Build your own flexible bottle carrier out of fabric

If you want to build a bottle carrier yourself, you can choose from wood, wire and fabric. When sewable fabric is chosen, a kind of compartmentalized bag or tote bag is created. The types of fabric range from textile fabrics to resilient plastic films. Recycling old clothes can also provide the building material.

Uses and forms

A bottle carrier made of wood and in most metal forms are made of a rigid construction. Sewn models can be folded up and are easy to transport for outdoor use such as in the garden, when camping or for a picnic.

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The structure consists of carrier bags that hold the individual bottles through a compartment division. Transport compartments for four or six bottles are common. Single bottle carriers can be a practical accessory. They can be hung with a sewn loop in the belt or on a hook.

Pattern for handicrafts

The pattern for a sewn bottle carrier is relatively simple. The dimensions depend on the size of the bottle that is to be transported. Aligning with 1.5 liter standard bottles is most practical. Smaller bottles can also be transported in the storage compartments, which are then just a little "crooked ". Individual bottle carriers should be designed for specific dimensions, for example a half-liter bottle, in order to provide the necessary support.

This is how you build and tinker a bottle carrier for six bottles out of fabric yourself

  • Tear-resistant fabric (sold by the meter about two meters)
  • Tear-resistant yarn or
  • Closing staples
  • Two grip and retaining straps (about 120 centimeters)
  • Sewing machine or
  • Sewing needles or
  • Stapling machine

1. Cut the fabric

Cut two lengths of fabric with the dimensions 30 × 90 and 30 × 120 centimeters. For the inner compartments you need a strip with 65 × 28 centimeters and four strips 18 × 28 centimeters.

2. Sew the outer shell

Place the two on top of each other in a cross shape. Sew the middle rectangle together on top of each other. Then sew each edge together at right angles upwards so that a rectangular space is created.

3. Inner compartments

Sew the lengthwise length in the middle of the short front sides with a sewing allowance of about two centimeters. Finally, sew up the individual cross-sections.

4th. Retaining straps

Place the straps on the long sides of the bottle carrier so that two opposing loops are created on the top and sew them down.

Tips & Tricks Instead of sewing thread, you can also work with a stapler. However, the load capacity is significantly lower.