Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bottle Holder Tutorial

When I came across a tutorial for a bottle holder on Small Fry & Co's Blog, I was super exited. The tutorial is easy to follow, and since (at the time I wrote this) my son was finally learning to hold his own bottle, this will prevent lost bottles, milk all over the car, etc. There were a couple of things I wanted to change though, so I have re-written the tutorial with those changes. Hope you like it!

Bottle Holder

  • 1 piece of fabric 3" X 26" (or shorter, I personally think this may be a bit long, but hey, it works)
  • 1 cord stop
  • 1 piece of cord 12" long
  • 1 section of 3/4" velcro 1" long
Step 1: Fold your fabric lengthwise, right sides together. Press
Step 2: Sew along long raw edge. Turn.
Step 3: Turn raw edges of ends inward 1/2". Press
Step 4: Insert ends of cord into one end approximately 1/2".

Step 5: Top stitch around entire edge of strap. I also used a zig zag stitch over where the cord was inserted to ensure the cord was secured.
Step 5: Take "rough" section of velcro and sew it on the end of the strap opposite where you inserted the cord.

Step 6: Sew the "soft" section of velcro 4" up from the end of the strap, on the same side as the "rough" section.

Step 7: Install the cord stop. This can be tricky. I threaded a needle, looped the thread around the cord, and threaded the needle again with the same thread. Then I inserted the needle through the cord stop and PULLED (while holding the stop open). It was tough, but once the cord started coming through it worked great!

That's it...easy peasy, took me about 15 minutes to whip this up. And now I don't have to worry about my little man hitting me in the head with his bottle while I'm driving!

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