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Old 03-24-2007, 09:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd like to make one... I've seen them... but I'm not sure what the dimensions are.

If I can get the dimensions at the least, that would be great!
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It depends on what size bread you use! We have purchased oneas that are too small for our bread-machine bread and too big for graham crackers, so I'll probably make better-sized ones for both. Try making a typical sandiwch and wrapping it in paper to see what the best size/ closure placement would be for YOUR food.
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I saw that the ones on Reusablebags.com were 13 inches x 13 inches and so I made a pattern that was approx 14 inches, knowing that I would stitch around the edge and it would be slightly smaller than that.

I need to cut the edges with pinking shears and apply Velcro but here is what I have.

I started off with a newspaper and wrapped 3 slices of bread (it was late and I didn't need a sandwich and wanted to be sure I had ample room but not toooo much) and when I got the shape about right, I measured out 7x7 (because I cut it folded ) on the newspaper and cut. Then I used the folded up pattern on folded up fabric and folded up vinyl (separately) and traced and cut.... This actually worked! (I was thinking I was doomed being so lazy as to not open up the fabric and trace fully or to at least only have ONE fold in it! This was with two folds!)

Hope that helps. Now that I did it, it is simple enough - I just generally don't have the guts to try something without a pattern --- maybe this is the NEW me!
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Omg that is sooo cute!!

I love the fabric too!

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What do you use on the inside? Is it just vinyl? Is that okay next to food? THe wrap n mats use Food safe, PEVA liner but I would have no idea where to get that.

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Woops - I wrote a post last night but something must have happened because it isn't here!

I just used a piece of vinyl from Joanns (a remnant actually!). To be completely honest, I didn't even THINK about safety per se. I guess that I'm not overly concerned since I won't be using the wrap to heat anything up but I am curious to hear if anyone else knows about these liners or what people think of it.

Right now my baby is only 1 year old so the mats have been used to store a quick PB&J for me here and there. They haven't been put through the wringer yet.

I'm not sure where you'd get PEVA but I'm sure there is some Yahoo Group that must co-op it!
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I had never heard of these before! What a great idea. DH is going to be so annoyed with my ever expanding crunchiness.
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If you have any PUL you could use that.
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So I got some vinyl at Joanns and am wondering do you guys think it would work ok to just serge around the outside instead of sew it.

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are either PUL or vinyl food safe?

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Not making these now, but if you're concerned, couldn't you put some cotton or something on the inside and the vinyl/PUL on the outside? That way, you could have "food safe" fabric near the food. I'd also make it "natural" or white, so that you didn't end up with dyed sandwiches ...
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So I got some vinyl at Joanns and am wondering do you guys think it would work ok to just serge around the outside instead of sew it.
Absolutely - I don't see why not! I don't have a serger so it was zig zag stitching for me!
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Vinyl can leech lead. Remember that is why so many of the soft lunch boxes were recalled? They were causing lead poisoning. Do not use vinyl.

PUL is not graded food safe, but from my research I am comfortable using it for my family.
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I was going to experiment using either a layer of cloth sewn on the reverse side of PUL or using PUL and having a separate cloth that would double as a napkin. You would wrap the sandwich in the cloth then the PUL. I guess this would only work if you didn't make messy sandwiches.

Are any fabrics known to be food safe? I googled "food safe fabric" and didn't turn up anything. I would assume that a natural undyed organic cotton would be safe. Do you think colored fabric would pose a problem?

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I'm quite curious about this.

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I love my Wrap-N-Mats!

I just measured mine, if this helps at all. It's 12-3/4 in one direction and about 12-7/8 in the other direction. Not perfectly square, but the corners cut off, sort of, so that it folds better, with less bulk. Corner angle is 4.25". (If that makes sense!) It perfectly fits a sandwich made with regular sized grocery store bread and filling.
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Do you think you could use the stuff that you use in a Food Saver? It comes in rolls. Just not sure if you could sew it.

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we are trying to stay away from plastics..could you make this with just cloth and omit the vinvyl or PUL?

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we are trying to stay away from plastics..could you make this with just cloth and omit the vinvyl or PUL?
Make oil cloth. Treat canvas or thick cotton with flax seed oil (food grade) and let it sit for several days while it dries, then voila!!

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omg!! : youre a genius!!!! how much flax seed oil do i need? do i just soak the fabric in the oil for days? again : thank you!

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Oh me too - that is so fab! I'm so excited... can't wait to hear how much I'd need.

I love this board. I start off with one idea and get it healthily crunchified in days!
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oh and does the flax seed oil stain? should i use fabric other than white colored?

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Thanks to moondiapers I had a new search term and googled "make oil cloth." The first hit I got was how to make an oilcloth sandwich wrap!

Here's the link:
http://www.moscowfood.coop/archive/oilcloth.html

They use linseed oil and use ribbon instead of velcro to close the sandwich wrap.

I wonder if the oil gets nasty after awhile? Would you just wipe it off? Can you use soap?

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Make oil cloth. Treat canvas or thick cotton with flax seed oil (food grade) and let it sit for several days while it dries, then voila!!
Is this washable? I have made a few using PUL, and of course, how I am to know if it is in fact food safe after using it? You cant see leeching?!
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You just wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Yes it stains, but it doesn't matter because it stains all fabrics, lol. But the whole cloth will be stained the same color. I've never had the oil go rancid because it's dried. I lay the cloth on a cookie sheet, and dip another rag or a paint brush in the oil and paint the cloth with it. I'm not really sure how much I used. Then I hang it out on the clothes line to dry for a few days. The lenth of time depends on the weather. Once it's dry it just wipes or rinses clean.

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Oh, and linin napkins from the thrift store work great, they are allready hemmed and everything.

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what fantastic information!! thank you so much! i need to go buy some flaxseed oil now! hahahah

thanks again..

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