DIY Reusable Snack Bags

DIY Reusable Snack Bags

Learn how to make your own DIY reusable snack or sandwich bags in just 15 minutes or less with this simple sewing tutorial!


If you are even a little handy with a sewing machine, I highly suggest whipping up these snack bags. They are super easy and if you are looking for a good way to eliminate waste, this is a great avenue!

Pick up some fun fabric at your local fabric store or use remnants from your stash at home.

Or, pick up a bunch of fat quarters on sale at the store to make things even more fun. Once you start sewing you’ll be able to whip up a bunch in no time – enough for your family and some to share with friends, too!

DIY Reusable Snack Bags


    • 8″x8″ or 7″x7″ – 2 pieces of material
    • optional: ripstop nylon lining
    • 5″ piece of velcro – the width of your bag (sew-on or iron-on)
    • Thread to match the project
    • Iron
    • Sewing machine


You can make these snack/sandwich bags with or without a liner (ripstop vinyl) We have done things both ways!

The pictures below do not show ripstop vinyl.

However, if you are using ripstop vinyl, you will want to put the cotton fabric and ripstop nylon together with the right side of the cotton facing OUT (down as shown in the pictures). Ripstop vinyl does not have a right or a wrong side.


Snack Bags

How to Make Snack Bags

Cut fabric to the 8×8″. Open the pieces up to the fabric printed side down.

*If you are using ripstop vinyl, you will place the ripstop vinyl on top of the pieces below. Fold the top edge over as shown and lightly press the top seam.

DIY Snack Bags

Snack Bags

Fold in the tops and press with iron. Stitch across the bottom of the fold. Place velcro on the tops and stitch velcro to the top all the way around the velcro.

DIY Snack Bags

Place the fabric pieces printed sides together and stitch down the side around the bottom and back up the other side using a 1/2 inch seam. Trim the seam to 1/4 inch after sewing.

Flip bag right side in and push out the corners with the end of a pencil if needed. Now, it’s ready to use!

These snack bags are super easy to make and you can use any fabric scraps you may have at home. Or shop the sale fabric at your local fabric store and whip up a bunch of these bags as gifts for friends and family!

DIY Reusable Snack Bags

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