Sew Insulated Totes For Soda & Water Bottles

  • 01 of 06

    Materials and Cutting

    Insulated Totes For Soda & Water Bottles
    Insulated Totes For Soda & Water Bottles. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Bring your own beverage to parades and community events and keep them cold. Just imagine how much you can save by not having to buy from street vendors.​

    Materials

    • fabric
    • light weight fleece or quilt batting
    • 1/4" wide elastic
    • Optional: 1" wide nylon webbing for strap
    • Optional: Hook and loop tape
    • Thread

    Cutting

    • 8-oz. water bottle
      • Fabric One 8 1/2" X 9" rectangle and two 3 1/2" circles
      • Batting One 8 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangle and one 3 1/2" circles
      • Elastic 6"
    • 20-oz. soda bottle
      • F...MOREabricOne 10 1/2" X 16" rectangle and two 4" circles
      • Batting One 10 1/2" X 8" rectangle and one 4" circle
      • Elastic 6 1/2"
    • 25-oz. water bottle
      • Fabric One 10 1/2" X 17" and two 4" circles
      • Batting One 10 1/2" X 8 1/2" rectangle and one 4" circle
      • Elastic 6 1/2"
    • 2 liter Soda Bottle
      • Fabric Cut 2 - 5" circles of fabric. Cut 1 - 22 1/2" X 15 1/2" piece of fabric
      • Batting Cut 1 - 11 X 15 1/2" piece of batting and one 5" circle of batting.
      • Elastic 8" of 1/4" wide elastic
    Continue to 2 of 6 below.
  • 02 of 06

    Insulate and Quilt

    Insulate and Quilt
    Insulate and Quilt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Place the batting on the wrong side of the fabric, matching the edges and covering half of the fabric.
    • Quilt the batting area.
    Continue to 3 of 6 below.
  • 03 of 06

    Optional Belt Loop

    Optional Belt Loop
    Optional Belt Loop. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    NOTE: Not recommended for a 2-liter bottle.

    Materials

    • 12" of 1" wide webbing - Carefully use a lighter or candle to gently melt and fuse the raw edges of nylon webbing to prevent it from unraveling. If you are using cotton webbing, zig zag or turn under the edges of the webbing.
    • 3 1/2" hook and loop tape

    Construction

    • Sew "hook" section of the tape, 1" from one end of the webbing, stitching around all edges of the tape.
    • Sew the "loop" section of the tape even with the...MORE opposite end of the webbing, stitching all the way around the tape.
    • Lay webbing on the middle of the fabric rectangle, aligning the end to the edge. Sew a 6" rectangle starting at the bottom edge.
    Continue to 4 of 6 below.
  • 04 of 06

    Side Seam and Elastic

    Side Seam and Elastic
    Side Seam and Elastic. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Fold with right sides together and align the long edges. Sew a 1/4" seam.
    • Press open.
    • Place the elastic around the tube, matching the ends of the elastic to the top of the batting and seam allowance edges. Sew the elastic at the seam line, back-stitching to reinforce the stitching.
    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
  • 05 of 06

    Sew the Elastic Casing

    Sew the Elastic Casing
    Sew the Elastic Casing. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Fold the wrong sides together, enclosing the batting. Zigzag the raw edge.
    • Pin the elastic to the fold and top stitch 1" from the folded edge.
    Continue to 6 of 6 below.
  • 06 of 06

    Finish the Bottom

    The Bottom
    The Bottom. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • Layer the two circle pieces with a piece of batting. Zigzag the edges together.
    • Match the circle to the zigzagged edge of the tube.
    • Sew with a 1/4" seam.
    • Turn inside out so the seam allowance is inside.