Friday, September 24, 2010

The New Capri Sun Bag

The Capri Sun (or Kool Aid) bags are so cute, but to be honest, the pouches are a pain in the *** to sew with! They are thick, slick, and don't ease at all like regular fabric does.

So I have been playing around for some time now, to develop a user friendly way to sew with these little guys, and I think I've got it! Here is the new version of my Capri Sun bag, using oil cloth as the top, handles and bottom. I like the oil cloth because it is easier to sew on, and I can make matching handles. It has the same bright and fun colors that the pouches come in, and it is waterproof and easy to wipe down with a damp cloth.

This size works great for a lunch bag or medium size purse. I am going to make some bigger ones with more pouches for a larger purse.


Julie Bagamary said...

Very cute and clever solution.

Regina Rose said...

They look like they might make good insulated bags for your refrigerator items when you go food shopping. I always bring my own bags. Good for the environment and they give a $.05 discount for every bag I bring.

Stacie @ said...

I REALLY love those bags Elizabeth! Awesome. ;-)