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« on: July 05, 2009 10:22:17 PM »

I know using Capri Sun pouches is not original, but I love my new bag.

Some background: I work as a recycling coordinator for the garbage company, which means I go to schools and businesses and teach them how to recycle. I needed a bag to carry my paperwork, stickers, other outreach supplies, and I wanted something that was all recycled material.

And for the record, I hate capri-suns and their fake juice and the non-recyclable mylar packaging. But apparently kids love them, and I used to work at an environmental school. The kids would always bring them in their lunches, so I rescued them from the landfill, knowing that one day I would use them.

The straps are bright blue suede from the thrift store. Its amazing what some people will give away! I got almost a yard for only $1.50! I had to refrain from buying the bright green...

The white is linen from a tablecloth (also thrift store).

The pockets are constructed from fabric from an old dog bed cover. I used to work at a dog boutique store and a customer brought it in to get a replacement because their dog chewed the zipper. It was going to get thrown away, but I saved it, washed it, and used it!

For the interfacing, I used an old navajo kitchen rug that was in my house when I moved in over a year ago. It sat in a corner where I kept meaning to take it to Goodwill. But yes, I found a use for it!

The only new things are the snap, and the thread.

Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009 10:25:48 PM by santacruzsugar » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009 05:43:41 AM »

That's very cute!  I've made tons of the juice bag purses (though I agree about the juice and packaging itself) and I think they always turn out so cute.  I'm glad to see a new take on them, though!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 09:42:21 PM »

I love how you made an alternating pattern on it; its very attention-grabbing and the colors go good especially how the blue strap goes with the blue background of the bags.  Reminds me a little of a change purse I saw at this one local store in my area where they took thin strips of juice pouches and wove it to create an alternating kind of look.  Wowie, though, $16 was a lot to pay for a small change purse lol.  Making the little change purses out of the wallets though is a fun thing to do with kids. 

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