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 totesย and stitched two lengths together before attaching to the inside and outside of the bag for extra strength. ย The “leather effect” finish on the ends of the straps are actually brown electrical tape, squirrelled from the Shabby garage ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ย 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! ย 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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