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Bead Bags, Anyone?

Sew little bags in a pinch

Bead Bags, Anyone?

Recently I needed to transport a lot of beads for a class, but I didn’t have proper containers.  I got “desperate,” so I made my own baggies in a pinch. They did the trick.
I did this out of necessity. At first I thought it was ridiculous but, well it turned out to be resourceful and fun!

Using a regular non-ziploc sandwich bag, Sew lines, about 2 1/4″ apart. You’ll want to leave channels in between for cutting.

Sew single lines going the opposite direction

Cut out the squares so that each one has 3 sides with an opening on top. Some sides won’t require any “seams” because they are the actual sides of the sandwich bag. In other places there will be some “excess” which you can sew separately.


You can melt individual squares of plastic together at the sides, using a candle. This will create seams for you, and you don’t have to sew. You just need to pre-cut the baggies.

Try this too-
Fill a soda bottle cap with beads
Lay it on a square you’ve cut from a sandwich bag (or whatever you like)
Tie this at top with a bit of yarn.

Seem silly? Maybe. But in a pinch, it worked. And, I actually got some nice comments. Maybe I should do this more often! What do you think?

Have a dollightful day!


  • August 24, 2006

    LOVE your ideas!! And thanks for the teaching as well. Glad to see you are safe over there. Praying for Shalom,

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