Insulated Water Bottle Carrier #15

Wow, this is the 15th time I've made one of these insulated water bottle carriers! You can see all 15 in my Insulated Water Bottle Carriers set on Flickr.

A friend asked me to make this one for her daughter for Easter. Her daughter is fond of wolves and camouflage patterns, so we tried to combine the two motifs into this project.

Insulated Water Bottle Carrier

Here's a closer look at the machine embroidered Black & White Wolf applique design (purchased several years ago from Embroidery.com).

Insulated Water Bottle Carrier

To get the background really white, I used 3 layers of white nylon fabric for the applique, though if I were to make this again, I might choose a tan background fabric to coordinate with straps.

Like most of the other insulated bottle carriers I've made, the outside is made of black sport nylon fabric, and the inside lining is white ripstop nylon. I use nylon fabric for the water bottle carriers because it is water and mildew resistant, and can be washed easily. The carrier is insulated using Insul-Bright batting which does an excellent job of keeping things cold or hot.

Insulated Water Bottle Carrier
The adjustable shoulder strap was made using 1 inch wide black webbing with 5/8" camouflage grosgrain ribbon sewn onto one side using invisible thread.

The swivel hooks, D-rings, and cord stop are all black plastic; I considered using silver metal hardware, but the black looked cooler.

Insulated Water Bottle Carrier
Looking at the back of the carrier, you can see I've lengthened the attachment strap for the swivel hook (along the left of the photo). That extended section is attached at the top and bottom of the carrier and is intended to be used as a handle for easy gripping while drinking.

The strap can be adjusted to carry a water bottle over the shoulder, across the body or around the waist. Without the strap, the carrier can be clipped to a backpack or around the handle of a carriage or stroller. And it can fit into the cup holders of most cars.

ID Zip Wallet
To go with the water bottle carrier, we decided to add this ID Zip & Go wallet (in-the-hoop design by Embroidery Garden), made using the same nylon fabric and camouflage ribbon loop for the keyring.

If I decide to make more ID wallets using the nylon fabric, I'll use traditional sewing rather than using the embroidery design version, as it was much too difficult to work with. Nevertheless, the wallet looks really good.


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I'll be making at least one more Wolf-embroidered water bottle carrier soon, a very belated Christmas gift ... and there may be one or two with Westie embroidery popping up in my SewAmazin ArtFire Studio in the near future.

Edited May 2015: bottle carriers are now made by request only.


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