Introducing the SnackPack – A mini insulated snack bag! My 7 year old requested a smaller snack bag in addition to his lunch bag this year, but he didn’t give me any specification beyond that (and he is usually VERY specific!) I asked him for days what he wanted and where he got the idea and he just told me that one of the kids in his kindergarten class had one and he also wanted one. We’d just gotten his backpack ready for school so that was fresh in my mind and this was what we came up with. It was sort of a joke (I did NOT expect him to like it but he loves it!) and we just couldn’t stop laughing.
I don’t normally post things I sew on social media that I don’t intend to make into a pattern, for this very reason, but I thought the world needs a laugh right now and I was right. I got so many comments from people saying they needed this – and also throwing some ideas out there for other uses I had not thought of. So while this is written as an insulated snack bag, you’ll see how the testers used it for a toiletry/makeup bag since it is tall enough to hold bottles and brushes and a medical kit. I also discovered it holds diapers and travel wipes and a backup outfit for my toddler! (I swapped out the insulated batting for fusible fleece on this one.)
So, it turns out to be a really useful size and I hope you’ll just make one and laugh. It has an optional mesh pocket on the back to hold an ice pack. This back seam is finished with binding but I’ve simplified the method and it’s just one seam! You can do it!
I’ve included a lot of photos for size reference, and do keep in mind that the “backpack” straps are just grab handles. But they are so cute and I thought since these don’t use a lot of fabric they would be great for people who sew to sell!
Yeechi is usually one of my proofreaders but she gets extra credit for sewing too! This Starbucks mug should help with scale. The moose model is just adorable.
Lynn gave us this thimble for scale! So this is either the biggest thimble or the smallest Snackpack. :)
Ruth made one to hold toiletries since the taller shape works well for bottles. I think this is brilliant!
Mimi sent this one off to her grandbaby to use as a little diaper packing cube. I love it!