Disclosure: I crafted this DIY Beach Bag using Capri Sun pouches as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CapriSunMomFactor
Summer is here, and it seems that I have a little fish on my hands. We’ve been making the trek to the pool every day, and there is a LOT of stuff to haul around. So I got out my sewing machine and created this DIY Beach Bag.
My son loves Capri Sun pouches, so I decided to use some empty ones to decorate the beach bag. This was a fun craft, and he loves the big eyes on the fish! Plus, I used a laundry bag, so it can stand up to all the wet clothes and towels that we tend to throw around.
DIY Beach Bag with Capri Sun Fish Pocket
Note: Adult supervision is required for this activity.
Drawstring Laundry Bag
1/4 yard Colorful Fabric
2 Empty Capri Sun Pouches, cleaned
Cut the laundry bag along its side seam, so that you get a section that is 15 inches wide and 18 inches tall, when folded. Make sure to keep the seam along the bottom intact.
Sew a seam along the top of the bag.
Cut off the plastic stopper so that you can remove the drawstring from the scraps of the bag. Take the drawstring and cut it in half. Attach a piece of string to each side of the bag by sewing the ends into place. Set aside.
Now, we’ll make the pocket. Cut your colorful fabric so that it’s 8.5 inches wide and 7 inches tall. Fold the edges so that there is a 1/4 inch seam along each side. Iron it down if needed.
Sew a seam along the top of the pocket. Set aside.
Cut the Capri Sun pouches open, and cut three fish outlines from it.
Glue the fish onto the pocket, add eyes, and allow to dry fully.
Pin the pocket onto the outside of the bag. Sew along the sides and bottom to attach it to the front of the bag.
Turn the bag inside-out and sew along the side to create a seam.
Didn’t it turn out fun?
We took the bag — and a case of Capri Sun — to the pool this weekend and had a blast.
What are you waiting for? Throw all of your pool essentials inside and hit the water! The pocket is the perfect size to keep a Capri Sun stashed inside. It’s a fun way to hydrate!*
*Consume a variety of beverages every day.
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What are your pool essentials?