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Original post at Mommyknows.com Make this super cute back to school lunch sack using recycled drink packets. You’ll need: Sewing machine Thread 15 clean, dry drink packets Tape ...
Slice open the bottom of each packet. Wash, rinse and dry each one out.
Your lunch tote will consist of 5 parts: 1 front and 1 back (each 2×2 packets each), 2 sides (2×1 packets each) and a bottom (2 overlapped packets)
If you are a competent sewer, you could just start sewing these parts. However, because I am a beginner, I decided to tape my pieces together first. You ...
The front and back are made using a 2×2 pattern like the piece above. The sides are 2×1 stacked vertically. The bottom is a little different.
bottom is a little different. measure the width of the bag (front or back piece). You’ll need to measure and then overlap two pieces to this length.
Once you have the 5 pieces taped and ready sew up the seams. We used a zigzap stitch with a bright colored thread. Sam did most of the ...
Once you have your 5 pieces made, you can start piecing them together. Start by sewing the sides to the bottom piece. You’ll end up with a long ...
If you want a ‘brown bag’ style sack, you could be finished now. Sam and I were making this sack for Lizzy and I wanted her to be ...
I cut the 15th packet in half, folded over the cut end and sewed it to the top of the sack. Then we added adhesive velcro fasteners.
Below is the finished product: I hope you like it! What kind of creations have you made from recycled items, or what’s on your list?
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