This is a long-overdue update friends! My original Water Bottle Tote pattern—the first in my shop seven years ago—is new and completely redesigned.
The new Webster Water Bottle Tote pattern is bigger and easier to sew! It has always been one of my bestsellers because it is such a useful pattern for everyone. I designed it with big families (like ours) in mind, but it makes such a great reusable market tote too. It’s cliché to say it’s a gift for everyone, but I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t be happy to receive this practical and eco-friendly gift.
The original Water Bottle Tote pattern still had photo illustrations, but this new version is updated with professional illustrations throughout. The new layout is clean and minimal, so you can find the information you need quickly. I’ve simplified the exterior construction, reduced bulky corners, and added more storage space! I’ve also added a contrasting bottom fabric so that you can use a water-resistant material like waxed canvas or vegan leather.
Last year, we upgraded the family Camelbacks to Yeti Tumblers. The new Yetis didn’t fit in the old tote, so clearly upsizing it a bit was essential! Not only does it accommodate more types of water bottles, but it also holds bigger wine bottles for those of you that like to stock up. 🙂 The divided sections are now 1/2″ wider in each direction.
I’ve also added side pockets with elastic for snacks, keys, or phones. The bag is great for family picnics, soccer games, or just to keep everything organized in the van on errand days. If you fill up your drinks and throw a handful of granola bars in a pocket, you should be good to go!
And for those of you that like reusable bags, this is a must-have for grocery day. You can keep all of your glass bottle dressings, oils, and juices organized, upright, and safely padded.
Funny story about the name. I started naming my patterns after places around Rochester, NY where I grew up. (My upstate NY friends usually notice!) I picked Webster because of the alliteration. But as I started thinking about it, I remembered how everyone used to complain about “Webster water”. Ironic and fitting, I suppose…
Here’s a list of the fabrics I’ve used (some links may be affiliate links):
I also have more info about making your own waxed canvas here.
If you purchased the Water Bottle Tote pattern previously and would like the new Webster Water Bottle Tote update, please email me with proof of purchase. I’ll happily send you the new one! sara (at) radianthomestudio (dot) com.