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Make an eco-friendly reusable sandwich wrap

Filed Under: food, staying green, sewing

vinyl coated fabric sandwich wrapMy husband usually takes sandwiches to work for his lunch. I always cringe when I see how many plastic sandwich baggies we go through in a month, and have often wondered if there was a way to reduce or eliminate using them. The short answer is yes.

The Small Object has come up with an awesome way to make reusable sandwich wraps. The wraps are shaped like an octagon, so that it can be used to wrap odd shaped bread or wraps, and can also be used as a placemat. The wrap is made out of vinyl coated fabric for the interior and regular fabric for the exterior. Velcro closes the sandwich wrap.

This is a great way to use up some of that extra fabric you have laying around. The pattern and instructions are easy to follow, and in a short amount of time you can easily whip one up for each member of your sandwich eating family.

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  • Kitt

    That's cute, but why not use a Tupperware container (or whatever brand you prefer)?

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  • Jennifer Gray

    Tupperware continues to use plastic that contains BPA...marked under the #7 recycling code...its probably not good to eat out of and cannot be recycled.


  • sarah harris

    In response to the statement about "why not use tupperware?" Why not make your own adorable wrap which doubles as a placemat, from fabric that you already have laying around, so that we are not polluting the world by always having to buy new things. Not only is this a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle, it look so much cuter than a plastic Tupperware container, takes up less space in your cupboard and lunchbox, not to mention how children will feel opening up their lunch with a special wrap made with love from Mom!


  • Kitt

    Only some of Tupperware's products contain BPA -- which is used in the harder plastics (think Nalgene bottles) -- not the sandwich server and other light plastic storage containers from brands such as Ziplok and Gladware. BPA is not in every plastic item out there, so saying "it's probably not good to eat out of" is pure speculation and not helpful.

    I don't work for Tupperware or the plastics industry. I just get so tired of the rumors that spin out of control like this. I had someone tell me I shouldn't use plastic bags any more because "they give you cancer."

    Do some research, at least.

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  • Francesca Clarke

    This is a very cool idea! I love how it also serves as a placemat. Now can you help me get my husband to actually pack a lunch??


  • jessica

    I am weary of all plastics. As with so many things, we usually don't find out it's bad until much later. Glass seems the safest bet to me. I don't heat anything up in plastic any more and I have replaced my containers with glass. I would rather play it safe.

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  • Allison

    I wish folks would stop saying this woman came up with this idea or pattern. It's a total rip off of a product called Wrap'n'Mats that's been around for years. I've made them for myself and others but I never claimed to have "come up' with the idea. Otherwise I totally love Small Object's products. Just please give credit to the original producers...

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  • samantha

    If people are worried about the plastic they use for liner i know from other sites have saw people using PUL or PUL dipper fabric. wich isnt food grade u can also use rip-stop nylon. It has no plastic in it and it is durable and water proof so can put veggies and wet things in it and easy to clean. You can buy rip stop nylon at joann fabrics for about $7 a yard and comes in many colors.You can also make bag just put velcro along inside of top all the way across and prob better for things like graps carrots and chips as seals better have fun making these :)

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  • Lorraine

    Where can I buy yardage of Peva or Eva fabric preferably clear plain

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