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How to make beeswax wraps

How to make beeswax wraps

This extract from Debbie Shore’s new book Sew Eco-Friendly will teach you how to make beeswax wraps in 3 simple steps. Sew Eco-Friendly is published by Search Press and contains 25 sustainable sewing projects to help you live a more eco friendly lifestyle. 

Homemade beeswax wraps

Keep your lunch fresh in these stylish resuable wax wraps. They are so simple to make in your chosen fabric and size. I’ve used a beeswax bar, but pellets are also available if you prefer. And remember, don’t use heat to clean your wraps as the wax will melt – they will easily wipe clean.

Finished size

33 x 33cm (13 x 13in)


What you need

For one wrap:

33cm (13in) square of
cotton fabric

Beeswax block (for vegans, soy wax flakes are readily available online)

Jojoba oil

Greaseproof paper

Tea towel

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Pinking shears


Variation – Make up wax wraps in different fabrics for each member of the family!

How to make your own beeswax sandwich wraps

Cut two pieces of greaseproof paper measuring approximately 38cm (15in) square. Place the fabric over one piece. Grate the beeswax bar over the fabric square – be sparing, as you can always add more wax later. Sprinkle a few drops of jojoba oil over the fabric.

Reusable wax wrap project

Place over the tea towel. Put the second sheet of greaseproof paper over the wax and iron. The wax will quickly melt – use the iron to spread it evenly over the fabric.

How to make beeswax wraps with an iron

Allow to cool, then peel away the waxed fabric. Trim the edges with pinking shears.

For other sustainable sewing projects order your copy of Sew Eco-Friendly from the Search Press website. 

Now you know how to make beeswax wraps why not make our reusable kitchen roll project next? 

How to make beeswax food wraps