DIY This Easy No-Sew Canteen for Every Music Festival
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DIY This Easy No-Sew Canteen for Every Music Festival

Boho crown braids and crocheted tops aside, it can be easy to forget the most important must-do for festival season: staying cool and hydrated! Drinking water is so essential to keeping your skin clear and your energy up, especially when you’re dancing to your favorite bands. That’s why we made a simple DIY to carry your water bottle in style. This DIY no-sew water tote isn’t just for festival season — you can throw it on when you’re going for a hike or a creative spring date. A small pocket on the front stores your cash, phone or ID, for an all-in-one lightweight and adorable tote. It’s so easy you’ll want to make one for your entire Coachella girl gang, so they can get their H20 fix too.

Materials + Tools

— fabric (about 15″ x 15″)

— ruler

— pencil

— scissors

— iron

— hem tape, regular strength

— eyelets with setter kit

— hammer

— suede lace

Instructions

1. If you have a reusable water canteen, measure its width so that your tote is the right size. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise, so there will be a fold at the bottom of your tote. Cut the fabric to the width of your bottle, leaving about 1″ on both sides to hem. If you’re using raw fabric, you can cut the top edge of the tote, allowing 1″ extra.

2. Now fold your fabric inside out. Measure your hem tape to the length of the tote and cut two strips.

3. Insert one hem tape strip between the two sides of fabric, and iron according to the package instructions (usually 3-5 seconds on medium heat).

4. Turn your fabric right side out. For a second pocket to store your small items, cut a smaller piece of fabric. Measure the four sides and cut your hem tape into strips that are the same length.

5. Fold one side down, insert the hem tape and iron. Continue doing this for all four sides. To attach the smaller pocket to the tote, add hem tape to the bottom and two sides and iron to your tote.

6. To attach eyelets to your tote, use scissors to cut a tiny slit in one corner. Then insert one eyelet in the hole with the right side facing out. Follow the package instructions to attach the eyelet to your tote — you’ll set down an anvil, then eyelet, your fabric and finally a setter. Using a hammer, you’ll hammer the setter, which will close the eyelet and secure it to the fabric.

7. Cut the suede lace to the length you want and loop it through the holes. Knot it at the top, and it’s ready to use!

If you have a reusable water canteen, measure its width so that your tote is the right size. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise, so there will be a fold at the bottom of your tote. Then cut the fabric to the width of your bottle, leaving about 1″ on both sides to hem. For the top of the tote, I left the hem that was already there. If you’re using raw fabric, you can cut the top edge of the tote, allowing 1″ extra, which we will hem later.

Now fold your fabric inside out. Measure your hem tape to the length of the tote and cut two strips. Insert one hem tape strip between the two sides of fabric, and iron according to the package instructions (usually it will be 3-5 seconds on medium heat). Turn your fabric right side out.

For a second pocket to store your small items, cut a smaller piece of fabric. Again, measure the four sides and cut your hem tape into strips that are the same length. Fold one side down, insert the hem tape and iron. Continue doing this for all four sides.

To attach the smaller pocket to the tote, add hem tape to the bottom and two sides and iron to your tote.

To attach eyelets to your tote, use scissors to cut a tiny slit in one corner. Then insert one eyelet in the hole with the right side facing out.

Follow the package instructions to attach the eyelet to your tote: You’ll set down an anvil, then eyelet, your fabric and finally a setter. Using a hammer, you’ll hammer the setter, which will close the eyelet and secure it to the fabric. Cut the suede lace to the length you want and loop it through the holes. Knot it at the top, and it’s ready to use!

It looks tote-ally fabulous!

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