Work-in-Progress Wednesday: Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags

My car broke down again today. I was riding merrily along in the far left lane of the highway during rush hour when I pushed in the clutch to change gears. It made a snapping sound and stayed down. Urp. Somehow I managed to get off the highway, jam the car into first, and pull off at a safe place, all without panicking, which is a major victory for me. Generally I’m not the person you want on your team in a crisis.

The roadside assistance guy used duct tape and zip ties to make a temporary repair, good enough for me to get to the garage tomorrow. This will be my third visit in three months. I’m afraid my 17-year-old VW is entering her twilight years.

All this has nothing to do with Work-in-Progress Wednesday.

I didn’t have much time to sew today but I did get started on a project I want to get done before summer vacation. I’m making a set of reusable snack and sandwich bags, similar to these.




The fabric is a Michael Miller polyurethane laminate. It’s waterproof to prevent drippy sandwiches and snacks from leaking all over the place. I didn’t research patterns and sizes until last night so the zippers I bought two weeks ago for this project are a little smaller than I would like. I’ll have to make a set of smaller bags for snacks like goldfish and grapes and use velcro for the bigger ones.

Since I’ll be carless tomorrow I might just hole up in my sewing room and get these done.


  2 comments for “Work-in-Progress Wednesday: Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags

  1. cora rook
    July 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I’m relieved you did not have an accident with the car.
    The t-shirts are cute. They “spell Esther”.
    All of the Netherlands is in a nail biting stage right now.
    I hope they win!

  2. Tobi Paton
    July 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Ooh, reusable snack and sandwich bags. Yay! Yay! Yay! I predict that everyone is going to want to buy some of these from you.

    That car incident sounds scary. Good job keeping your cool.

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