Saturday, July 31, 2010

Starbuck's Coffee Drinkers Unite - This is not your Mama'a Cup of Joe!

I made a total of 32 wallets and mini totes for Earth Day from juice pouches. We gave them away to student's in school as prizes! When the art teacher saw them, she asked if I would be able to make her a bag from coffee pouches. I told her to give me some, and after Earth Day was over I would give it my best shot.

This is the bag that I came up with for her. I used 2 overlapping bags for the bottom, and 8 to make the sides, for a total of 10. The bags were open at the top, so I bound the top with the same material that I used for the straps - coffee colored none-the-less. I couldn't use the actual coffee bags for straps because they have a plastic vacuum seal on the front, in the middle and about halfway down the bag. You would never want to hit that with your needle. Plus, I think that the fabric makes for a sturdier strap.

The bag turned out cute, but I think I would make it bigger next time. Maybe 2 rows high and 4 across the front... Another friend gave me a beautiful Starbuck's bag in a gorgeous shade of amethyst. It is an anniversary edition. I would like to get my hands on as many of those as possible! Folger's and some other brands also have some decent looking bags in nice colors.
Let me know what you think!

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