking tape
- chalk or pencil (for transferring pattern onto the fabric)
- Patterns (see below)
Reusable Snackies and Sammies Packs by Jen Hernandez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.