Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Juice Pouch Coin Purse -- TUTORIAL

I've had a couple people ask me how I made my juice pouch coin purse from this post. This is SUPER easy, and takes only MINUTES -- even if you are nervous about sewing with zippers. Don't be scared!!




Supplies:

Empty Juice Pouch
(wash in soapy water, and squeeze water out on top of a towel with a rolling pin)
Zipper
(you'll want a little excess length -- I've used 7" and longer)

Monofilament Thread


Step One: Unzip your zipper and line up the edge about 1/8" from the edge of the zipper teeth. Don't butt it right against the teeth! Sew all the way across, near the edge of the juice pouch.



Step Two: (This is where you need that excess zipper length!) line up your zipper on the bottom edge of the juice pouch and sew the same way you did in step one, making sure the ends of the zipper match up so it will zip up correctly.


Step Three: Fold your juice pouch in half and tuck the ends of the zipper inside. (This is the end where the zipper tab sits when the zipper is CLOSED.)


Step Four: Sew all the way down the side.


Step Five: Zip it shut! Trim your zipper about 1/2" past the end of the juice pouch. Tuck the ends in the same way you did on the first side, and sew all the way down this side.


Ta-Da!! Super easy! And isn't it cute??


(I'm not obsessed!)

16 comments:

angelapea said...

Too Cute!!

Of course, I haven't seen a juice pouch in our house in YEARS. I may have to swipe a few from the lunchroom the next time I eat lunch with Preteen Son #2. That's sure to embarrass him!

Ashley said...

So cute!

Penelope Anne said...

these are really fab fly! I LOVE them! my boys would love them to take their money to the pool when we go! THANKS!

Bettina Groh said...

Hooray! I've been looking for something like this for my grand daughter! How great to send milk money to school in this! I'm also going to do it with the bigger bags that "Teddy Grahams" come in! Bettina Groh/ Lili's Granny

jacqueline said...

That is such a great recycle project. I bet my 5 yr old would love it.

Nicole said...

SUPER cute! My girls would love these I am going to make some, thanks for the idea!

CathieG said...

I love this idea....this is going on my list to make.

Brown Sugar Babies said...

This is excellent, especially since these are the types of items kids lose!

Stacy of KSW said...

Yahoo! I've been working on a new series where i will attempt to make as many items possible as i can from my everyday groceries. Thanks for helping me add one more item to my list!

Ann said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing!

saffiertje said...

a cuties!!! And so easy! Thanx for sharing

Denise said...

My 7 yr old grandaughter and I are making these for birthday party favors! The most expensive part is the zipper-

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Love the coin pouch! I'll have to make this.

erica said...

What an amazing, simple project! I (sadly) don't have juice boxes...wonder if it would work with fused plastic bags? I'll give it a try :)

Mama Washington said...

These are so easy to make and I had all the zippers I needed. Thanks for the tutorial! I just made 6 of them today.

Mimi said...

Unfortunately, the sun here in cbari Chello ausehen not that great but I'll try it anyway even from a great gifts for children. Recigling can look so great ^ ^ lg