Old Sweater To A Bottle Cozy

Old Sweater To A Bottle Cozy

This sewing pattern shows you how to recycle an old sweater into a adorable water bottle cozy.

What you need

Old Sweater, Felt, Sewing Machine, Embroidery Thread, Needle


Cut a 7″ piece from one of the sleeves on your sweater. This will fir most plastic water bottles, however depending on the size of your bottle, you might have to adjust that measurement.This is going to be the cozy for your water bottle, so be sure to have a sweater with large enough arms. (A child’s sweater might not work.)

Measuring Water Bottle

Trace the bottom of your water bottle onto felt, Giving it a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Trace bottom of bottle

Flip your sleeve inside out, and pin the felt circle onto the bottom of your sleeve. (on the side that you cut it away from your sweater.) Pin the circle so that the round sleeve goes around the entire circle.

Cut bottom felt

Sew them together, going around the circle. You can do this by hand or on the sewing machine.

Pin and sew

Flip right side out.



Cut out a cute shape for an embellishment, I chose a heart.

Heart Embellishment

Using a needle and embroidery thread, sew your felt shape to the front of your water bottle cozy. You can embroider the shape, outlining it, or you can stitch them together using a simple X.

Tie off embellishment

Tie off your thread, and slide in your water bottle!


And you’re done!


  1. Jane Campb says

    Something I plan to do first for me and then, if it is as good as it looks, for others. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Awwwww….. So Cute! can a 11 yr old like me do it for mother’s day??????

  3. SO CUTE!!!

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