DIY Water Bottle Cover – Back to School Sewing Ideas (Easy Sewing Projects)

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Heyyyy girls! Guess what! I had such an amazing weekend! There was a grand opening of Australia’s biggest craft store here in Malaysia, and it was EPIC! Oh, I had so much fun shopping for fabrics. I found my fabric paradise. All the fabrics I had ever wanted were there. I will be sharing more about the whole thing in the next post. For now, let’s have a look at how to sew a bottle cover. :)

I’m sure kids have a lot of trouble carrying around their bottles, because being an adult I face that problem too. So, let’s make everyone’s life easier with an easy one hour sewing. I think this bottle cover makes a very practical gift for anyone, easy to carry around on short walks and to carry separately when your hands are loaded with books and supplies or while cycling or stuff. The use is endless. Don’t you think so?

Let’s make this super easy bottle cover, a quick gift for teachers or students.

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How to make DIY Water Bottle Cover – Easy Sewing Projects


  • 1/4 yard exterior fabric
  • 1/2 yard interior fabric
  • Fusible interface
  • Fabric paint
  • Brush


Make the tag:

1) Cut out two small circles. I used my bottle to trace them.

2) Cut out a rectangle 2″ by 8″.

3) Take the front piece of your tag and trace out your letter on it. I used MS Word to type the letter in font size 250. Then I traced it onto the fabric.


4) Using Folkart Metallic Pearl White, I painted the letter. Then made little dashes. Allow the paint to dry for two hours. 


5) Make the tag straps. Eww! My hands are looking SO GROSS! Ignore, ignore.

Fold the rectangle into half, press, open and fold the edges again and press.


You’ll get something like this.


6) Fuse the interfacing and the fabrics. Put the front and back pieces together (right sides facing each other). Sandwich the strap in between as shown. Sew all around leaving a small hole for turning it out.


7) Turn the right side out, press and top stitch. And you’re done. 

Make the cover:

Cut out the following pieces of fabric.

Measure the bottle’s circumference. Add 2″ to it.


Measure the length of the bottle. Add 2″ to it. Cut out the rectangle from exterior and lining fabric. Cut the rectangle into half.


Draw a circle using the bottle. Add 2″ to it and cut from exterior and lining fabric.


Next, cut out the fabric for your handle. 4″x30″



1) Take the lining fabric, fuse it with the interfacing.

2) Place the lining right sides together and sew. Pin the circle to the sleeve and sew.

3) Repeat the same thing with the exterior fabric.


4) Make the straps.

5) Attach the straps on the outside of the exterior fabric. Make sure you insert your tag inside the strap at this point. Place the exterior inside the lining fabric (right sides facing together) and sew from top.


6) Remember the hole we left in the lining? Pull the whole thing out from it, arrange, press and top stitch.

7) Add the monogram and you’re done!

DIY Water Bottle Cover - Back to School Sewing Ideas (Easy Sewing Projects) DIY Water Bottle Cover - Back to School Sewing Ideas (Easy Sewing Projects)

DIY Water Bottle Cover - Back to School Sewing Ideas (Easy Sewing Projects)


I hope you found the tutorial really fun and easy and I hope you also ignored my hands. :P They are one thing I’m super conscious about. Never mention my hands to me. It gets me all whiney and cray cray. Lol, just kidding!

If you have any questions, you can email me right away. But, you gotta promise one thing, no hands, okay? 

PS I just made a much cuter version of this bottle cover. Check it out here.


javeriya sayeed siddiqui

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  1. Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor says

    Super cute idea and tutorial!! Thank you for sharing it with us!! I’m pinning it to the party board. :)

  2. Les says

    This is such a useful item! The tutorial was great, and I don’t see a thing wrong with your hands. They look beautiful to me. I like your fancy nails, too.

  3. Debbie Rogowski says

    Your hands are fine, actually I didn’t notice them until you mentioned them lol.
    1 question: you say to add 2″ to the circle, how would you do that? the radii or the circumference? I’m thinking the radious but that would require math. Maybe I can just fudge it. :)

    • Javeriya says

      Hi Debbie!

      Really? I thought my hands were the first thing anyone would notice. Haha thanks, your comment made me feel better.

      Okay, talking about your question, you wanna add 2 inch to all the measurements. When you’re cutting the rectangles, you add 2 inch to it. The width of the rectangle is dependent on the circumference.
      And when you’re cutting out the circles, you also add 2 inch to the diameter. I hope I’m making sense here.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions. :)

  4. Tina Giaramita says

    Thank you for the great tutorial!
    Very easy to read and understand – I’ve already pinned this and can’t wait to make a few of these for gifts.

    P.S. Your hands look lovely – mine should look that good, lol!


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