|Mini cider bottles from the Dollar Tree|
|Thermal Shirt Bag|
You can use an adults or a childs sweater or shirt. as long as it is long enough and wide enough for the bottle, and any kind will generally work. The one above is the kind that has a cuff that can be rolled down, but any type of sweater sleeve will work just fine.
|Flannel Shirt Bag|
Ok, truth in crafting moment: I totally just winged it with out a pattern or directions, as I usually do, but have refined the directions for you below. The bottom of my bag ended up a little more triangle than circle, cause I just started stitching the bottom piece from a square shaped scrap and didn't trace and cut as the directions below. I just sort of trimmed as I stitched, and it turned out fine, but wouldn't recommend it.
My second and third bags turned out "normal" once I used the directions I am including below.
Recycled Sweater Bottle Bag
|My second bottle bag shown above turned out way better when I used the directions below!|
needle and thread
Cut sleeves from the sweater.
(If using a child's sweater you may need to also cut a small piece of the sweater to use as the bottom of the bag.)
Turn Sleeve inside out.
Open up the bottom of the sleeve so it is rounded (I would just stick my hand down the cuff ) and place it on top of the scrap of sweater. Trace a circle around the sweater about 1/2 inch wider than the bottom of the cuff. Cut out the circle.
Sew the circle scrap to the bottom edge of the sleeve (not the cuff end) in a whip stitch, all the way around the cuff. Tie the end of the thread into a knot and cut.
Place your bottle in the bag.
Embelish with ribbons and tags as desired.