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Old 04-30-2007, 09:24 PM
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Drink bottle bags

Make an easy personalised fun cloth bag that soaks up all that condensation for that frozen drink bottle in the summer.

I face washer cloth, a print the child likes.
A large needle and thick thread or thin wool of a colour that matches.
Fold the face cloth in half so the main finished edge is at the top.
Sew across the bottom and up the side with a loop around stitch, or blanket stitch if able stopping approx an inch from the top, to allow easy access.
This bag actually takes a reasonably large bottle 600ml or small bottle with a small cold brick inside.
I've made several over the years and they last great. The kids can find their drink bottles on their desks easily, due to picture or chosen colourand they wash up so well in the machine.
If in a hurry leaving the house I put in a drink and a meusli bar and the kids have a snack bag of their own, no condenstion dripping of that cold bottle.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:41 AM
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Cute idea Kathy...I will have to make a few but no hand sewing here it will be with my machine!! LOL

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:51 PM
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I sew them by hand as they are something I take to sports or training, for when I sit in the car and have nothing much to do.
I saw the kids in class had teatowels and rubber bands they were just so messy by the end of the day of handleing, there had to be a better way.
My kids are over patterns
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Kathy, that's a great idea. Now, I am already planning stocking fillers from "Nanna's Santa". Thanks for the boost and the idea.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:46 PM
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Great idea Kathy...would this also work with jean material...you know the bottom part of a pant leg...and then all you would have to sew in the bottom part of it and it gives more room to put snacks in with the drink...but fold the top down and put in a drawstring...using a shoe lace or some thing like that...to keep the top closed...
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:57 PM
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Drink bottle bags

Thats a great idea I am going to make some for my grand kids I know thay will love them LOLBunny
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:39 PM
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It would work with any material you had, I just like face cloths as they are bound on all edges for no fraying, and they absorb the moisture from the cold drinks.
Girls could have bead strands/ flowers, charms, boys could have boys prints. Personalise.
There is a bit of bulk on the bottom but with the weight of the drink it sits flat on a desk.

If you were industrious there is no reason you couldn't fold down the top portion, sew, and thread in a draw string to pull tight.

Limited only by your imagination LOL the humble face cloth!
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Now that I don't need as many drink bottle cloths/bags, due to 1 not at school or sport I found that these make a nice potholder!
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... also found out they are good for cleaning snack pack custards out of lunch bags when the lunch bag has been thrown around and the custard pack explodes LOL
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I love this idea!!! I carry a water bottle to work with me and it can sweat causing wet rings on my desk. This project will solve that problem. Thanks Kathy!!!!
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