Plastic Free Food Covers
Plastic Free Food Covers

Plastic Free Food Covers

I saw cotton plastic free food covers in our Zero Waste shop the other day and was shocked at how expensive they are! Also, being cotton it was porous to air, something I didn’t want, as certain foods would dry out.

I found this fabric called “waterproofing”. It’s still a fabric. It’s also washable. But keeps air out and moisture in. My mother kindly made me a bunch of these covers while she was staying with us last week.

You need: –

  • washable fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • plates or bowls to trace covers
  • chalk or tailors chalk or old dried soap to trace covers
  • sewing machine
  • sewing scissors
  • elastic
Trace around bowl or plate with chalk or soap
Trace around bowl or plate with chalk or soap

You do:-

Trace around your bowls or plates with dried old soap or chalk to get perfect circles .

Measure the circumference of you fabric pieces. You want the elastic to be approximately 70% of that length.

Pin elastic to fabric
Pin elastic to fabric

Cut elastic fold in half and in quarters. Fold cloth in half and in quarters. Pin elastic matching the four points together. Pin in between as well.

First sew elastic using an ordinary straight flat seam to hold it in place.

Next sew elastic with a mini zig zag stitch.

And just like that you have plastic free covers for your food.

Have agreat green week.

Greenie.

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