Supplies for Bag:
42 Juice packages (washed & dried)
Clear regular tape
" Luggage strap" for handle or something suitable - heavy / strong ribbon
Clothespins (for extra hands) /or clips
6 Juice packages (washed & dried)
Markers - black, orange, yellow & green
2 sets - of 10 count battery mini lights
3-4 Binder style paper clips
Large nail or ice pick
Step 1: Preparing Juice Bags
After someone has enjoyed the juice make a "slit" across the bottom of the bag.
Wash, Rinse and Dry and Flatten each bag.
Note: I allowed the bags to drip dry /air dry... then using a paper towel I made sure that the inside of each one was completely dry. (otherwise you might end up with a "moldy" project)
Step 2: Organizing the Bags
12 bags each on front and back
6 bags on each small side
6 bags for the bottom
6 bags for Pumpkin Panel.
Step 3: Taping &Getting Ready to Sew
Do not tape together too many at a time because they may come loose when handling 2 -3 is a good number.
Step 4: Start Sewing
Start sewing the over lapped edges of the first two packages (you should have overlapped them when you taped them.) Make sure that you are overlapping and sewing in the same direction so you rows will be in completely even rows.
Step 5: Sewing the Sides Together
Sew two panels one front (or back) and one of the sides on outer edges so that a corner is formed.
Note: If you sew panels together as you did the individual panels you will not have " crisp sharp corners"
Step 6: Bottoms Up
Note: when I aligned the bottom I put the middle set upside down only for cosmetic reasons, the pictures would have been slightly covered.
Step 7: Handles
Step 8: Pumpkin-faced Panel
Use a pumpkin pattern or free-hand draw the pumpkin on to the silver side of panel. Use permanent makers color the pumpkin because it allows the "shininess" come through.
After coloring mark dots for lights depending on how many lights you have. (These lights were purchased at a reduced price after Christmas.) Use a large nail or ice pick to punch holes for the lights.
A Tight Fit is what is needed for security, use tape to hold in place on back if not a tight fit.
Clip the light-up panel to the top of one side of the bag, clipping in place will allow for other uses of bag after Halloween. (sew on if you'd like)
Step 9: Finally...
TRICK OR TREAT
and ready to go shopping or use for a carryall tote afterward.
Be Safe and Have fun!!!!