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#1 of 6 Old 08-30-2008, 01:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Am investigating making my own wrap n mats using this pattern, but I don't want to use PVC or any plastic coated fabric like PUL. Am investigating oilcloth but commercial yardage is vinyl coated and I am not sure about the safety of making my own with linseed oil.

Has anyone tried wrapping sandwiches with anything else? I cannot use just plain fabric as I need to make lunches the night before and am concerned they will dry out. Does anyone here think a really thin microfleece would work? Other ideas?
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I've been looking to make something like this and I am also curious about non-plastic fabric choices.

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I haven't tried but I believe happy sacks are made from a nylon coated material perhaps you can try that.
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I'll give you my idea

Make something like the pattern you listed but with a lip of fabric around the inside edges. Then use wax paper or reuse the outside of a plastic bag that would slip in side those edges. you can reuse it as much as you can then throw away the liner ( I'd use the recycled brown wax paper) and wash the mat.

I haven't made mine yet but that's the idea Ive had floating around in my head
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You could try using only a heavy canvas material.
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We have both WNM and Happy Sacks. We are MUCH more happy with the Happy Sacks, FWIW.

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