April Blogging Challenge Day 26: A Pin I’ve Tried {+ A GIVEAWAY}


I have a confession to make.  Guys, I think I am obsessed with Pinterest!  I’ve got so many pins saved!  However, I’m pretty good at trying them out – not so much with reorganizing my pins though…

I wasn’t really sure which one of the pins I’ve tried over the past month I would feature on this post, but I finally decided to go with this one.  It was the one I mentioned in my April goals post at the beginning of the month.

To be honest, it was the perfect pin to do because, as you may or may not know, Monday was Earth Day and what better way to celebrate it than to sew some reusable cloth snack bags?!  Another plus was that Charles’ school was celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday and parents were encouraged to send their child to school with a zero-waste lunch.  How cool is that?!

So, I decided to get Charles involved and we tried the pattern together.  He found it particularly amusing to press on the pedal.

I was pretty happy with the final product, it does indeed make a perfect snack bag.  But I decided to tweak the pattern (just changed the dimensions to 18.5″ by 9″ and left a lip of about 2.5″) to make a bag big enough to contain a sandwich.  I was super happy because I succeeded, woohoo!  It’s a big bigger than a Ziploc sandwich bag too, which is nice.

I’m really happy about this pattern because it comes together so quickly!  I also like the fact that it doesn’t require any velcro, press buttons or zippers, it’s literally just fabric and thread.  Judging by the way the snack bag came out of the wash, I can also attest that they are easy to wash and keep their shape nicely after going through both the washing machine and dryer.

And now, the exciting part:

I’m giving away this pair!

If you’ve been meaning to try cloth bags for your lunches but don’t have the time, inclination or material to make some yourself, you can enter the giveaway to have a chance at winning some.

Details about the giveaway

  1. You must be 18 and older to enter.
  2. Leave a comment below indicating that you would like to be entered.
  3. Entries are accepted until Saturday, May 4th 2019 11:59pm EST.
  4. The winner will be announced on Sunday May 5th 2019.

Have you ever tried packing a zero-waste lunch?  What pin have you tried recently?

Want to learn more about the April Blogging Challenge?  Check out the original post on Dreaming of Guatemala here.


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