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Woodgrain oilcloth lunch bag

Filed Under: food, staying green, sewing

woodgrain oilcloth lunchbagNow that you are wrapping your sandwiches in an eco-friendly vinyl wrap, you can go a step further and carry those wrapped sandwiches in a neat woodgrain oilcloth lunch bag, courtesy of Derek and Lauren over at Design*Sponge.

To make the lunch bag, you'll need 1/2 yard woodgrain oilcloth, scissors, a sewing machine, thread, a ruler, and Velcro sticky dots. Derek and Lauren cut the pine woodgrain into three pieces, then sewed the pieces together. After turning the bag right side out, they attached the Velcro sticky dots, and the job was complete.

While many of the commenters like the oilcloth bag, a few think that the lunch bag really isn't eco-friendly at all. I think the bag is awful cute, and would argue the fact that if you use the bag every day, then it really is environmentally friendly, simply because you aren't using and tossing a paper bag every day.


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  • Peter Shekel

    Great idea, but not environmental friendly.

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  • shallowwater

    I agree with the not-actually-environmentally-friendly comment, mostly because a) you are using PLASTIC and b) plastic often leaches chemicals that you don't really want that close to your food.

    There is no lead in the oilcloth, but the levels of Phthalates are too high to comply with the new standards for items which are going to be sold and are intended to be used by children under 12 years old. -http://mendels.com/fabrics10.shtml

    I think if would be great if you used a natural (or at least a non-plastic-coated) fabric. I'm not sure why you would need your lunch bag to be vinyl. Just use something you can throw in the washing machine.

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