Reusable Sandwich Wrap

Plastic food wrap is an enormous problem whilst trying to reduce waste at school. It is very useful but also really easy to avoid if you know how.

Quick Option

Visit your local haberdashery and purchase a 27cm or 30cm square of vinyl-fabric and about 6cm of velcro.  Sew a strip of velco into two corners.   Turn the vinyl over and sew a strip of velco into the opposite two corners.  And thats it, all done!  Simple place your sandwich diagonally in the middle, fold up two of the opposite corners and secure, and do the same with the last two corners.

 

Sewing Option

  • 2 lots of 27cm or 30cm squares of pre-washed fabric
  • A large ziplock plastic bag
  • 4 lots of 2cm strips of velcro
  • Needle & thread (or sewing machine)

Instructions

  1. Cut the large ziplock plastic bag into a 27cm or 30cm square.
  2. Place the rights sides of the fabric facing each other, and place the plastic in between them.  Pin together. 
  3. Either hand stitch or using a sewing machine, sew around 3 sides of the square and just 2/3 down the fourth side.  Now here is the tricky bit, using the gap, carefully turn the fabric inside out.   The plastic will now be on the outside. 
  4. Fold the edges of the open seam inwards and sew up the gap.
  5. Flatten out the fabric and sew just inside the seam on all four sides (this will help the fabric sit flat).
  6. Sew the 2cm strips of velcro onto the opposite corners of the wrap, two on inside (plastic side) and two on the outside (fabric side).

To use it, simply place sandwich diagonally in the middle (on the plastic side), fold up two of the opposite corners and secure, and do the same with the last two corners. And voila! you have a lovely wrapped sandwich.  

To clean it, either wipe it off with a dishcloth, or if the fabric is dirty handwash it.   

 

Send us a Photo

How did it go?  Send us a photo of your Reuseable Sandwich Wrap and go into the draw for some awesome prizes!

 

Waverley Park students have made their own reusable sandwich wraps.

Waverley Park students have made their own reusable sandwich wraps.