Kool Aid jammer beach bag fun!

Someone at work mentioned she had attempted to sew juice pouches and kept breaking needles.  I happily offered to make her the bag she couldn’t make herself.  So I sat down to construct a bag and liked it so much I made myself one too!

It’s absolutely ginormous and can hold everything you need to head to the beach/park/swimming.  I’ve carried mine back and forth to work, swimming with the kids and yes, to the beach!  It’s great for things that are wet, like your water bottle that gets all condensation-y, or your wet swim stuff.  I used black nylon for the straps and I made them really big, I bought about a  metre/yard and just cut it in half to make 2 straps.

14 Responses to Kool Aid jammer beach bag fun!

  1. this is potentially the COOLEST thing I have ever seen… Yes! it is! You are so clever.

  2. So my question is, why did your friend keep breaking needles, and how did you solve that problem to enable you to sew with these? I’ve seen lots of kool-aid pouch in the stores around here, from pencil cases to bags, etc. But never attempted to make them because I was afraid 1) they would tear and not hold together, and 2) I would break a needle (or two or three).

  3. Well I didn’t have a problem. I did start by using a denim needle but as time went on I just stopped changing the needles. It all works fine for me. I’m using my $99 Walmart Singer machine, and now that I have a way fancier nicer machine the Singer only makes juice pouch totes. The only thing to look out for is water that might be hiding in the pouch, and sometimes it smells a bit fruity so I’m sure there’s residue but I just clean the machine out more often.

  4. Do you have the instructions for this BIG bag? I love it and would love to make a few for my kiddos.

  5. Just zigzag stitch empty juice pouches together for the size you want.
    You can also use stronger thread to make sure it’s reinforced. They’re pretty simple to make but a lot of prep work collecting and cleaning the pouches.

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  7. I made these bags with the Capri Sun and Kool Aid Jammers about 5 years ago. People LOVE them!!! The only change I made was I lined them with a thin piece of clear vinyl. It helps give them strength and made them so easy to clean. The time comes from the prep of cleaning the bags and waiting for them to dry. A very fun project for me.

  8. Oh the vinyl is a great idea! People are often sceptical about how durable these bags are, that would help them be even more so.
    They are labour intensive but yes, so fun and bright. People comment on mine all the time.

  9. Angie Battaglia

    Would love to have one, could i get the price please??

  10. How do you clean the jammer bags ?????

  11. I just slit the bottom open with an exacto knife and swish water around inside them.
    Then I stand then all up on a towel all over my kitchen counter and let them dry for a while.
    All the water/juice is never really out but I stitch them on a $100 Singer from Walmart so I’m not too worried about the machine.
    If you flatten them out after drying for a bit most of the water and juice comes out the bottom.

  12. I would love to purchase one from you if you would be able to make it with the clear vinyl lining..
    Please let me know.. I’m sure we could come to an agreement on price.

  13. CRYSTAL ANN FUSSELL

    I REALLY WANT TO MAKE MY LITTLE GIRL ONE OFF THESE I DO NOT HAVE A SAWING MAVCHINE DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS POISSIBLE TO BE SEWED BY HAND . IM REALLY GOOD AT SEWING BY HAND THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING YOUR BAG THAT YOU MADE IT IS REALLLY CUTE.

  14. Ack, I think by hand would be torture! Find a friend with a machine to let you do it there, or do it for you. It’d be insane to try by hand.

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