Water bottle cozy…..

Here goes…. My first attempt at a tutorial. I’ve chosen something very simple to make in hopes that I can make it understandable and not make an idiot out of myself!! If you have any questions please drop me a line.

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This is what we are aiming for!! Its really very simple.

You will need:
2 pieces of fabric 9 1/2 x 3 inches for the inside and outside of cozy
1 piece of InsulBright insulating fabric cut to 9 x 2 1/2 inches (this will help keep the bottle cold, but if you don’t have this or can’t find it you can use regular fleece interfacing)
12 inches of Heat and Bond strips (again, not mandatory, it just helps hold the InsulBright in place)
Approximately 1 1/2 inches of hook and loop tape (Velcro)

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Here are the two pieces of fabric and the piece of InsulBright. Notice I’ve put an orange mark on the InsulBright indicating the “right” side. (see manufacturers recommendation)

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Cut two strips of Heat & Bond tape and iron it (centered as shown) to the wrong side of the inside fabric (the fabric that will be touching the bottle). Then lay the InsulBright on top (right side down) on top of the strips which have been ironed on and had paper backing removed. Turn the whole thing over so you are looking at the right side of the inside fabric with the InsulBright under it and give it a good press with the iron. This step is not necessary but will help when you turn the whole thing right side out after sewing. If you choose not to do this then just make sure your seam allowance is wide enough to to include the InsulBright as it is cut shorter than the fabric pieces.

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You can see the bonding strips on the fabric just before being ironed to the InsulBright.

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Now stack up the pieces with the outside fabric right side up, then on top of that lay the inside fabric (with the InsulBright ironed on) right side down. So you should be looking at the InsulBright on top. Pin around and sew leaving a 3 inch opening for turning. Trim corners and turn right side out.

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Iron well after carefully pushing out the corners.

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Place the Velcro about 1/4 inch from edge and sew it down. Then topstitch all the way around closing up the opening.

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Tah daaahhhh. That’s it!! Enjoy!!!

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