How to Make an Embroidered Water Bottle Carriercomments (1) October 18th, 2008
I alway make it a point to participate in at least one race, walk, or run for the cure every year. As the weather gets cooler, holding a cold bottle of water can make your hands cool, too. Let me show you how to make a customized mini tote that fits your water bottle like a glove and has a handle or strap to carry it with. Some of you might want a short handle so you can carry it like a mini tote, while others might want a strap that you can wear across your shoulder—you decide! I was feeling very crafty working on this project; I found a Breast Cancer Awareness resuable grocery bag that is perfect for this project and a cool embroidered ribbon design that's free from Artistic Thread Works. I chose it because it's not a standard pink embroidered ribbon—the different colored stripes represent different breast cancer organizations.
Here's what you'll need:
- A reusable grocery bag (I found a pink one at Stop & Shop)
- Your water bottle (to determine the measurements for your water bottle tote)
- Embroidered Ribbon Design (you can use your own or download the one I used from Artistic Thread Works)
- Cut-away stabilizer
- 505 temporary adhesive spray
- Embroidery threads according to your design
- Thread to match your bag fabric
Let's get started by measuring the widest point on the water bottle. My water bottle measures almost 9-1/4 inches around. Add approximately 3/4 inch for seam allowance and a little extra room for ease. (My final widthwise measurement is 10 inches.)
Measure the length of the bottle. My bottle measures 7-1/2 inches. Add 1/2 inch to that measurement. (My final measurement is 8 inches.)
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery