As many of you had noticed, I love taking completely useless things you would normally throw out and transforming it into something useful!
I'm sure many of you enjoying eating sweets and snacks, right? Have you ever thought of what you could do with the bag once you've finished devouring the treat? How about a pouch to store miscellaneous items? It is also a great way to help the Earth by being environmentally friendly!
Here is a collection of Japanese plum candy bags I've collected over the months from a generous donor. Any candy bag or chip bag will do. I decided to use four bags: two bags for each side of the pouch. This will also depend on the thickness of the bag as well, but I would recommended to go no further than two bags for each side (it will be too hard to put things into the pouch due to the thickness).
This project does require a sewing machine because manual labor is going to put your hands into a world of fatigue! You can try using a glue gun or E6000 craft glue, but I'm not sure how well that will work. You will also need to purchase a zipper which can be found at any craft/fabric store.
I decided to use find a video tutorial on how to sew on the zipper as it it difficult to explain in writing. The tutorial I found on youtube does a great job of explaining how I sewed on the zipper.
Click here for video
After completing the pouch, I decided to use Japanese packaging tape to "decorate"/hide the rips on candy bags.
This is what the final product looks like! This would also be a great alternative to put these bags to use instead of throwing them away to sit in land fills.
I also provided a snapshot of the inside just for viewing purposes.
Thanks for reading and please tell me what you think! :)