DIY Zippered Snack Bag Tutorial

Some things I was super on top of when it came to back to school, things like shoes, clothes, lunch box and so on. Then there are other things I forgot about until the very last minute, like that little Miss needs a small bag to hold snack that is separate from her lunch box. Luckily I am a fan of these sweet little fat quarters and coordinating zippers which naturally justifies an instagram post. Which then prompts friends to make bag requests for their kids but that works out for you all because I can share one tutorial and show you both the boy and girl version! Bonus? They are beyond easy to put together and a great beginning sewing project! Check it out!

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Alright, besides the sewing machine, all you need for this is two fat quarters and a zipper. This comes out to a grand total of $3- pretty sweet deal, right? And technically you could get two out of this if you needed to so it brings the price down even lower.

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The rest of the steps are in collage form so I will go in the same order as the pictures:

  1. Trim the fabric to the width of the zipper and 16 inches long.
  2. Put the facing sides of the fabric together with the outside piece on top and sandwich the zipper in as shown and sewed along the edge.
  3. Fold the fabrics right side out and sew right along the zipper.
  4. Return the fabrics right sides in and sew the two raw edges together.
  5. Once again, fold the right sides out and fold the clean edge over to the other side of the zipper.
  6. Pin to the zipper and open it up to make it easier to sew along the edge.
  7. Close the zipper and, for the last time, turn inside out and sew up each edge. Trim excess fabric.
  8. Turn right side out and you have a zippered snack bag!

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Now, I couldn’t be done there, there had to be some personalizing. I was feeling like a really nice mom and let Avery have a say… that is why this is so busy with the diamonds and the stars. But she loves it so I am happy. I got the say on the boy ones because they weren’t around when I made them so I just went with a simple name in a clean font. I designed in Cricut Design Space and cut it out of some coordinating heat transfer vinyl, cut, weeded and ironed on to the front of the bag.

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That is it! These came together in less than 15 minutes so it was perfect for my last minute situation!

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What was your last minute item this back to school season? Let me know in the comments below!

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