In the First of our Cloth House “DIY Christmas gift ideas,” we crafted a festive offering guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy both inside and out. The perfect gift for anyone at Christmas time; A toasty felt hot water bottle. They are super easy to make and become extra special when they are personalised.
To begin you will need:
A pair of tailors scissors, a pencil, cotton tape, a hot water bottle, thread and selection of Cloth House Felt. (We used a combination of navy, coral and cream but you can select your own colour palette HERE.)
Step One: Lay the hot water bottle on top of your chosen felt and draw around it, leaving about an inch gap.
Step Two: Repeat step one for the back, this time making two halves with an extra inch for a central overlap.
Step Three: Hand sew the pieces together. We used a running stitch but a blanket stitch would also look great.
Step Four (Optional) : Just before you stitch the final edges together we added in a cotton tape loop – handy for hanging up your hot water bottle!
Step Five: Personalise you hot water bottle!
We used more felt to cut out decorative shapes and hand embroidered initials in a contrasting festive thread. (As an alternative you could also use our Vintage Lace Letters to personalise your hot water bottle.)
Ta daaah! You’re all done!