It is very important for kids to stay hydrated when they are outside in warm weather. Instead of purchasing a boring water bottle carrier, get creative and make a homemade one instead. Hit the sock drawer and find a brightly coloured sock without a match to get it started.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Bright sock
- Carabiner clip
- Sewing machine
- Tape measure
Choose a sock that is long, thick and sturdy. A colourful striped or patterned sock makes an especially attractive water bottle carrier.
Cut off the foot portion of the sock just above the ankle. Turn the leg portion of the sock inside out.
Sew the raw edge closed with the sewing machine, stitching 1/2-inch away from the edge. Turn the sock back right-side out.
Lay out the foot portion that was cut off. Measure approximately 2 inches from the toe and cut across to cut off it off. Measure down from the cutting line approximately 4 inches and cut across the foot portion again. This will result in a 4-inch-wide sock band.
Turn the sock band inside out. Align the raw edges and sew along them, 1/2-inch away from the edges, to make a tube. Turn the tube right-side out.
Slide the tube around the top edge of the sock. Pin to secure.
Start sewing the tube to the top of the sock 1/4-inch away from the top edge of the tube and the sock. Sew around the entire top, stopping 1 inch from point where you started sewing. Sew around the tube and the sock again, this time 1/4-inch away from the bottom edge of the tube. Sew around the entire tube again, stopping 1 inch from the point where you started sewing. This gap will be the place where the carabiner clip will be inserted for clipping the water bottle holder to a belt loop or a backpack. Back stitch and remove the sock from the sewing machine.
Insert the carabiner clip into the gap and clip the water bottle holder to a belt loop or backpack. Slide a water bottle into the holder.