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Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling

I hope you all had a great 4th! It’s HOT here in Utah and I could use this Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling. Niki from 365 Days of Crafts and Niki Meiners is sharing a simple and easy sew tote tutorial on how to make a water bottle sling using Oly-Fun.  Let’s get those sewing machines fired up! Be My Guest

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Easy sew totes are perfect for the family on the go. We are a pretty active family and like to be on the go. Being on the go with kids means that someone is always hungry or thirsty.

One way I have tried to teach the kids independence and individual responsibility is to have them prepare their own snacks and drinks. I made each kid a sling that will hold a refillable water bottle and a small snack and maybe a piece of gum or two. The kids like them and it is one less task I have to manage. They know that at the 5 minute warning their bags need to be pack or they go without. It might sound strict but I hear so much less complaining than before.

How To Make a Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling:

1. Cut a piece of the Oly-Fun material to 9×5.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

2. Sew three of the four edges together with a 1/4 seem allowance.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

3. Turn bag inside out.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

4. Sew a diagonal seem on each side. This will allow the bag to sit level and provide room for the snacks.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

5. Cut a 1 x12 inch strip. No need to cut on the bias to create the trim. The material does not fray.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

6. To create the straps cut a strip that is 1 inch wide – I measured my son for the length.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

7. Fold the material into thirds and sew closed.

My son also requested hoops to hook on his keys and his whistle. I used the left over strap piece to make this.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Sew the straps onto the inside of the pouch. I make a square because I think it is extra durable.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

This is a picture of both of the water bottle slings. Since it was such and easy sew tote. I made my daughter one in less than a half hour after making my first one.

Easy Sew Water Bottle Sling | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Niki Meiners
Freelance Artist, and Writer, Niki Meiners of North Carolina realized after a paralyzing illness she wanted to reconsider her career as a National Sales Manager. Her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional. Her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. Her work has been featured in the industries leading publications and manufacturers’ websites and it can be viewed at nikimeiners.wordpress.com and on Examiner.com as the Wilmington, NC Arts and Crafts Examiner.
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