In an email I received from www.essentialeating.com today, Janie Quinn mentioned a reusable sandwich bag available from www.reusies.com. I thought these were a fantastic idea, although a little pricey. I wondered how I could make my own using items I had on hand, without spending much time, and without sewing since my sewing machine is not working properly at the time. In about a half hour, I had my simple substitute. I first took an empty coffee bag.
I carefully peeled away the air seal from the middle of the bag and then cut the “fabric” into a perfect square. After washing and drying it, I folded two opposite points to each other, overlapping slightly, forming the two sides of the bag. I then folded a third point up, so that I now had what looked like an envelope. I had some velcro on hand, so I hand stitched this to the top and bottom (see photo below). I decided to hold the three folded points together with just a safety pin, reasoning that it would be easiest to clean if this was not permanently sewn together.