how to close/ seal capri sun pouch straw hole ?

Hi there, I'm interested in creating some of the projects reusing capri sun pouches but would like to know if there is a need to close/ seal the straw hole on the pouch. I was wondering if water or dust will go in it once the pouches are sewn together.  Thanking you for the response, Mina.

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canucksgirl5 years ago
If I were to use them for a project I'd want to cut a slit in the pouch (somewhere that it won't hurt the project) and then rinse the pouch with water (and maybe a little bleach). I'd be more worried about mould growth after awhile if there is any left over juice. After that, I would make sure they were dry and then I would use some glue (suitable for the material) or a good quality clear packing tape and seal off all the openings.
I agree with canucksgirl on the washing out part. If you are sewing the pouches together to make your project you will be puncturing them again anyway, so I wouldn't worry too much about the straw hole. You could put a dab of suitable glue inside the pouch behind the straw hole after you have washed them out if you want to be sure that the straw hole wont cause a problem.

lascalecasmunoz (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Thanks for the cleaning tips.
No problem Mina. If you need more help, leave your question open. Otherwise you can click on one of the blue buttons and it will mark your question as "answered" on the main page. ;)
Burf5 years ago
Put a vinyl sticker over the holes. You can get them at most craft stores or make your own.
lascalecasmunoz (author)  Burf5 years ago
Appreciate it. I'll look into that.