Tonight, Ryan and I will be
freezing our butts off enjoying ourselves in Chicago, cheering on da Bears. Ryan’s thrilled beyond belief.
Beyond belief. He’s hoping his snot freezes. I swear to the Big Guy in the Sky, he said that. (I know – it’s disgusting.) He has some strange excitement about being at a Bears game when it’s cold and could snow.
I never really had the dream to go to a December football game. But, I love a man who
crazily wants to go to a December game. So, off we go. And, actually, I’m getting kinda excited. Kinda.
I’ve packed my long underwear, layers of clothing, hand and foot warmers, wool socks, a down coat…. and my Snuggie. I hope I don’t die of hypothermia. That would be a bummer.
But, in honor of the big Monday Night game tonight, I’ll share what I made for Ryan for Christmas.
They are reusable snack bags and sandwich wraps. Ryan tries to be green, so when I saw these tutorials, I knew they’d be perfect for him. I ordered PUL fabric from ebay (the same fabric used for cloth diapers, they are vinyl lined so they’ll wipe clean). Then, I used Chicago Bears fabric as the outside. So, they are extra cool and manly. (Insert “Tim the Tool Man Taylor” grunting.)
I also made a simple, drawstring bag for him instead of using gift wrap or bags. I hope that Ryan will use it in his car for garbage. I’m seriously considering whipping up tons of these with fabric that I have on hand to use for gifts instead of gift wrap. They are so easy and quick, which makes them very satisfying.
Here are the tutorials that I used. They are all quite straightforward. I will note, I didn’t follow them to a letter. I referred to them, then I did my own thing. I don’t follow directions well. However, I’m a very beginner sewer, so I know you can do it, too. Think of all the Ziplocs you will save from the garbage.
Reusable snack bag
Reusable sandwich wrap