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Water-Bottle Cozy

Whether it's chilly inside or out, a hot-water bottle slipped into a soft cloth cover is a classic comfort. The covers are small enough to sew with wool remnants and larger scraps. The cozy pictured was made for a two-quart water bottle from two fabrics, but you could also sew one with a single fabric.




  • Clear tape
  • 1/2 yard wool fabric in 2 colors
  • Seam binding
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Iron
  • 2-quart hot-water bottle
  • Cozy Template


  1. Step 1

    Print the pattern pieces, and tape together. Cut out front-bottom piece and back piece from 1 of the wool fabrics; cut out front-top piece from another fabric. 

  2. Step 2

    Fold seam binding over the straight edges of the front pieces; stitch in place, 1/8 inch from edge. Lay front-top piece right side up, and fold straight edge up 1 inch. Press.

  3. Step 3

    Align back piece and 2 front pieces, right sides facing, so that front-bottom piece overlaps front-top piece slightly. Pin and stitch around the perimeter with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Notch curves on both sides of neck. 

  4. Step 4

    Turn right side out, and press flat. Slip hot-water bottle through front flap.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2010



Reviews (2)

  • peej2 23 Dec, 2010

    1/2 yard is a lot of material. I made 2 of these for Christmas presents and I have so much leftover. I'm unemployed, so that's expensive.

  • tutsky 2 May, 2010

    Rather than make the cozy completely form fitting, I just made a rectangular pouch large enough for the water bottle, then added a snap about 1/4 way in from either side to "lock" the bottle in.