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Muslin Snack Bags


Updated January 16, 2014
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These little muslin snack bags are the perfect size for all your snacking needs and perfectly environmentally friendly saving all those plastic bags! Follow these instructions for sewing your own snack bags for everyday use.

Muslin Snack Bags


  • Muslin fabric
  • Embroidery floss



  1. To make one cut out a 5” X 12” piece of muslin fabric.
  2. Fold the end of the fabric a 1/2”down on one of the 5” sides and hem leaving the ends open. Repeat on the opposite end.
  3. Fold the cloth in half so the hemmed ends meet (stitching side out)
  4. Sew around the edges first with a running stitch, than with the zigzag stitch.
  5. Slip a 16” length of embroidery floss through the shaft to work as a drawstring and tie a knot.
  6. Leave the stitching on the outside so food doesn’t get caught in the thread.
  7. Fill the bag with yummy snacks such as nuts, dried fruit, pretzels


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Do you not sew all the way to the top, stopping at the hemed edge so you can put the floss though?? Am i right? Help

I'm making a bunch of muslin snack bags to hold our lunches. We're headed to the Renaissance Faire this weekend. We'll look as tho our lunch was made 300 yrs ago. We always take breads, cheese and fruit in a fabric lined basket. My daughter will be thrilled! What Fun... Thanks so much.

Wouldn't this look great on the old feedsack bags? Just love it!

My mother (1915-2007) told me that when she was little her mother kept a bag filled with teacakes so there was always a snack for the kids to have. This brought that memory to mind. Thanks -- Sherry in Georgia


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