I was struck with what I like to call "bloggy-inspiration" on Wednesday. Maybe I could coin a new phrase for this phenomenon............"blogspiration." Anyway, I was reading Skip to My Lou's blog and found a super little tutorial to make Capri Sun pencil bags. Since I love to make things with Capri Sun juice pouches (see this post, this post, and this post), I knew right away I wanted to try these. We are leaving today on a little trip, and I thought it would be great to make one for each boy so they would have a place to hold their crayons on the trip. (See this post for some of the things I did to make our last road trip go smoothly.)
I stitched these two pouches up on Wednesday night. They went together pretty well. However, I tried using my zipper foot for the zipper, but switched back to my regular presser foot and it worked MUCH BETTER!
Here are the two little bags. I showed them to the boys when they woke up on Thursday morning. I told them they were for taking on our trip. My oldest son said, "Oh, do you remember on our last trip how the crayons were falling all over the floor? Well, now they will stay in these little pouches." My thoughts exactly!! My little boy liked opening and closing the zipper. In fact, I had to remove a nutcracker from his before taking this photo!
Here you can see the inside of one of the pouches. I also turned the yellow one over so you could see that I used red pouches on the other side.
Next time I want to use a longer zipper so I don't have to overlap the ends as much and more of the logos will show. I really love this project because it really supports "green" living, something we should all be thinking about and incorporating more into our daily lives.
We are leaving this morning for a short trip, so there won't be a post tomorrow. I should be back on the blog Sunday night. Have a great weekend!