Help your little ones stay hydrated with a bright and bold color block 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 and has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.
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!
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.
I found a 35 pack of water bottles at Walmart and purchased two for our spring and summer activities.
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Color Block Fabric Water Bottle Holder Tutorial
Time: 30-45 minutes
Skill Level: some sewing experience
Seam allowance 3/8″ unless noted otherwise.
- Cotton fabric 1/3 yard each in 2 coordinating colors
- Fusible fleece interfacing 1/3 yard
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing Machine
Cut out the fabric and interfacing for your water bottle holder using the above 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.
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.
Repeat for lining piece.
Line up and pin to the bottom of your outer piece.
Repeat for lining piece.
Leave lining inside out.
With right sides together, and the interfacing on top, stitch side seams, leaving ends open.
Turn right side out.
Pin all the way around, lining outer and lining sections a that top.
Top stitch all the way around the top.