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Some of my earliest memories involve needle and thread, sewing with my mom. I don't think I've ever lost a sense of wonder that happens through the creative process.

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Water Bottle Cozy

from Pick 'n' Stitch
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Water Bottle Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You only need a basic sewing machine to stitch these up. No special equipment needed!

Pattern Description:

Water. It's good for you. No one contends that fact, and living in a dry climate like Colorado makes me appreciate it all the more. I've almost always got a water bottle with me, and a spare in the car, and I try hard to drink as much water as "they" tell me to each day. Looking around, I'm not alone. I see people carrying bottles everywhere I go.

Enter the water bottle cozy. Function and beauty, a great combination. With just a few bits of fabric from your stash, you can show off your style and individuality. Accessorize it with a pocket just the right size to hold a granola bar snack, or a swivel clasp to attach it to your belt or purse strap. The drawstring makes it easy to grab and carry.

Function. The batting insulation really helps to keep your drink cool longer. My sister has been really impressed with how much longer her ice cubes stick around in her drink. Hot weather is a lot more pleasant with something cool to drink nearby!

You can stitch up a couple of these in an afternoon. I've included three sizes in the pattern to fit most bottles, from a disposable water bottle up to a 1 liter Nalgene(r) bottle. Finished sizes are listed on the pattern so you can measure your bottle for the best fit. The pdf pattern has clear, step-by-step instructions with detailed color photos. This pattern is easy for any skill level; I strive to make my patterns easy to understand and fun to complete.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished sizes are listed in the pattern.


  • Use pretty cotton fabrics from your stash for the outside, then line the cozy with something simple like muslin. A scrap of quilt batting provides the insulation. You'll need about two feet of cording, matching thread, a cord lock, and an optional swivel clasp.

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