Tutorial: Make Your Own DIY Capri Sun Apron

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Make Your Own Recycled Capri Sun Pouch ApronI created this upcycled apron using recycled Capri Sun pouches as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CapriSunMomFactor

This apron made from recycled Capri Sun drink pouches is fun for kids of all ages! It’s a fast and easy project that’s perfect for beginners.

Empty Capri Sun Pouches and Double Fold Bias Tape

What You’ll Need:

  • 19 empty Capri Sun drink pouches (washed and dried)
  • 3 yards (1 package) of extra wide double fold bias tape
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread

Note: My apron is sized to fit a child around ages 3-8, so please adjust your size accordingly!

Sewing Capri Sun Pouches Together I started by sewing together rows of four pouches, overlapping each pouch by 1/4″ and sewing a straight seam to join them.

How to Sew Capri Sun Pouch Fabric I overlapped the rows of pouches by 1/4″ and sewed them together into a sheet of “Capri Sun Fabric” that contained four rows of four pouches. Tip: Sewing pins will leave holes in the Capri Sun pouches, so I used painter’s tape to hold everything in place. Worked like a charm!

Use a Old Apron as a TemplateI used a child’s apron that we already own as a pattern for creating my Capri Sun apron. The white apron is too long for my 3-year-old, so the fact that my drink pouch sheet was a little shorter than the apron worked out perfectly!

Make a Capri Sun ApronCut out the apron shape (make sure to round the bottom corners so that they aren’t sharp!), and sew a 1/4″ seam along the outside edges.

Sewing a Capri Sun Apron

How to Sew Capri Sun Pouches TogetherI added a pocket to my apron by joining three pouches and sewing them to the front of the apron.

Making a Capri Sun ApronI decided to use the silver side of the pouch on the outside of the pocket for a little contrast, but I think it would be fun to use a different flavor/color of Capri Sun pouches, too.

Trimming a Capri Sun Apron

Adding Ties to a Capri Sun ApronI sewed a piece of double fold bias tape along the neckline, and then cut the remaining length of bias tape into two equal pieces to serve as the neck and waist ties. I measured 18″ down the strip of bias tape (for the neck ties) and then sewed it along the shoulder-to-waist curve of the apron. The remaining length will serve as the waist tie. Repeat on the other side.

Recycled Capri Sun Apron TutorialI’m not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, and I was really worried that my finished apron was going to look amateurish, but it turned out SO awesome! I’m seriously loving it! {This is one of those “If I can make this, YOU can, too!” moments!}

Apron made with recycled Capri Sun juice pouchesThe best part was that it came together so quickly and easily! I was expecting to have difficulty sewing the pouches since it was unfamiliar territory, but they sewed up like a hot knife through butter, and the entire project took me under an hour! Easy peasy!

Capri Sun ApronsThis apron is durable, washable, waterproof, and it’s even reversible if you prefer the silver side!Capri Sun Apron TutorialThis little guy thinks it’s “the best apron EVER” and wants to wear it around the clock!

Capri Sun Pouch Apron TutorialIf you’d like to get involved with Capri Sun, CLICK HERE to learn more!

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  1. That is so cool! I’ve seen people make other things from the pouches before, but the apron is a first! Awesome.

  2. I’ve seen capri sun purses before, but never an apron! SO cool! I like this better than the purse – and how fun for a kiddo!

  3. Too cool! Your son looks like he really loves his new apron. Great tutorial and it does look easy to do.

  4. This is just too cute! I’ve seen several sewn things made without fabric recently — really makes me rethink what I could be making!

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