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Water Carrier

A shoulder strap keeps bottled water handy when you're on the go.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2002


  • 1-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon

  • Cording

  • Pin

  • Sewing kit

  • Plastic water bottle


  1. Cut a 43-inch piece of 1-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon, and fold its ends in half widthwise.

  2. Slip the ends of a 6-inch length of cording 1/2 inch into the folds.

  3. Pin in place; secure the cording by stitching back and forth several times across the ribbon's end, then continuing 1/2 inch along the fold.

  4. Sew a rectangle to close ribbon edge. Thread a plastic cord lock onto the cording; use it to tighten the loop around a plastic water bottle.

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