I am a little obsessed with Caprisun bags.
Seriously. Are they not just the cutest things ever?
And lunch sacks?
I’ve streamlined my initial lunch sack. It now has a handle, less velcro, a flap closure, and is less bulky at the top.
They are pretty much a huge pain in the patootie to make so I’m not going to give a play by play right now. Maybe some day. Here’s my tutorial on how to make the little bags though.
I also have been making these oh-so-cute large caprisun totes. They are great for school or going to the pool.
The big tote is the Barbie to the Kelly.
They are much easier to make then the lunch sacks. Basically use the tutorial for the small bag, but add additional pouches to the width and height to make it bigger.
I’ve been planning on making a ton of bags for my etsy shop, but seriously, I have no time. Boo. Don’t bother clicking over to the shop; there’s literally NOTHING there.
I made this bag for my sister Rachael for school at least 8 months ago. As you can see, it has held up great (this picture was taken just a few days ago).
I get asked frequently how to prepare the pouches and clean them. They are pretty easy to clean.
First, start out with all your used pouches:
Now, to clean them properly you need to jab a pair of scissors into the bottom and cut straight across. Then just tuck the extra up inside the pouch.
I rinse them under the sink as I go, just because they are sticky. You probably don’t even have to pre-rinse them.
Now, make sure each pouch is open on the bottom and load up the dishwasher. For real. It’s that easy.
I use both the top and bottom rack and run a standard wash cycle on them. They come out perfect every time.
These bags are perfect for birthday gifts.
We give them to all of Kinsey’s friends when they have a birthday. Even Travis’s friends like the lunch sacks!
Caprisun bags are literally the hit of the school. Rachael begs me to make the large totes for all her 4th grade friends. She’s gotten so into these bags that she has collected literally HUNDREDS of pouches for me over the past several months.
Who knew trash would turn into something so fun and cool!
Are your kids obsessed with any crazy accessories made out of random stuff?
Bottle cap necklaces, paperclip bracelets, soda pop top jewelry?