It’s back to school time here at our house, which means packing lunches, water bottles, snacks, and more snacks. We’re trying to do healthier snacks this year and apples are an easy option. I just know how gross the insides of those backpacks are as well as how much they get banged around. I decided we needed some apple bags.

 

 

It’s lined with fleece to prevent bruising and I went ahead and added a vinyl lining so I could wipe it our every now and then. You could then use the bag for pretzels, crackers, or whatever. Here’s what you’ll need.

 

 

Outer fabric:

1 piece  6″ x 12″

1 circle 4.5″ in diameter

 

Lining fabric:

1 piece 5″ x 12″

1 circle 4.5″ in diameter

HeatnBond® Vinyl

HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece

Approximately 1/2 yard cording

 

 

1. First cut out all of your fabric pieces. Following the included instructions, adhere the vinyl to the lining fabric pieces.

2. Iron fleece to the circle of the outer fabric as well as the rectangle. Leave 1.5″ with out fleece across the top of the rectangle.

3. Sew the two shorter sides of the body rectangle with right sides matching. Leave a gap in your sewing where the fleece free fabric is. (This is for the drawstring later.) Pin the the circle around the bottom of the body rectangle and sew in place. Clip the fabric every 1/4″ around the edge of the fabric. Turn right side out and set aside.

4. For the lining, sew the two shorter sides of the body rectangle with right sides matching. Pin the the circle around the bottom of the body rectangle and sew in place. Clip the fabric every 1/4″ around the edge of the fabric.

 

5. Slide the lining into the body of the bag.

6. Push the lining all of the way to the bottom so you have a run around the top of just body fabric. This will be for your drawstring.

7. Turn the top edge down 1/4″ and then again approximately 1/2″ and pin in place. The second fold should be large enough to fit the drawing string into after sewing. After pinning be sure to check that all of the lining edge is tucked under the folds so you won’t have any raw edges showing. Sew all along this edge.

8. Using a safety pin, attach it to the end of your cording and feed it through the channel. There should be the hole you left in step 3. for feeding it in. Once the cording is out of the other side, tie the two ends together in a knot. Trim any excess ends.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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2 Comments on Back to school in Style with Therm O Web

  1. Phyllis M.
    August 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a great idea. I would attach one of the zip clips to easily attach it to the outside of the backpack.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Rachel LeMarbe
    April 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this idea but I cannot sew at all. Would you consider making them and selling them. I am a teacher and I would love to give these as gifts to my co workers and maybe my kids teachers. This such a clever idea!

    Rachel

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