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Treat yourself and take recycling up a notch when you make one or more of the inventive and oh-so-cute snack zip pouches from your favorite cookie, chip or treat bag!

In this Learn, Make, Create! episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, sewing and quilting expert Sherry Duncan teaches how to make three variations of a zippered snack pouch. She also shows off a number of bags she's made with this process. They're sure to spark your creativity!

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Apply vinyl to snack bag material.
  • Install a basic zipper.
  • Sew a boxed corner.
  • Add a wrist strap with D ring.
Finished Sizes:
Bag 1 (basic zipper pouch): 7 1/2" x 4"
Bag 2 (wrapped zipper pouch with boxed corners): 2" x 7 1/2" x 6"
Bag 3 (wrapped zipper pouch with boxed corners and wrist strap): 3" x 9 1/4" x 6"

Materials for Bag 1
  • 12 oz Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels bag
  • 2 (8" x 4 1/2") cotton fabric pieces (lining)
  • 2 (10" x 7") pieces matte vinyl fuse*
  • Coordinating 14" polyester all-purpose zipper
  • Used gift card or plastic scraper for smoothing matte vinyl fuse
  • Fabric clips
  • Blunt tool for turning corners
  • Zipper foot
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Materials for Bag 2
  • 14.3 oz Oreo® cookies bag
  • 2 (8 1/2" x 7 1/4") cotton fabric pieces (lining)
  • 2 (2") squares cotton fabric (zipper wraps)
  • 2 (10" x 9") pieces matte vinyl fuse*
  • Coordinating 14" polyester all-purpose zipper
  • Used gift card or plastic scraper for smoothing matte vinyl fuse
  • Fabric clips
  • Blunt tool for turning corners
  • Zipper foot
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Materials for Bag 3
  • 13 oz Chips Ahoy!® cookies bag
  • 2 (10" x 7 1/2") pieces cotton fabric (lining)
  • 2 (12" x 9") pieces matte vinyl fuse*
  • 3 (2") squares cotton fabric (zipper wraps and D-ring tab)
  • 1 (1 1/2" x 2") squares fusible stabilizer (D-ring tab)*
  • 2" x 13" piece cotton fabric (wrist strap)
  • 2" x 13" piece fusible stabilizer (wrist strap)*
  • 1/2" small swivel hook and D-ring*
  • Coordinating 14" polyester all-purpose zipper
  • Used gift card or plastic scraper for smoothing matte vinyl fuse
  • Fabric clips
  • Blunt tool for turning corners
  • Zipper foot
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*102 Matte Vinyl Fuse; 809 Décor-Bond® Fusible Stabilizer by Pellon; small swivel hook and D-ring by Dritz used to make sample.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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