Sunday, August 9, 2015

Glass Bottle Sleeve

Glass Bottle Sleeve Tutorial

Materials Needed:
1 Sheet Craft Foam
1 Fat Quarter

The bottles are Hubert's Lemonade
I took off the labels, cleaned them with Goo Gone, and took a 
Brillo pad to the lids to get the logo off.

The first step is to make your pattern.
To do this, you will need to know the circumference of your bottle and how tall you want the sleeve.
My bottle was 8.25" around. Add 1/4" for wiggle room and 
1/4" on each side for seam allowance. =9"
I wanted it to be 6" tall and added 1/4" on the bottom for seam allowance. =6.25"
To find the diameter of the circle, you take your length without seam allowance (8.5")
and divide it by 3.14
The strap I made 7" by 2"

Cut out your pattern pieces. 
You'll need one of each in fabric and a big piece and circle from foam.
Be sure to cut out your large piece from the fabric taller 
than the pattern so you can sew it and flip it around. (Approx 1.5")

Place your main piece fabric right side down on the main piece foam.
I stitched 1/2" but you could do more or less.
Just make sure you have enough fabric to wrap around.
 Flip it up and over smoothing and making it tight. Pin around.
I serged the edges but you should skip this and baste them.
Baste the bottom edge as well.
 Pin the fabric circle to the foam circle and baste around.

  Sew the strap, turn, and topstitch.
 I sewed mine without a seam but I do not recommend it.
You should pin with right sides together and put your strap in near the top. 
Sew with your 1/4 seam allowance.

 While it's still inside out, pin the bottom circle to the bottom of the clinder.
Sew with 1/4" seam allowance around. Clip to 1/8" and zig zag stitch around it.

 Turn right side out and enjoy!
Turns out, these fit Ozarka water bottles perfect.