I like upcycling, repurposing and crafting with my kids

Capri Sun Shopper – Juice pouch upcycle

Meet the latest addition to the Capri Sun Upcycle family…

Juice pouches repurposed into large bag

… the large shopper tote!

This beauty uses 27 recycled juice pouches in its construction and I designed it to carry the heavy shopping in the War on Plastic Bags!

Large tote made from recycled Capri Sun pouches

I made the straps from red webbing strap of a thicker, more durable variety than the smaller lunchbag totes and stitched two lengths together before attaching to the inside and outside of the bag for extra strength.  The “leather effect” finish on the ends of the straps are actually brown electrical tape, squirrelled from the Shabby garage 😉

Double strength handles - recycled juice pouch shopper

I’m really pleased with the result. This one is not going in my Etsy shop (at least for now!) as I am doing my first “proper” craft fair at the end of this month.  If you’re in the Camberley area, do pop along to Market Mall in High Cross Church on 28th March and say hello!

Back to making now – next up will be a smaller Capri Sun shoulder bag!  See you soon x


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17 thoughts on “Capri Sun Shopper – Juice pouch upcycle

  1. Very, very creative and a great way to cut down on plastic bags.


  2. I’m all for recycling where possible and this is a great use for something that would otherwise be thrown in the bin.


  3. Great fun:) The red webbing really complements it. If only I drank Capri Sun!!


  4. What a fantastic idea. I’m sure they would be great for frozen food (keeping them cold) as well as heavy items. Good luck with the craft fair.
    Ali xx


  5. A brilliant use for old drinks pouches and upcycling as well what could be better

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  6. The bag is fabulous, such a great way to recycle the cartons.

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  7. Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  8. Fantastic bag, I love it!
    Wow you not far from me, im in Woking, sadly as I work in retail I work every wkend so I never get to visit nor participate in any craft events which makes me sad! X good luck at the event x


  9. This is awesome! x


  10. handmade by amalia on said:

    Love it. A fun and creative bit of recycling.


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