How to Make a Bottle Carrier

How to Make a Bottle CarrierA bottle carrier can allow you to keep both hands free while carrying a bottle of water during camping trips or while hiking in the great outdoors. Homemade bottle carriers are simple to make and as long as you can sew a straight seam, you can easily accomplish this task. A benefit of making your own bottle carrier or bottle cozy is that you can choose fabrics to suit your own personal style.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Insulated batting
  • Pins
  • Fabric ribbon
Step 1
Cut two 10 3/4-inch-by-8-inch pieces of fabric. One piece will form the exterior of the bottle carrier and the other will form the interior, so choose the prints with this in mind.
Step 2
Sew the two pieces of fabric, right sides of the fabric together, along one of the 10 3/4-inch sides using a 3/8-inch seam allowance. Press the seam open with a hot iron.
Step 3
Pin a 9-inch-by-7-inch piece of insulated batting, such as Insul-Brite, onto the center of the wrong side of the exterior fabric. Fold the lining fabric so that the insulated batting is sandwiched between the two layers of fabric with the right sides of the fabric facing out.
Step 4
Stitch another seam about 1/2 inch away from the first seam so that the insulated batting is sewn into place. Remove all of the pins at this time, but keep the fabric pieces sandwiched together with the right sides facing out.
Step 5
Quilt the layers in any way you like. If you are not familiar with quilting, simply stitch straight lines across the fabric layers approximately one inch apart.
Step 6
Fold the fabric in half so that the 8-inch sides meet with the interior fabric facing out. Sew a line of stitching along this edge using a 3/8-inch seam allowance.
Step 7
Cut two fabric circles with a 3 3/4-inch diameter. Cut a circle of insulated batting with a 3-inch diameter. Sandwich the insulated batting between the two fabric circles with the right sides of the fabric facing out.
Step 8
Sew around the edge of the fabric circle to hold the batting in place. This will form the bottom of the bottle carrier.
Step 9
Pin the finished bottom piece to one end of the fabric tube you created earlier. The interior fabric of the tube should be facing out at this point. You may need to make small cuts about 1/4 inch into the tube to make the circle fit into place during pinning.
Step 10
Stitch the bottom onto the bottle carrier using a 3/8-inch seam allowance. Turn the carrier right side out.
Step 11
Cut a 50-inch length of fabric ribbon and stitch the ends of the ribbon to the inside of the bottle carrier about one inch from the opening of the carrier.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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