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In case you missed this last year here is a simple pencil bag tutorial from the Skip to my Lou Archives. If you don’t drink juice try this lined zippered pouch to send your kids back to school with something special. Don’t forget to add a message (maybe an inspirational quote, words of encouragement or a secret love note) to the inside lining of your fabric pouch!
I made this juice bag pencil pouch for my son’s first day of school. He really wanted the Kool-Aid Sport juice bags (because they look Cool) but the store was out and this is what we had.
You need 4 juice bags and an 8 inch zipper for this little pencil case. If you need a larger pencil bag try 3 bags lined up vertically.
Cut a slit in the bottom of each empty juice bag and rinse. Allow bags to dry.
Lay two bags end to end, one on top of the other. They should measure 9 1/2 inches in total length. Stitch through the bags at the bottom of the top bag. I found a heavy duty needle (like for denim) helpful. I was also using a heavy duty thread. Repeat for other size.
Stitch one side of the zipper to the top of the bags —right sides together.
Notice carefully where to stop stitching. Do not stitch to edge.
Stitch the other side of bag to the zipper, again right sides together.
Lay zipper and bags flat and top stitch down each side of zipper.
Bring bags together wrong sides together. Fold zipper ends down on each side.
Starting at top side stitch down the side, across the bottom and up the other side.
I trimmed off just a little on each side to make it even.
There you go, a recycled pencil bag!
josianne morel says
hi i josianne morel from seychelles i love it it was very nice I am going to try and make one for me…..
How cool is that! 🙂 T hank you so much for the tutorial!!
Best directions I have found! Thank you!
Love Love Love this!!! I am going to try to make this!! 🙂 Thanks!!
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Oh my gosh I just made one of these for EACH of my grandchildren for Back to School! They LOVE them! Added the zippers in their favorite colors! You can also do the same sort of thing with the candy pouches for Reeses Pieces, Almond Joy and York Peppermint patty pieces! Thanks for your wonderful idea!