Hey girls! Today I’m sharing a DIY water bottle cover tutorial which makes a perfect back to school sewing project.
I’m sure kids have a lot of trouble carrying around their bottles, because being an adult I face that problem too. So, let’s make everyone’s life easier with an easy one hour sewing. I think this DIY water bottle holder makes a very practical gift for anyone, easy to carry around on short walks and to carry separately when your hands are loaded with books and supplies or while cycling or stuff. The use is endless. Don’t you think so?
Let’s make this super easy diy water bottle cover, a quick gift for teachers or students.
Pin this cute water bottle cover to your sewing board right now!
By the way, guess what! I had such an amazing weekend! There was a grand opening of Australia’s biggest craft store here in Malaysia, and it was EPIC! Oh, I had so much fun shopping for fabrics. I found my fabric paradise. All the fabrics I had ever wanted were there. I will be sharing more about the whole thing in the next post. For now, let’s have a look at how to sew a bottle cover. 🙂
How to make DIY Water Bottle Cover – Easy Sewing Projects
Supplies needed for water bottle carrier:
- 1/4 yard exterior fabric
- 1/2 yard lining fabric
- Medium weight fusible interfacing
- White Fabric paint
- Paint Brush
Make the tag:
1) Cut out two small circles. I used my bottle to trace them.
2) Cut out a rectangle 2″ by 8″.
3) Take the front piece of your tag and trace out your letter on it. I used MS Word to type the letter in font size 250. Then I traced it onto the fabric.
4) Using Folkart Metallic Pearl White, I painted the letter. Then made little dashes. Allow the paint to dry for two hours.
5) Make the tag straps. Eww! My hands are looking SO GROSS! Ignore, ignore.
Fold the rectangle into half, press, open and fold the edges again and press.
You’ll get something like this.
6) Fuse the interfacing and the fabrics. Put the front and back pieces together (right sides facing each other). Sandwich the strap in between as shown. Sew all around leaving a small hole for turning it out.
7) Turn the right side out, press and top stitch. And you’re done.
Please proceed to the next page for the rest of the article.
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Pinned for later. Feel free to drop by and share your DIY at my weekly party if you like. Great tutorial. Theresa
Thank you Theresa! xo
Kristina & Millie says
love it – icky hands and all! Just teasing, your hands look fab!! Love the tute!
Lolly Jane says
Fab tutorial! Water bottles are a must here in AZ so a cover is brilliant (: We’d love for you to share at our link party over the weekend! XO
Thanks for the invite. I’ve added your party to my list. ^^
Wow really amazing! Even with the tutorial, I don’t think I’ll manage to make it..really lovely.
Natasha in Oz says
Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board!
Natasha in Oz
Thanks so much for the pin Natasha! You rock girl!
Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor says
Super cute idea and tutorial!! Thank you for sharing it with us!! I’m pinning it to the party board. 🙂
Thanks so much for the pin! 😀 Hope you’re having a great day.
This is such a useful item! The tutorial was great, and I don’t see a thing wrong with your hands. They look beautiful to me. I like your fancy nails, too.
Haha thanks! As they say beauty lies in the sight of beholder. 🙂
Debbie Rogowski says
Your hands are fine, actually I didn’t notice them until you mentioned them lol.
1 question: you say to add 2″ to the circle, how would you do that? the radii or the circumference? I’m thinking the radious but that would require math. Maybe I can just fudge it. 🙂
Really? I thought my hands were the first thing anyone would notice. Haha thanks, your comment made me feel better.
Okay, talking about your question, you wanna add 2 inch to all the measurements. When you’re cutting the rectangles, you add 2 inch to it. The width of the rectangle is dependent on the circumference.
And when you’re cutting out the circles, you also add 2 inch to the diameter. I hope I’m making sense here.
Let me know if you have anymore questions. 🙂
Tina Giaramita says
Thank you for the great tutorial!
Very easy to read and understand – I’ve already pinned this and can’t wait to make a few of these for gifts.
P.S. Your hands look lovely – mine should look that good, lol!
This would be so good for soccer practices! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that links to your tutorial:
Yeay! Thanks so much Anne. XD
Hi, I love this and am making it at the moment however you say near the end “remember the hole in the lining” what hole?? You never mentioned a hole. I am confused!!!
Please help I need to finish this for the morning I promised my 5yr old…
I was unable to locate any pages after page 2. I clicked on the arrow right above the comment section, but no further tutorial existed. I would really like to finish the water bottle.
Hi Nora! Just fixed the problem. You can check it now.
What seam allowances did you use when sewing? I LOVE this, pinned it and am in the middle of making gifts for teacher-friends!