Sunday, January 29, 2012
Picnic Pouch - Reusable, Wipeable, and Washable
The Cascade Lemonade Picnic Pouch - a reusable, wipeable, and machine washable bag for carrying snacks and lunches (see more specifics, below) - is an easy and quick project suitable for anyone with even minimal sewing experience. From start to finish, it is about a one hour project for a beginner. The pattern includes instructions on how to make 3 sizes of pouches and where to purchase materials. Picnic pouch kits, including all supplies except thread and tools, will soon be available in the shop. The pdf pattern will be emailed to the email address on your Etsy account within 48 hours of your order. A hard-copy of the pattern may be sent via postal mail for an additional printing and shipping charge of $2.50; please contact me prior to ordering to request this option.
This pattern is being sold for personal use only. Please contact me for a price quote if you are interested in making these bags for commercial sale.
More about the Picnic Pouch:
The Picnic Pouch is perfect for use as a reusable lunch/sandwich/snack sack! The inside is lined with water-resistant nylon, making the bag easy to clean with a sponge. For deep cleaning, just throw it in the washing machine. Closes with velcro using a foldover design that makes it easier to get food in and out without getting crumbs in - or scratching hands on - the velcro.
Dimensions: the 3 sizes are approx. 4x6, 6x6, and 7x8 inches when closed, perfect for pretzels/snacks, small sandwiches/fruit, and large sandwiches, respectively
Why you can feel good about making and using a Picnic Pouch:
1. It's reusable - no need to buy ziplock baggies for daily use.
2. It's free of soft plastics, so healthier for you (thegreenguide.com is a good place to start reading up on safety concerns about vinyl and plastic products used for food storage)
3. Cascade Lemonade donates at least 15% of profits (including from pattern sales) to support the purchase carbon credits and renewable energy, plus other non-profits from time to time (e.g. Heifer International, projects on donorschoose.org, etc).
4. Let's not forget this one: it puts a smile on your (or your child's) face!
The Picnic Pouch also fits perfectly in a Mylarkey (reusable, insulated, machine washable) Lunch Bag! Lunch Bag patterns (now, over 100 sold!) and Design-Your-Own Lunch Bags are also available in the shop!
ORDER PDF Pattern for Picnic Pouch