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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to make a personalised drink holder in 5 steps and 15 mins



Ever thought it would be great to have the equivalent of a wine glass marker for your kids drinks?
These drinks holders are perfect for outings, parties and  get togethers. They fit around most drinks bottles or cups and help your kid remember which is their drink!
Best of all, they are small and flat and slip easily into your bag to take with you!


Would you like to make one of your own?


Here's how:



Step 1.

Cut 2 rectangles of fabric - 30cm x 10cm (12" x  4")
and two pieces of stitch in velcro 8cm (3.25") long.
Plus personal embellishment!

I chose to add names - for which I used scrap material, vliesofix (fusible webbing) and cut out the letters to iron on.  Go here for a lovely simple tutorial.  I like to stitch around the edge of my finished applique for extra strength!

You could use any embellishment you choose - buttons, fabric flowers or none at all - the fabric you choose may be distinctive enough to remember which drink is yours!)


Step 2.

Attach your embellishment, and pin and stitch on the velcro pieces like this:




Step 3.
Place the rectangles right sides together..


And pin all the way around, then stitch,leaving a small gap to turn out when you're done.




Step 4.

Trim all four corners, then turn out through the gap you left in your stitching.



Step 5.

Iron flat, then top stitch all the way around the rectangle, as close to the edge as you can.




DONE!

Now you can wrap your drink holder around your bottle !


Great if your kids drinks bottles look the same....


For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.




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10 comments:

  1. What a great idea. My kids are older now, but my grandkids would love these!

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  2. fantastic idea.thanks for dropping ur comments in my blog

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  3. I LOVE this - heading into my sewing room!

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  4. Oh man I can't sew! I want to do this!

    Thanks for following La-La's daycare,following you back.

    Lori

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  5. These are a really great idea Jill. Thank you. :)

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  6. Rally good and implementable way to prepare wonderful bottle wrappers. Thanks for sharing.
    -polycarbonate glasses

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  7. What a cute way to personalize them! Looks great! I'm visiting from New Nostalgia! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  8. This is such a fab Idea.. Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Those are great, and they look easy enough a teen could make them!

    I run Fun Family Crafts, a library of craft tutorials geared at kids of all ages. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/

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