Remember way back when the year was young and I was lamenting our use of Ziploc bags, vowing (well, I guess there was more vowing than lamenting) to use fewer ? Gads, what a struggle. Hubby packs a lunch every day and though he tries to use reusable containers as I have
nagged politely asked, finding lids and containers that match at 4 a.m. taxes his patience, and he ultimately gives in to convenience.
Yesterday it occurred to me that there’s another option: fabric! Today we have four prototype eco-friendly snack bags made from my scrap pile:
The bags have a square bottom so they will sit flat and stay open, and they’re (clearly) wider at the top (velcro closure still to come). I modified a lunch bag pattern at Skip to my Lou to make it work. Hubby’s concerned that the moisture in his lunch box will be a problem, so I’m going to try to treat them with flax oil to turn them into old fashioned oilcloth bags (I don’t want to use modern oilcloth for close contact with food, and I don’t think it would hold up as well).