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Topic: Zippered juice bag pencil case TUTORIAL ADDED!  (Read 23595 times)
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« on: August 19, 2009 07:08:18 PM »

So I have totally been on a juice pouch kick recently. These are the zippered pencil cases for my sons and nephew.

I made some of them the same (my sons wanted them in their favorite flavor) and some different.

They loved the pouches, but didn't love posing!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2009 07:44:07 PM by amarchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009 07:20:01 PM »

To make this pouch, you need 6 bags, cleaned and dried, tape, thread and a 12 inch zipper. A sewing machine is a definate plus!

Tape together 3 bags for each side. Taping is not necessary but when I didn't do it, the bag was wrinkled.

You should have this.

Sew bags together on sewing machine. I sew on the top, since it looks better. Straight stitch.

Place the zipper on one of the sides. Zipper face down to the right side of the bag.

I tape the zipper down and unzip to make it easier to sew. Use the zipper foot on your machine. Sew along one side. Starting and stopping about 1/2 inch from the ends, so the sides are easier to sew.

Flip the zipper over and top stitch.

Rpeat on the otherside. Place other side on top, tape and sew, then top stitch.

You should have this now

Fold together with wrong sides matching.

Tuck in the zipper ends.

Sew the three nonzippered sides together. Put regular sewing foot back on machine. Don't forget to back stitch beginning and end! Snip threads.

Place pencils in side and take to school. Ace all your tests and have fun at recess!
Hope this makes sense, I tried to make it basic so even beginners could give this a try. I did not invent or think of this pencil bag. I just saw similar ones and wanted to inspire others to try it.

« Last Edit: August 19, 2009 07:43:09 PM by amarchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009 07:49:18 PM »

I always wondered how people did those! Thanks for the tutorial. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009 12:04:10 AM »

That's just what I was going to say. lol

I have always wondered how to do that.

How do you clean them out? Do you need to cut them?

I want to make one for my daughter and one to send my nephew. I think he would really like that.

« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009 10:35:30 AM »

^^What I usually did to clean them out was I slit the bottom so that you can clean it out and that way the juice pouch still looks nice Smiley
That's really neat! I love the juice pouch things you can make!I want to start making things like this again.
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009 05:00:03 PM »

Thanks for jumping on the cleaning question! Yep thats what I do too. I have my boys poke the hole in the bottom too, so that the straw hole is closed. We try to only use these when we leave the house, like going to the beach or park, so that doesn't always work, (you can't set them down.) Then I just slit the bottom and rinse them out with  water. Then I leave them to dry over night standing upright in the dish drainer. Water some times get caught in the corners so, I flip them over and leave them to dry overnight again. You really don't need to sterilize them with hot water, you are just getting the juice and sugar cleaned out  so that ants, bugs, etc. are attracted to it! Little girls and quirky ladies yes, bugs no.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009 03:46:32 PM »

So cute! Your tutorial is great, I'm definitely going to have to try making one of these. Step one.. drink lots of Capri Sun.  (:
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009 10:00:27 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! These are so popular with all of the middle school kids I teach right now. I've been wanting to try making one!
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009 11:22:07 AM »

That's awesome. I have one like that that my mum bought and it's falling apart-I haven't had it that long.  Angry Maybe I should make one like that the next time we have a lot of Capri Sun pouches.

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009 03:00:46 PM »

awesome!! i know what i'm making for christmas gifts. thanks!!!

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