Make this super cute back to school lunch sack using recycled drink packets.
15 clean, dry drink packets
Ruler (or measuring tape)
Stick on velcro fasteners
Step 1: Collect 15 Empty Drink Packets
Step 2: Pattern:
Step 3: Tape Seams.
You don’t need to tape each and every seam. Just here and there, enought to keep them from slipping and sliding while you are sewing.
Step 4: Front, Back and Sides
The 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.
Step 6: Sewing
We used a zigzap stitch with a bright colored thread. Sam did most of the sewing. In the above photo he is sewing up a back piece. Sam is only nine. If he can do it, so can YOU!
I think the orange thread Sam picked out looks great.
The second images shows him sewing the two bottom drink packets together.
Step 7: Sewing the Sides and Bottom Together.
Start by sewing the sides to the bottom piece. You’ll end up with a long narrow strip.
Next sew the back and front to the bottom. You should end up with the above. Sew up the 4 side seams, I sewed from top to bottom, carefully lining up the top edges taping with a tiny piece of tape and then sewing.
Step 8: You Might Be Finished?
Step 9: Add a Top Closure.
Then we added adhesive velcro fasteners.
I hope you like it! What kind of creations have you made from recycled items, or what’s on your list?