Help your little ones stay hydrated with a bright and bold fabric water bottle holder that they can carry on their own. A great option for field trips and summer activities! This post contains an affiliate link.
As the school year is coming to a close, our lives are busier than ever! Field trips, track meets, the school jog-a-thon, swim parties, and let’s not forget our road trip this summer from California to Virginia. Since a water bottle is always on the packing list for school field trips, I decided to make the kids a water bottle holder to carry over their shoulder. This will make keeping those little bodies hydrated a breeze! As an added bonus: I won’t end up having to carry all of their water this summer when we’re hiking in Southern Utah!
Color Block Fabric Water Bottle Holder Tutorial
This water bottle holder comes together in less than an hour and is just the right size to hold a 12 oz. bottle of water.
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COLOR BLOCK FABRIC WATER BOTTLE HOLDER TUTORIAL
- sewing machine
- ironing board
- Cotton fabric 1/3 yard each in 2 coordinating colors
- Fusible fleece interfacing 1/3 yard
- Coordinating thread
- Cut out the fabric and interfacing for your water bottle holder using the guide. Measurements are marked width-x-height.
- You'll need two pieces for the outer fabric. They will be sewn together to form the color block.
- You'll also need a lining piece and a piece of interfacing the same size.
- You'll need 3 circles. One from each fabric and also one from the fleece interfacing.
- You'll need 2 strap pieces that are 3" x the length suggested in the guide and a matching piece of interfacing
- This water bottle holder will fit any 12 oz. disposable water bottle.
- Sew the 3.25" band and 5.25" piece together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Press seam open.
- Fuse (iron) the 11" x 8" piece of interfacing to the back of the outer piece.
- Top stitch across the 3.25" band.
- Fold both the lining piece and outer piece over 1/2" on the top edge (folding toward the back).
- Fold your outer piece in half and stitch the side seam.
- Repeat for lining piece.
- Fuse circle of interfacing to the bottom of your outer circle fabric (turquoise, in this case).
- Line up and pin to the bottom of your outer piece.
- Repeat for lining piece.
- Turn outer piece right side out.
- Leave lining inside out.
- Place your lining section inside the outer section, lining up side seams.
- Set aside.
- Fuse (iron) interfacing to the back of one of the strap sections.
- With right sides together, and the interfacing on top, stitch side seams, leaving ends open.
- Turn right side out.
- Top stitch down the length of the strap several times for stability. I lined up my pressure foot to the edge and used that as a guide.
- Slide straps in-between outer and lining sections. Pin in place.
- Pin all the way around, lining outer and lining sections a that top.
- Top stitch all the way around the top.
- Slide a water bottle inside and you are all set!