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fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:31 pm
by bendingles
Wondered if anyone has made sandwich/snack pags or wraps for kids lunchs-thinking about for boys kindy lunchbox

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:37 pm
by Mama-to-many
ummm....yeah....I took fabric, cut it with pinking shears and I was done! Really went to town with our bread bags though - I sewed them!

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:54 pm
by Kaz
Just make sure the fabric you use is food safe, not PUL which isn't foodsafe.

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:46 pm
by bendingles
Would cotton work as used to have food wrapped in napkins. Just wasnt sure what to use a liner on cotton that can get in nz.

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:19 pm
by Kaz
Most fabric food wraps are made from a fabric coated with food safe TPU which helps to keep moisture in and stops food from drying out it also stops food (eg mayonnaise) from leeching out. The other advantage of the coating is that they wipe clean.

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:48 pm
by Mrs Shavas
would a vinyl tablecloth work?

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:03 pm
by Kaz
I think vinyl leeches toxins, you would have to check the manufacturers recommendations. It's worth doing some research to make sure it's safe to be near food.

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:07 pm
by NPMum
I have made them using the packaging from chip packets on the inside and cotton on the outside.
Saw it on pinterest.
I gave them away though so not sure how they lasted.

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:12 pm
by sjl
layers of bread bag fused with the iron works well as a liner (or even on its own)

Re: fabric food wraps

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:49 pm
by NPMum