2020-4 Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hot Water Bottle Cover


This cozy hot water bottle cover was made for two reasons – to help keep my toes warm during these cold January winter nights and secondly to have another entry for fall fair competition.  Usually there is a class for a bazaar article and this would fit well in that category.

I made it with pre-quilted fabric, a scrap I bought at a thrift store.  It took me a bit of effort to figure out the best way to make it because I chose to have only one side seam.  As a result, the flip down portion of the fabric envelope was a bit more tricky than the other side.   As it turns out, I will not enter this in a fair, because I feel the inside is not finished as neatly as well I would like.  One thing I have learned over the years is that the inside matters almost as much as the outside.  Neatness counts!

So I plan to make another one for the fair.  The next one will have seams down both sides, which will make the construction much simpler.  I will round both the bottom and top corners of the cover.  I will custom quilt some fabric for the cover to make it a little bit nicer.  I’m tempted to piece the fabric for the cover, but I think it would be better to have a smooth one piece surface in case the texture is bothersome to my feet.  I tested the cover last night. One hundred percent of my toes were very happy.  When my toes are warm, I fall asleep much faster!




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