so- cloth snack/lunch bags!
we've been using these for over a year and i highly recommend making some. i use them for sandwiches, muffins, apple slices, etc.
these are just straight up fabric without a liner or anything. I didn't want to use plasticized fabric because i don't like plastic but i was worried things would dry out in fabric bags. (if you want to buy, we had these bags given to us once and they were great. they are food-safe plastic fabric but SO EXPENSIVE)
the kids usually eat within a few hours of leaving home and the food stays moist and fresh. i turn them inside out to wash and dry them.
the design- it is a copy of the old plastic fold lock top bag and very easy to make. I take a long rectangle (about 6" x 16") and serge (or zig zag) each short edge. then i fold it in half wrong-sides-together, fold down the top layer's top 2 " or so, and serge (or zig zag) down each side. The edges are finished at the same time as the seams are made. each bag takes less than 5 minutes to make.
i made a bunch of these last year and as the supply has started to dwindle lately i made some more today. ~i also did a bunch of other random sewing today- when Asa came home today he said- "Oh! Was it your making day today, Mama? :)