Water Bottle Tote

This project shows you how to make a bottle bag tote using around 1/2 yard (1/2 meter) of fabric.

Water Bottle Tote

What you need

1/2 yard (1/2 metre) of Fabric
Sewing machine


You will need to cut out the following pieces.

3.75 inch (9.5 cm) wide circle for the base.

12x 10inch (30cm x 25cm) Rectangle piece for the bag.

2 straps 12 inch x 2.5 inch (30cm x 6cm)

Step 1:

Fold the bag section in half along the longest side to leave you with a folded bag 6 x 10 inch (15 x 25 cm). You need to sew along the 10 inch (25 cm) open side to make a tube.

Step 2:

Sew in the base, secure with pins first if you need to.

Step 3:

Hem the top of the bag around a 1 inch (2.5 cm) hem.

Step 4:

Fold your straps in half and sew them closed. Turn right side out.

Step 5:

Fix your straps in place with the seam at the back.

Note: To make a stronger bag use double the fabric.

These bags can be made from recycled fabric, recycled Jeans and even fabric sample books.

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  1. This is a really cute idea with some alterations it can be a very functional water bottle carrier.

  2. This was a great easy project that I made so my son could keep his metal drink bottle from getting his papers wet inside his backpack.

  3. i think this is a great project especially if your walking or something like that you could make a long handled strap for free hands. i would probably make one that is a little bit longer, do another round piece and put a zip on it so that if you bring it somewhere, like to the beach, your drink bottle wont get dirty. but excellant project especially for kids.

  4. Finally i dont have to carry my drink!

  5. looks fun

  6. Great project! This is so easy to make and it’s fun to see the finished water bottle holder. I’m a beginner and I’ve been looking for an easy pattern for a while, but this solved my problem and gave me something to do. Thanks!

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