Monday, February 16, 2009

Reusable Sandwich Bags

Once again, I am using my scrap fabric. In an effort to find something to make with the scraps from the PUL fabric I use to make diaper covers, I came up with this reusable sandwich bag. Now instead of throwing away the plastic one-use sandwich bags I tend to pack lunch for my kids in, we can reuse these new reusable bags. Since the PUL is waterproof, it can withstand holding things like fruits and veggies that are full of moisture. I can either wipe the bags down after use or when they get really messy, throw them in the wash.
I spend a number of hours one day doing research to determine the food safety of using the PUL for this purpose. Although PUL is not food grade, most of the information I was able to find determined that using PUL for these bags was similar to putting your food in plastic bags. I feel comfortable using these for my family and I feel like I am doing my part to reuse, reduce, recycle.


samantha said...

If people are worried about pul not being food safe u can also use rip-stop nylon it is also water proof and durable

Anonymous said...

can you tell me where you found your info about PUL being food safe and about rip stop nylon being food safe? or comparable to plastic baggies?

Anonymous said...

I am also interested in sources for food safe fabrics!