How to Make Homemade Water Bottle Carrier for Kids

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How to Make Homemade Water Bottle Carrier for Kids

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

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Things you need

  • Bright sock
  • Scissors
  • Carabiner clip
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Tape measure

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose a sock that is long, thick and sturdy. A colourful striped or patterned sock makes an especially attractive water bottle carrier.

  2. 2

    Cut off the foot portion of the sock just above the ankle. Turn the leg portion of the sock inside out.

  3. 3

    Sew the raw edge closed with the sewing machine, stitching 1/2-inch away from the edge. Turn the sock back right-side out.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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.

    How to Make Homemade Water Bottle Carrier for Kids
  6. 6

    Slide the tube around the top edge of the sock. Pin to secure.

  7. 7

    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.

    How to Make Homemade Water Bottle Carrier for Kids
  8. 8

    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.

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