Following on from making our Beeswax Wraps I decided to make some sandwich bags as I make packed lunches for my family to take to work everyday.
They were so simple to make…..
- Cut pieces of cotton fabric measuring approximately 22cm x 60cm, hem all of the edges.
- Turn up one end (right sides facing) by 22cm and stitch the edges together to form a pocket.
- Turn inside out so that the right sides are then on the outside.
- Fold the loose end into a point and stitch along the edges (like an envelope).
- Grate beeswax onto a baking sheet and put in oven (very low heat) for around 4 minutes or until melted.
- Lay fabric pocket onto melted wax and put back in oven. (Grate over more wax if required).
- Put back in oven for 2 minutes.
- Ensure entire fabric is saturated in wax and lay on baking parchment until cool.
They are also great for storing packets of ham or cheese in the refrigerator.
After use these sandwich bags can be washed with a mild dish soap and rinsed with cool water and left to dry. If they start to lose their effectiveness just pop back in a warm oven to rejuvenate! And when they’ve seen better days just cut them into strips and put in your compost bin.
Just making small changes, like using these beeswax sandwich bags instead of plastic clingfilm, can make a big difference when enough people do it!