Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap

September 5, 2014

Upcycled Plastic Sandwich Wrapper , take two –

Yesterday I wrote about fusing plastic to create a thicker plastic, which can be sewn.

Upcycled sandwich wrapper

Today I am going to share with you another DIY sandwich wrap- perfect for zero waste week (anyone notice a theme?!)

Start by fusing your plastic, I have used plastic shopper bags but you can use most waste plastic (sugar bags etc). Create a piece which measures 12″ by 15″

Recycle plastic fuse

Trim your plastic liner to 14.5″ by 11″. Taper in at the corners – cut a 1″ by 1.5″ triangle off (the 1″ being along the top 11″ side)

Fabric scraps

Use fabric scraps to make your outside fabric case


Sew together your fabric scraps, then trim with a 1.5″ allowance.


Turn in and iron. I used the plastic sheet as a template folding over, holding whilst I removed the plastic before ironing (if you iron the plastic it will stick to your iron!)

turn the hem

Turn the hem over a second time so raw edges are underneath.

pin hem

Place your plastic liner back in and in into place. Sew all round.

DIY Sandwich Wrapper

Attach velcro on the right side at the bottom short edge, and on the liner side on the top short edge.

Make as many different size as you like, what else would you keep in them?



5 comments so far.

5 responses to “Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap”

  1. Coombemill says:

    A fun idea and very stylish. #TuesdayTutorials

  2. Wow, what a COOL upcycling idea!
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

  3. Gina Caro says:

    That is fantastic! What a great way to use up scrap material and reduce your use of cling film. Just one question how do you keep it clean? Thanks for sharing on #ThriftyThursday

  4. Emy says:

    Your Upcycling Ideas are uber cool! Just making the best out of plastics and clothes in different way when i gone through your blog! Perfect Zero Wastes.

  5. Tom Parker says:

    Such a great recycling idea. Need more of these.

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