To start, I made sure the pouches were washed and dried thoroughly. I found the easiest way was to cut a slit in the bottom to get everything clean.
I machine sewed two pouches together straight down the centre, and repeated to give two sides of the pencil case. The only problem with the plastic/foil material is that any holes aren't self healing, so I'd recommend not using pins as they will create marks. I found that a bit of sellotape helped keep things in place and can always peeled off afterwards.
This was a fun project and great way to use up old juice pouches! My brother seemed to really like it as well!
We are linking up to these parties!
27th January 2014: Update - this post was featured here at Love 2 Upcycle
31st January 2014: Update - this post was featured here by The TipToe Fairy
A great idea. I bet kids would love a pencil case like this.ReplyDelete
(joining in the sew darn crafty link up today)
Thanks Kate! Fun for kids & big kids too ;) xDelete
I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party!! Thanks so much for linking up!ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb! xDelete
Oh, wow! What a great idea! :-DReplyDelete
Thanks Cassandra! xDelete
Love this idea! You're being featured at the Foodies & Crafties Soiree today at 4 pm EST. This link will go live at that time -- http://thetiptoefairy.com/blog/2014/01/foodies-crafties-soiree-blog-hop-link-party-11.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the feature Stephanie! xDelete