I love making things out of empty Capri Sun drink containers. The packaging is shiny, colorful, and almost indestructable. Unfortunately, the indestructability also prevents regular recyclers from re-using them. So, what to do with the containers? Make some great wallets! I've made dozens of these in various designs and given them away. Here's one of my favorite designs, suitable for guys or gals, big or small.

Notes:  (1) Backstitch 2 or 3 stitches at the beginning and end of the seams to secure them; and (2) sorry for the glare in the photos - those juice bags are so shiny, my phone camera is not high-quality, this is my first Instructable, blah, blah.....enjoy.

Step 1: Materials

Materials needed for one wallet:

1. 3 or 4 clean Capri-Sun containers; a few extras are good for mistakes
2. Sewing machine
3. Scissors
4. Ruler & pen
6. 1 or 2 sheets of cardstock for templates
5. Stick-on velcro tape (optional)

Here is the description of the pouch material from the Capri Sun manufacturer: <br> <br>&quot;CAPRI SUN pouches are polyester-reverse side printed to aluminum then laminated to polyethylene (a plastic polymer). Unfortunately, this packaging is not recyclable. &quot; <br>
<p>Capri Sun pouches can now (3 years later) be recycled. The back of current boxes talks about their program through terracycle.net. You can even get money if your school collects lots of pouches. (I think it's about $20 per 430 empty pouches.)</p><p>http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/drink-pouch-brigade-r.html</p>
I wonder if the foil in the pouch makes them RFID proof?
I wondered the same thing. Somebody make one and test it out! These look spectacular.
why would you want to risk a credit card?!?!<br>
There is no risk.<br><br>The comment was merely referring it as a possible EM shield.<br>I also would like to know this will stop EMF getting though.
<p>I did some testing with empty pouches and my RFID entry badge at work. Each layer of foil reduces the reader's range so it will offer some protection but it's not complete. In air, my badge can be read from about 8 inches away. At six layers (3 flattened pouches) I had to get the badge to within 1/2 inch to be read.</p>
Thank you! The description of the pouch material from Capri Sun is below-- but, sorry, I do not know the RFID answer, though.
The description of the pouch material from Capri Sun is below-- but, sorry, I do not know the RFID answer
Do you need to use a special needle or special thread? I'm a beginner quilter and I just don't want to break my needles or not have the thread be strong enough!
Hi--Standard needles and thread are fine, i use the smallest needle I have, usually a 9 or 11. Have fun!
This looks like fun and my kids can help. Could be a great fund raiser for youth groups too!
Thanks, and good luck. My friends who eat chips also like the potato chip wallet I posted.
Love this post. Just made my first and can't wait to make more!!!
It would be very helpful if you could make a video!!
That's a good idea. I need to get my pal Shift! who is an Instructabrarian to help me. Meanwhile, if there's anything confusing in my instructions as posted, let me know and I will be glad to help you.
this was really cool looking.. but i dont have the skills to make one lol.. would u b able to sell me one??
Send me your address by &quot;private message.&quot;. There is a link on the left side of the screen under my info and photo
Mine really is indestructable! I've used it everyday now for more than three months and it's still as nice as in the beginning. I'm plannign to make another one...
I love hearing that--- thanks for the post!
I thought this Instructable was a little difficult, but definitely cool! There's nothing I like more than sitting back and sippin' on a Capri. And now I get to show off my wallet to everyone!<br><br>
Your wallet looks fantastic!! I'm so pleased you posted the pictures. Thanks! Your next one will be a breeze. Maybe you'd like to try my Potato Chip Wallet to go with your Capri Sun wallet? https://www.instructables.com/id/Potato-Chip-Bag-Wallet/
would you be willing to sell me one or two of these wallets i really want one and it would be a great gift to give to my dad but unfortunately i cant make this because i dont have a sewing machine and i lack the required skill
Pls click on &quot;send private message&quot; under author &quot;gwebisu&quot; name. Thanks<br>
Very good first Instructables! Love that you included your design plans!
Thank you!
Great project. I never realized how easy it was to sew these things together.
Yep, not hard to sew at all (except for the glare). Thanks!
Hear hear!
I love this and cannot wait to make one! If it's not RFID proof, I know just the thing. . .
Wow, very nice!
Thank you!
Awesome! I have to make one...
Instead of sewing, you could use a seam sealer from a foodsaver machine. The vac bag hot strip. I use it to seal chip bags and cheese and lots of other things.
I tried it with a sealer and it did not work. BUT I will be posting another Instructable soon that actually can use a sealer
The caprisun pouches are thin aluminum. The seam sealers generally only work on plastic bags. If you put one in a foodsaver, you might just melt the ink.
They'd still be plastic coated, and I assume they're heat sealed when filled at the factory.

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