I found this pin on pinterest and was so intrigued with the concept of using beeswax to make some cute sandwich or snack bags for the new school year! I liked the idea of making something that is 100% natural, non-toxic and relatively inexpensive. Coating your snack bag in beeswax will keep your food from drying out because it doesn’t breath. It makes your cloth water resistant and helps to prevent the growth of mold, yeast and bacteria.
I followed the instructions on this pin almost exactly but did change just a FEW things. Here is what I did:
Turn the fabric right side out and iron your seams.
Cut your FabricFusion velcro to be 6.5” long and iron to the top & bottom of the bag leaving a 1/4” space for a seam on both sides.
It looks like this when that happens:
Fold the rectangle in half with the velcro facing out and sew the sides
Fold your bag right side out to use!
To wash: Hand wash in COLD water with a mild detergent only.
Helpful lesson I learned:
I also noticed that the original pin mentioned ironing the bees wax onto the fabric with wax paper. I tried this but it made the wax go all the way through so there is wax on the outside and the inside of the bag. It isn't so bad now, but I was worried about wax melting onto my stuff. Don't be tempted :)
Before I figured out to use the magazines, I didn’t like that the wax was showing on the front of the bag when I first tried this. I tried to first do the liner with the beeswax and then sew the fabric with beeswax on it but it was way hard to sew AND wax ended up melting on the main fabric when I tried to iron on the velcro so that was not a successful way to modify this either.
HAPPY CRAFTING! :)