I have a pet hate. It’s a pretty inconsequential pet hate but it is one none the less! I loathe the plastic bags at fruit shops. All the value I feel in going is tarnished slightly by packing my fruit and veg into the bags. So when I saw these japanese origami bento bags I knew I had to have a go. I like the thought that I can pack them in my bag and have them if I need them. The plan is to sew a bigger one to keep leftover bread in too, I’ll let you know when I’ve that one done! I’ve used linen but you could use a heavy cotton too.
linen – length should be 3x width (I made mine 9″ by 27″) and add on 1/2 inch for seam allowance
// cut your piece of linen (or other fabric) to size
// press in the hems and cut your corners to give you a mitred edge (for full explanation of this head here)
// sew right around edge to hem
// fold into thirds..have linen laid out as above. Fold left edge in with right sides together and sew along top edge (2/3 way across).
//Turn this piece up out of the way and fold right side in. Sew along this bottom edge in the same way as top.
// Knot all ends and you’re done. Place fruit inside and knot the top. The perfect bag you can use again and again!
If you have a go I’d love to hear…tag me on instagram with a photo of your wares. One step closer to zero waste!