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Bottled Water Carrier Sling

Bottled Water Carrier Sling Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

I told you guys about the Kiddo going to camp this year. I have a crazy list of stuff that she has to bring. 14 of every clothing item, then shower shoes, water shoes, 3 pairs of tennis shoes, all of her volleyball stuff. I am making as much as I can (as much as she will let me). She needs a drink carrier for her water during hikes (I did not like the ones with the rubber o-ring and a carabiner – and I had fabric scraps) so I decided to make her one. (and I made one for me.) We tried them out at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and they worked great.

The pocket design is from Urban Threads

Materials:

Newest Drink Sling/Carrier from www.HandPArtistry.com

This is a great up cycle for old jeans and fabric scraps.

2 rectangles of fabric 10″ x 12″  (I based my measurements on a store bought water bottle and the Kiddo’s water bottle. Just measure around + 1 or 2 inches and Measure the height – an inch or so depending on where you want the top of the bag to be.)

I used Jean fabric for the outside (I recommend a sturdy fabric for the outer layer) I used a left over piece of cotton from a baby dress project. (The lining is not necessary but it add a pop of color and makes the project look finished.)

Pocket – I used a pocket from an old pair of jeans. A cargo pocket would be cool too. If you are embroidering the pocket remember Embroider First. (The pocket is not necessary either but It is nice to have to carry a snack or iPod.)

Strap – I used a belt I made out old ribbon for the Kiddo and repurposed it. You could use ribbon, belting, cording. Really and strappy material you like.

Basic sewing supplies

Step 1 The Pocket

If you choose a pocket carefully use a seam ripper to remove the pocket from the pants. I use a piece of tape to remove the little threads after snipping the seams. If you choose to embroider or use an Iron on decal do it now before you start the project.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryA.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI chose to trim the pocket and allow the edges to eventually fray with time and use. If not fold under the edges and iron

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place in the center of the outer fabric. To find the center fold both pieces in 4 and mark the center point with a pin or chalk. Then line them up. Be sure the height is the 10″ side and the width is the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStraight stitch in place.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack-stitch your corners and zig zag stitch over the straight stitch for more stability.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryYou may want to back-stitch the top corners a few times to add structure so the pocket will not tear away with use.

Step 2 Outer Layer

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the Rectangle in half along the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the bottom and side seams. I straight stitched and then zig zag stitched (or you could serge). You want your seams to hold up really well.

B.  Square up the Bottom

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the corners flat and pin 1″ in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistrySew the corners the same way as the seams and trim the excess fabric.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryNow your outer shell is ready.

Step 3 Inner layer

Do the same thing to the inner layer as the outer layer.

Step 4 The Strap

You can make the strap adjustable by adding an o-ring and a slider ring. I choose to measure it to her body. (As a cross body strap landing at her hip.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI layered two pieces of ribbon for her belt so I just kept them together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI zig zag stitched down the center to hold the two pieces in place.

Step 5 Assembly

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn your inside shell right side out and you are ready to assemble the carrier.

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFind your four quarter points. Decide which of these points will hold your straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin Straps in place right sides together. Be sure not to twist the straps when placing them inside the shell.

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin the inner shell in place matching up the seams right sides together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place at all four points. Be sure to keep the straps in place. (I leave an inch or so above the seam line to be sure I ketch the straps.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryMark your opening for turning.  When working with a small area you want to be sure to mark the start and stop points or opening so that you do not accidentally sew the seam closed.

C.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the top. Back stitch the beginning and end points.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack stitch over the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTrim the excess strap fabric.

D.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn out the carrier. It is a little easier to start with the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTuck the lining inside the carrier and fold the opening in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryE.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTop Stitch closed. I choose a 3 point Zig Zag because it is my favorite.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI went around the top twice to make sure the straps are well in place and sturdy.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Now you are ready for a day of hiking, craft fairing, or shopping.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry
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2 thoughts on “Bottled Water Carrier Sling

  1. You’re so talented! I wish I could sew like that! Love the color fabric your chose and the “drink me” wording on the jean pocket piece! Stopping by from #BloggersBrags

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I got lucky on the green and had enough scrap fabric for the lining.

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