As promised, I am posting photos of the two Capri Sun purses I've done so far today. I still have to make one more of the larger size as well as a really big beach bag. If you are interested in trying these for yourself, this link is a good one to help you get started. There are lots of step-by-step photos with detailed directions. This is the tutorial I used when I first started making these. I am learning as I go and figuring out a better way to do it each time. Be sure to use a heavy-duty needle on your sewing machine. Even so, I broke one today on the smaller bag. Enjoy the photos!! If you have any questions, let me know. I didn't know how much detailed information people would want, but I have worked out several issues when making these using trial and error.
These bags are going to be gifts for some little girls. The fringe on the top adds a fun touch. I have also previously made a swim bag for my oldest son, a swim bag for another friend to give her daughter for Christmas, a larger beach bag for a benefit auction, and 3 little purses for one of my friends to give her daughter and nieces as gifts. Everyone who sees these bags comments on them. Children at my son's swim lessons are always intrigued by them too. They are amazed that you can make a bag out of drink pouches. It is a good lesson in recycling.
Next up on the sewing project list (after I finish the other bags for my friend, which I hope to do tonight), is some sewing for the Montessori classroom. Yesterday I brought home a painting smock from the classroom which I am going to use as a pattern to make aprons for some various practical life work. The boys and I went to Hancock Fabrics last night and I bought quite a bit. Here is my first giveaway challenge............post a comment guessing how much I spent on fabric yesterday. I will keep the guessing open until Saturday at 12:00 midnight. The person who is closest will win.......a mini Capri Sun bag made just for you by moi!!