So I had my 4th graders save me all their Capri Sun pouches for the last week or so just so that I could make a few fun items. Here's the results!!
It could be a deluxe checkbook cover or a clutch!!
I gave them both to one of my young friends, who is loving them now! She's ready to strut her stuff at middle school tomorrow! Can't wait to make more...one for me this time maybe.***UPDATE **** So sorry all the tutorial pics were hosted at another server and now they are all missing! DANG IT...that was a good picture tutorial and now it's gone. WELL, here's the tutorial in just words at least ***********
HOW TO MAKE IT!!
Find 6 Capri Sun Pouches and 1 Kool-Aid Jammers pouch(the ones with the clear backs- for the ID holder)
Wash them all out by cutting a slit in the bottom of each and rinsing them with hot water. Let them dry for a day or so. Also, you can use something like goo-gone and an old credit card to scrape off the glue that holds the straw on.
Put four of the pouches together in a square and zigzag stitch them together. ALWAYS BACKSTITCH ON EVERY SEAM!!
Fold down the top edge about 3 inches to make the pocket for dollar bills or a check book. Then fold the whole thing in half to make a crease line for the center.
Cut one of the other pouches up to make a 2 inch strip that will become the velcro tab. Fold that strip in half and sew along all edges and sew hook part of velcro to one end. Position it on the clutch with scotch tape were you think it would look best. Sew the tab on and then sew the fuzzy part of the velcro to the clutch.
Refold the dollar pouch down.
Take another juice pouch and cut it to be the two card slots. I cut mine about 2 to 2 1/2 inches from the top so one part is bigger than the other. Then cut the Jammer pouch to be the same size as your biggest section of the Capri Sun pouch. *BE sure that you cut the Jammers pouch so that you use the straw end of the pouch to be the bottom of your ID pocket. Sew across the tops of the two Capri Sun sections. Lay all three sections out and scotch tape them down to make them stay while you stitch.
Stitch around the three outer edges of the clutch, excluding the side with the tab sewn on. Stitch down the middle of the pocket section. I stitch all the way to the middle so it looks better. When you're all done peel off all the tape.
AND TA DA!! You have a new Capri Sun Clutch to enjoy!!
Good Luck!! Email or PM me if you have any questions! Post your finished clutches here too so we can see all the different kinds of pouches!