I've been meaning to make some of these for a long time. A couple of years ago I tried sewing some snack bags with velcro closures, but they were a pain: a pain to sew, a pain to use, a pain to repair as the velcro slowly but surely fell apart. Then, over the summer, I saw this tutorial from Amy of Angry Chicken. Fold-over top! Brilliant!
Geez, you can really see how much I need a new ironing board cover in these photos, eh?
I don't have a serger, so I hemmed the top and bottom edges and pinking-sheared the inside seam allowance. I didn't use pretty fabric (can't spare it! or so I felt as I thumbed through the piles), just some plain leftover stuff from napkins I made ages ago. But they looked too boring, so I did some fabric-paint stamping. Not perfect, but fun!
And now I can stop with the awful plastic baggies for my nuts and raisins. Hooray! I feel so much better.