Saturday, 2 June 2012

Water Bottle Tote Bag

Material Needed

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

This project shows you how to make a bottle bag tote you will need around 1/2 yard (1/2 metre) of fabric to complete this project.

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 (15x25cm) You need to sew along the 10 inch (25cm) 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 (2.5cm) 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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