We are an outdoor family through and through. Some hiking trips we don’t need a huge backpack we just take a snack and a few water bottles. My biggest pet peeve on these family excursions is when my kids having me holding all their stuff. I was getting a little frustrated juggling everybody’s water bottles so I came up with a solution from a dollar store scarf, a $1 fix that has been a huge life saver.
- Scarf, $1
- Scissors, on hand
- Sewing pins, on hand
- Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
I will be honest… I did no measuring for this project. I simply took a water bottle, held it up, and pinned it according to how deep I wanted the pocket to be around the water bottle. I turned the scarf wrong side out and pinned the bottom and the two sides. (Remember that depending on the type of fabric the scarf is made from it may stretch).
Using my sewing machine I sewed up the three pinned sides. I sewed with a 1/4 inch seam. Make sure you back stitch on the top of the sides. This will help reinforce your stitching.
Once you have finished sewing pull all the pins and turn right side out.
You’re all done! The great thing about using a scarf is you can tie the top to make it the strap longer or shorter. It’s one size fits all!