It’s hiking season.
And Amusement Park season and National Park season and Stroll Around the Block season.
Do you hate carrying a water bottle in your hand as much as I do?
Here is a simple solution.
I designed my sling after a 16 ounce water bottle and there is still a little breathing room with the dimensions I will give. So if your bottle is a bit bigger……it will still probably work just fine.
- 2 pieces of fabric 8.5 x 5.5 inches (I used upholstery type fabric……but sturdy cotton lined with interfacing would work great.)
- 1 piece of fabric 47 x 5 inches. (Keep in mind that the 47 inches that I used is because I am 5’11″ and so I wanted it long. I also wanted to be able to sling it across my chest like a messenger bag. But measure against your body.)
- sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.
Pin your strap (about 2 inches from the end of the strap) to the wrong side of the main part, right along the side seam. Make sure the seam of the strap is facing outward also, so that when you turn it all right side out, you won’t see the seam. Sew right along the top, close to the top edge of the main piece.
Then turn it right side out, poke out the corners and you’re done.
If you have kids, make one for each of them so that they can carry their own water. Ah, yes.