As a part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 blogger showcase, I made this “water bottle” carrier. It’s summer weather in our part of the world and a great time for refreshing “water” with an al fresco dinner, right?!
Now, you might be asking yourself why I keep air-quoting? And also why the wine glass? Good questions. It’s because, as you probably noticed, there ain’t no water in my water bottle carrier. It’s all wine and beer, baby.
I will be honest, when I first saw the water bottle carrier as a part of the pattern bundle I wasn’t that into it. We have a great bag with pockets for pool days and time at the beach and they fit our water bottles just fine. Then I got thinking about summertime drinks on the patio and BBQ afternoons with ours friends and I realized I NEEDED this happy tote for bringing the drinks, chips and dip from house to house. Our little suburban town is a happy, wine-soaked place in the summer and this tote has just classed it up big time for me!
This pattern from Radiant Home Design is really sweet and the result is a sturdy bag. (The blog is a great crafty resource, be sure to check it out.) I lined mine with fast2fuse heavyweight interfacing so it holds is shape beautifully. I got confused for some reason when I was assembling the inside dividers and I ended up winging it a little on the interior.
The bag is supposed to have six equal divisions instead of four but considering it fits my wine bottles just fine, I am not complaining. No more clanking around town!
The whole Perfect Patten Parcel #3 is only on sale until June 13th! There are five official patterns (one bonus pattern if you pay over $28), you get to set your OWN PRICE and allocate some of what you pay to the charity Donorschoose.org. What is not to love?
Pattern Parcel #3 includes:
Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio
Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand
Staple Dress by April Rhodes
Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files
Bonus Pattern: Prefontain Shorts for Women by Made With Moxie
Friday, May 30
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin
Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’
Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift
Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch
Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty ||
Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon
Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’
Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston
Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard
Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking
Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery
Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida
Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet
Disclosure: I was given the PPP#3 and asked if I would kindly blog about it but I received no compensation and my opinions and critiques are my own.