CRAFT: Back to School



Tyvek is a strong, tear and water resistant material used for FedEx mailers and housewrap. I took apart a brown paper lunch bag and sketched out the shape on a flattened Tyvek mailer, then used my sewing machine to attach the seams (glue would work, too). The resulting lunch bag won’t last forever, but maybe it will last until you get your next scrap piece of Tyvek.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Aaron

    Cool idea. I was in a Staples the other day and noticed they were selling packs of blank tyvek envelopes. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could feed them through a printer? Has anyone ever tried it (lazer printer, inkjet, screen-printing, sharpie)? You could make some pretty cool semi-reusable lunch bags!

  • 3wordTweets

    logo on outside :o)

  • kids crafts

    Really no one forget his school days