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GIVE EXTRA, GET EXTRA with a DIY No-Sew Gum Pouch

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Our family is always on the go and as avid gum chewers, a supply of gum is a must have. Gum makes me think of one of my favorite childhood movies, Willy Wonka. Violet, one of the popular characters in the film, says this about chewing gum: Well I'm a gum-chewer, normally, but when I heard about these ticket things of Wonka's I laid off the gum and switched to candy bars instead. Now, of course, I'm right back on gum. I chew it all day except at meal times when I stick it behind my ear. Violet goes on to take a piece of gum that is made to taste like tomato soup, roast beef and blueberry pie with unexpected consequences. While I don't want a piece of gum that tastes like a three-course meal, I do want a minty variety on hand for me to chew when I'm running from work, activities and errands. 

Wrigley's Extra® now comes in a new 35-stick pack! With better packaging that is durable and recycled, it will hold up to all of the tossing around it might endure in your purse, bag or desk. With more than two packs of gum now in one package, It's the perfect size to give you more to share and Give Extra, Get Extra!

I found my minty favorites, the Extra® Gum Spearmint and Extra® Gum Polar Ice® in the gum and mint aisle when I was at my local Walgreens. The more gum, the better, and you won't run out with these neExtra® 35-stick packs that have more gum for sharing with friends and family!


I'm constantly asked, "where's the gum" or "do we have gum", and then I'm digging through my bag, the pantry or car trying to find it. I thought, what better way to have your gum in tow and easy to get to than a pouch that clips right to your bag!

You can make this cute, little gum pouch without a sewing machine! Here's what you'll need:

~ Supplies ~

8" x 11" piece of your favorite fabric
4 inch zipper
2 - 3 medium size jump rings
Small lobster claw clasp hook
Liquid Stitch

~ Instructions ~

Make a 1/2 inch fold along all four edges of your fabric.
 Use a ruler or side of a pencil to smooth down so that it stays in place.

Place your zipper in the middle of your fabric and and line each side of the zipper with Liquid Stitch.

Fold the fabric up towards the center and press the ends into the Liquid Stitch on the zipper. Press down and smooth out. Let dry for 30 - 45 minutes.

Once dry, turn your fabric inside out. Unzip the zipper. Use Liquid Stitch to close the sides of the pouch. I applied about 1/2 inch of Liquid Stitch to each side. 
Press down and smooth out. Let dry for 30 - 45 minutes.

Once dry, turn your bag right side out. Attach a jump ring (as many as your preference) and the claw hook. That's it! You're done!

Insert your gum and clip to your bag!

Don't forget to look for the Extra® 35-stick pack in the checkout aisle on your next trip to Walgreens.

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