A Guide To Reusable Bread Bag DIY

Anyone who buys a sandwich at the bakery as a quick meal gets typically it in a paper bag that ends up in the garbage after the meal.

Even the lunch break for school-going children and food for the trip are often in available packaging made of paper, aluminum foil, or plastic.

On the other hand, there is a reusable bread bag DIY or self-sewn bag without garbage. These bags are great because they are washable, and you can reuse them several times. Let’s enjoy this tutorial on how to make this reusable bread bag.

DIY: How to Make a Reusable bread bag

Keeping bread in a cotton bag could be the best way to keep it fresh throughout the day, as you can reuse it for a long time. Let’s see the guide on how to make a reusable bread bag by using fabrics and ropes. Besides, you need some additional things to complete the job.

Things you need: 

  • Piece of fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper
  • Matching thread
  • Knife
  • Iron
  • Fabric color and
  • Brush

Pro Tip: You should not try to use a drawstring instead of the tie because it is not tight enough, and you get a tiny air hole at the top of your bag. A tie closure helps you to tighten the neck of the bag greatly to make sure that the bread remains fresh.

Step 1 (Use an iron and make a double fold of the fabric):


Firstly, buy some pieces of fabrics from the store and lay them down

Use an iron and press down the piece of fabric

Around two and a half inches (2 ½ ) down cut about half (½) inch for both the top right & left sides on fabric

Step 2: (fold the top part of the fabric):

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Now fold the upper part down to meet the cut.

This will be where the tie will be stringed through to close the bag  

Step 3 (sew the edge of the cloth):

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Sew along the edge of both pieces of fabrics

Ensure there is enough space for the tie to be placed through

Step 4 (Place both pieces of fabrics together:

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Position both pieces of fabrics together on the machine

Sew along the side with about half-inch layer beginning right below the scissor cuts

Turn right edge out and press after sewing simultaneously

Step 5 (Thread the tie):  

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Thread the tie in from the left-hand corner along the upper section of the fabric

Then curve it and thread it through the back part of the fabric when you come to a different side

Step 6 (Tie a knot):


Now both edged of the robe need to be on the left-hand area

About one (1) inch from the cloth tie a knot

Do the same with the other piece of a tie (but begin from the left front side and end on the right side). Once again, tie a knot. 

Step 7 (Print out the bread pdf on paper and cut the outline):

Take a freezer paper and write “BREAD” on it

Cut the outline of the shapes [“BREAD“] with a knife to make it stencil

Step 8( Iron on the upper part of the bag and use waxed paper on it):

Iron on the upper part of the bag

then use the waxed paper between the seam of the bread bag

Step 9 (Apply fabric color):

Collect the fabric color from the market

Apply the color with a brush (Several coating may be required)

Let it dry and remove the waxed paper

Step 10 (Place fresh bread in the bag):


Collect a new piece of bread and place it inside the bag

Finally, your bread will remain fresh & delicious throughout the day

Learn more here: How it Works Reusable Bread Bag 

Benefits of reusable bread bag DIY:

  • 100% sustainable & reusable
  • Made from BPA Free food-friendly fabric
  • Freezer proof
  • Easy to carry for a smoother shopping experience
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Environment-friendly  
  • Reduce the use of plastic waste
  • Keep your bread fresh and delicious
  • Save your time and money

 Discover more here: [Reusable vs. Disposable Bags]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Reusable bread bag reviews

Question 1. What’s the best way to keep bread fresh?

Answer: Actually, bread becomes hard faster in the refrigerator than it goes at room temperature. The best way to keep bread fresh is to preserve it at room temperature up to 2 days after that wrap it up & keep it on the refrigerator for long time storage.

However, if you want to keep your bread in a secure and eco-friendly way, then we would like to recommend you to use a reusable bread bag. It could be the best way when it comes to keeping the bread fresh and delicious.

BreadOnPlasticBagQuestion 2. Do plastic bags keep bread fresh?

Answer: The moisture from the bread gets trapped when you store it on the plastic bag. Though you can keep your bread fresh on the plastic bag for a long time, your bread will lose the crust.

Fortunately, you will find different storage options (such as reusable cotton bread bags) to keep your bread fresh than the plastic bag.

Note: According to the user’s experience, bread stored in a plastic bag will certainly get soft & sooner or later mold if there is moisture available.

Question 3. Are bread bags any good?

Answer: Yes, bread bags could be a good option for users in several ways. Let’s take a look at some good uses of bread bags below:

  • Reusable bread bags are easier to clean than any other bag like a plastic bag
  • Store your bread fresher for long since
  • Keep the taste of bread to make it delicious
  • Allows the bread to breathe
  • Slowing the moisture loss

Question 4. Do linen bags keep bread fresh?

Answer: Linen bags are not only looking beautiful in your kitchen area but also they save you a lot of plastic and paper. Storing the bread on the linen bags will help you to keep it fresh for a long time.

Linen bag allows the bread to breathe where the plastic bags make your bread tough & soggy. Besides these, you may find many reasons why linen could be the best fabric for bread storage. For example,

  • Linen is good for attracting moisture
  • Stores the bread in the dark
  • protects the bread from drying out
  • Washable and more

Question 5. Can I store bread in plastic containers?

Answer: Do you want to store the bread over the next few days? If so, then it would be better to store it at room temperature.

Bread bags, bread bins, and airtight plastic boxes are the most popular used options to keep the freshness & taste of bread at room temperature.

Question 6. What are bread bags made of?

Answer: The bread bags are made from 100% fresh Polypropylene & Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) resin that meets all USDA & FDA standards.  

Question 7. What can you do with bread bags?

Answer: Reusing bread bags are ideal for various needs. Let’s see what you can do more with these bread bags.

  • Pack snacks and lunches
  • Reuse for road trips and picnics
  • Use as a glove for greasing pans
  • Store vegetables & fruit
  • Collect food leftovers for the compost box
  • Pack toiletries or shoes for traveling
  • Use as a liner


Above all, if you want to reduce waste & cut single use of plastic in your daily life to make the world pollution-free, then I hope this guide “reusable bread bag DIY” could a great help for you and all.

The components used to make these bags are decomposable and eco-friendly that makes them hygienic and favorite to keep the bread fresh for a long time.  Thank you, reusable produce bags as a great and eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags.

Have you ever try to make your bread bag? You can share your experience with us by leaving a comment below. Also, feel free to ask any questions.

Enjoy your fresh and delicious bread with your friends and family.

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