Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm Sewing Again


Have you seen these Brita water bottles?  They come with Brita filters to make your own bottles water.  We thought they'd be a good idea to take to Disney when we go in September.  It's been our past experience that the water there doesn't taste very good, and in the parks you have to give your first born child to get a bottle of water.  So we all ordered them.  But we wanted a way to keep them cool in the parks.  I'm amazed at all the things you can find on the internet when you Google it.  So, I Googled "water bottle covers" and came up with this.

This is the picture of the cover I found a tutorial for.  It was posted on this blog  from the Pink Chalk Studio.  Her tutorial was really great, and I followed it to make the covers that I've worked on this weekend.

I didn't think we would want the strap, however.  We don't seem to carry anything that we can put in my basket or the basket for Bubby's walker. We call Jimmy "The pack mule",  In this picture you can see how he carries nearly everything his familyt needs. So, I thought and thought, and came up with an alternative using snap clips.

I told Rod what I wanted and he told me where he could buy them locally -- at Trader Horn -- what Rod calls the greatest store in the world.  So, after a field trip to Trader Horn, I was ready to start my project.  The great thing about having a large "stash" is that you can create projects with what you have on hand.  I had bought insul-brite for potholders, and never made them (like so many of my intended projects).

Figuring that two of my favorite men wouldn't be crazy about covers made from Disney fabric, I made theirs out of Steeler fabrics.  I love gingham, so this gingham Mickey fabric was a given for me.

These two bottle covers are for Rod and I.  Since there's a layer of Insul-brite  between the outside and the lining, these coolers should help to keep the water cool.

These are the covers I made for Mary's family.  The Steeler fabric is for Jimmy and Bubs, and the pink Mickey fabric is for Mary and Krissy.  And you can see the clips here for clipping them on wherever they find a spot.
 Pat and Pam (the big party poopers) didn't want Disney fabric at all.  I guess since they walk in our local county park every night, they figured they would choose something a little more "every day".  But I had bought these fabrics to make Kindle covers for them, and then they bought covers.  So, these fabrics were in my stash.

And, so here are the finished products.  Not bad for one weekend, and a total of $1.29 per clip.


JustCindy said...

You are so clever!! They are so cute also.

Pat said...

WOW..they are terrific, Linda!!!

Retired Knitter said...

Wonderful job. You are quite talented.