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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Fabric for reusable sandwich wraps? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/13/10 3:58 AM

Wow, it's been a long time! I'm looking for PUL that's suitable for adult sandwich wraps. Any ideas where I could find some?

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Date: 1/13/10 4:13 AM

Sorry, can't help on the PUL.

I bought some taslon to use for that same thing, but I haven't got around to making them yet.

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Date: 1/13/10 9:43 AM

I read that PUL coating isn't rated food safe. Most PUL is single sided with the coating exposed, but they do make a 'sandwich' PUL. with fabric on both sides. Or you could use another fabric and line the bag with PUL.
I would suggest a tightly woven nylon such as taffeta, it's used alot for outdoor gear. Brand names of nylon include Supplex and Taslon.
I bought most of my PUL through fabric co-ops, but they sell white at fabricdepot.com

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Date: 1/13/10 10:11 AM

I bought some PUL here to make reusable sandwich/snack bags. I used the PUL as lining and had a different fabric for the outside. I only bought 1 yard and made a number of bags and still have plenty left. Don't know if you've worked with PUL before, but a teflon foot is necessary - I don't know how I would have sewed the stuff without it!

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Date: 1/13/10 10:32 AM

thanks everyone! I did some more research and you're right, PUL isn't food safe even though that's what the tutorials online recommend to use

so what SHOULD I use? Any favorite online sources?

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Date: 1/13/10 11:42 AM

This is an interesting thread, hadn't thought of making these. Couldn't you just use plain old cotton? Seems like that would be food safe. The only challenge would be getting mustard stains out

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Date: 1/13/10 12:03 PM

I've used cotton on one side and nylon on the other. I used nylon from JoAnns. I wanted to buy the nylon made in America, but it was handwash only and very stiff. The stuff I bought was from China, but could wash it in the washer and dry on low.

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Date: 1/13/10 12:19 PM

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This is an interesting thread, hadn't thought of making these. Couldn't you just use plain old cotton? Seems like that would be food safe. The only challenge would be getting mustard stains out

That's just what I was thinking

I suppose if you make really juicy sandwiches...

I'd never heard of these, either, until just a few days ago. I read an article in the latest Victoria Magazine about a woman who retired from custom gown-making and started an "organic lunch-bag linens line" - Country Life Naturals (NAYY).

Apparently she uses linen and nylon for her bags. Here's a cutie:



ETA: When I first saw the magazine photos, I thought the bags were made out of some thicker, textured fabric - I wonder if something like cotton matelasse would do the job without a lining. It would be pretty, too.
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Date: 1/13/10 1:31 PM

Can someone explain what these are please? Is it just a fabric sandwich ziploc? Thanks.

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Date: 1/13/10 1:40 PM

You can try the iron on vinyl to fabic. You can iron wrapping paper or paper with stitch witchery to alum. foil. I would search for food safe plastics online or in kitchen & restaraunt supply stores. You could also emai the lady with the cute sandwich bag and ask what she uses - assuring her this is for your personal use and you would never dresam of being a competitor! The sandwich bag looks to have either a metal bar closure like they use on eyeglass cases.

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