Juice Pouch Craft Ideas

December 28, 2009

Using washed juice pouches, sew them all together and make a tote bag. The large ones are great for grocery shopping. Small ones are great for carrying as a purse.

Approximate Time: three to four hours for me tall tote




  1. Cut top of pouches, wash in soapy water and rinse. Turn upside down on towel to drain and dry.

  2. Sew pouches together: for large totes: four across and three down. Make two sides, and then two smaller strips for the sides.

  3. Sew together all sides and add bias tape around top.

  4. Sew two straps for handles.

Juice Pouch Totes

By Sue from Sarnia, Ontario

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
March 4, 2011

Recycling juice pouches into fashion accessories is a fun eco-stylish trend. All recycling projects require the same first step - cleaning. The great colors of the pouches make for endless design options.

Capri Sun Pouches

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September 6, 2005

Making crafts out of Capri Sun or KoolAid Jammer pouches can be a lot of fun. You can make cool and durable gifts. Below are instructions for making a checkbook cover that I made.

juice pouch checkbook

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September 10, 2008

When making juice pouch wallets, you could also secure them by sewing on velcro as a closure. This would prevent your cards from randomly falling out of the wallet.

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February 28, 2007

I am looking for more ideas and plans on making items with Capri Sun and KoolAid Pouches. Purses, bags, and etc.

Thanks so much,
Robin from Bison, SD



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March 2, 20070 found this helpful

I am not sure which ones you already have, but here are some ideas, cut the pouches so they are flat, with hole punch punch holes in them, then crochette together to form hats. Brim you would have to cut into shape for of course. You can also make visers, and purses.

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September 4, 2011

I need a pattern for a Capri Sun backpack.

By Lynn P.


September 5, 20110 found this helpful

Here are a bunch of different patterns and ideas;sa=showtopics...

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July 15, 2009

I am looking for instructions for how to make Capri Sun pencil pouches.

By suzanne


July 17, 20090 found this helpful

Here is a link to (if I remember right) 30 patterns using foil juice packs like Capri Sun, but there is a price. With PayPal you can get them right away.


I will keep searching and if I find just a pencil pouch I will get back with for that.

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December 20, 2004

I would love any directions for juice pouch crafts (purses, wallets, belts, etc.) I am a mom who is finishing a college degree, and I see them all over campus.They look so fun to make, and I have a teenage daughter who wants them, too. Thank you!

Marie from Idaho Falls, Idaho

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February 12, 2013

This is a page about making a recycled juice pouch lunch bag. Save your empty juice pouches and make this fun, recycled craft with your children.

Juice Pouch Lunch Bag

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February 20, 2020

At varying times juice pouches have been a popular supply to use in making recycled crafts. Learn how to make a juice pouch tri-fold wallet with this tutorial.

A wallet made from Capri Sun pouches.

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February 13, 2013

This page is about making a juice pouch purse. A fun way to recycle is to make a cute purse with containers that usually end up in the garbage.

Juice Pouch Purse

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July 15, 2009

I have found several cool projects for juice pouches where you cut from the bottom. Unfortunately, I've been cutting the tops off and rinsing the pouches for storage.

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February 10, 2009

I love to sew and really like working with Capri Sun or Kool-Aid pouches. I am mostly house bound so I have lots of time on my hands. I have made purses, wallets, coin purses and check book covers.


Can anyone give me ideas on what else I can make and instructions. I would be very grateful.

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December 28, 2009

Does anyone know how to make the juice pouch bags and lunch boxes? We are trying to go green and save money. Thanks.

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April 24, 2009

I recycle juice pouches to make useful crafts. These tote bags are great when shopping or traveling.

Juice Pouch Totes

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August 2, 2007

I would like to make a juice pouch (bag) wallet for my husband and a belt and checkbook cover for me. Can anyone tell me how or pictures of how?

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