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Recycling ideas: capri sun bag tutorial

Bags, Green crafts, Recycle, Sewing  |  September 20th 2011  |  0 Comment
Wanna make one of these bad boys???
  •  2 boxes of capri suns
  • sewing machine and thread
  • scissors
Start off by taking your capri suns and cut them on the bottom. Then put them in the dish washer and let them get really clean. Otherwise they will be extremely sticky…
 Set them out to air off.

To start take two capri suns and line them up side by side…overlapping about 1/4 inch. Set your machine to the zig zag stitch and sew straight down. MAKE SURE TO BACK STITCH!

Sew them that same way tell you have three across. Make three columns. Like in picture

Take columns and sew them together. This will make one side of the purse. Repeat and make one more side identical.

Next you will want to make the bottom of the bag. This doesn’t really have measurements….what you do is take your front and back pieces and make a bottom piece the same size. I used two full pouches and cut the middle one to size.

Even if the sides are a little longer…. I like that better because you will be able to cut the remainder off after you sew sides together.

Sew one side together. With the zig zag stitch still.

Then connect the other side. Now you should have something that looks like this.  Once this is completed then I take my scissors and trim off the longer edges of the bottom.

Here is the standing up view of the bottom sewed to the front and back.

Now you are going to make the sides of the purse. You will sew three capri suns together with the stitch on the top. Like in picture. You will make two sets of these….One for both sides of your bag.

Connect one side to the bottom of the bag. Then the other.

Now you will have the bag all assembled….We need to add some straps. You can make these as long or short as you like. What you do is the same as the sides. Take your capri suns and sew them with a stitch on the top..

Then you will take the five capri suns sewed together and fold them in half. Once folded in half make a stitch all the way down the side.

Once the straps are sewn together you will want to attach them to the bag. I placed the straps on the inside of the bag and did a zig zag stitch straight across the strap.

I love it!!