DIY your workout clothes, and your gear, too.
Active lifestyle? Always dropping your stuff, or fishing through a large tote or duffle to find your phone, keys or ID? You can customize this multi-purpose water bottle carrier with a right-sized exterior phone pocket, an interior that’s insulated, and a hook for your keys –handy and organized for your trips to the gym, the trail, or a day out with the kiddos. Check out this sewing tutorial from Laura at Trash To Couture and see how to make this water bottle carrier using sporty (and upcycled!) fabrics, plus a variety of Dritz fasteners and fold-ever elastic.
Check it out. One really cool thing about this water bottle carrier is that the black material used for the body of the bag actually came from an old gym bag – what a thoughtful way to economize! The mesh fabric for the pocket has a super sporty look, especially when finished with Dritz fold-over elastic. And did you know that you can find all kinds of Dritz fasteners to work with when you’re making DIY sports gear? (Heavy-duty plastic swivel hooks, slides and cord stops are just a few favorites.)
Jump over to Trash To Couture to see the full sewing tutorial and supply list. Here are some of our favorite things about this bag …
To construct the pocket, you’ll use mesh fabric plus Dritz fold-over elastic. You’ll see how to stretch the elastic as you sew, so that when the pocket is finished, the elastic cinches up at the top, keeping a secure grip on its contents.
The Dritz nylon strapping finishes off the bag perfectly. You’ll see how to marry it with D-rings, swivel hooks, and strap adjusters to make it adjustable and ready to wear over the shoulder or cross-body.
When it all comes together, use cord stops for the drawstring and say bye-bye to cords that fray or slip inside of the bag.
What are the items you need to carry with you when you head out for a day of activity? Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a sweet little bag that is customized for your must-haves? Check out our other DIY activewear posts and get inspired to make your own workout clothes and gear.