Hi everyone I make water bottle totes for swaps and gifts and wanted to share how i make these.
I sew them from curtain remnants which are rubber backed as this recycles the fabric and creates insulation. I find it keeps my cold water cool and works well. I didnt use iron on waterproof inside as i only use them for water and things dry quickly in tropical cairns, queensland, australia.
Here are some photos showing details on how my tote looks
ribbon tab for you keys or coin purse to clip on while you go walking the dog lol
squared off bottom
final close up
please feel free to make these totes for swaps gifts and you can sell them. just please dont sell my tutorial as this is my own work. Please refer people here to his tutorial thankyou.sewing tutorial:
1 cut 2 rectangles to fit your size bottle. I cut mine 10.5 inch wide by 11 inch long.
2. cut and sew strap 3 inch wide as long as you want, i iron a 1/4 inch seam and then press together and top sew in half. I end up with about an inch wide strap which i find doesnt cut my shoulder as much.
3. applique your tote with ribbon or design.
4.pin the strap at top edge between both rectangles with right sides facing inside.
Then sew the top seam.
5. With right sides together sew sides and bottom leaving a gap to turn through.
6 square off bottom corners and snip.
7. Turn bag through hole you left and press, top sew top edge.
optional you can add a pocket.
Enjoy your tote
(i will be editing my video to get a couple more photos for the steps and will add them here)
thanks for viewing and i hope you show and tell the totes you make.
( you can follow my link in my signature to yt to find my video if you need further help.)