About a week ago I finally made something I wanted to sew for a long time...a hot water bottle cozy. Previously I made one from an old and holey cashmere sweater, but it was too thin and didn't keep its shape. This one is nice and cuddly, more like a warm pillow.
One side looks like this...
...and the other looks like this.
(...it's a bit crumpled because I already slept on it. Oh - and I had to turn the pictures from horizontal to vertical, or they wouldn't have fitted into the blog layout...it does look a bit strange, just in case you were wondering...you probably weren't.)
I roughly followed this tutorial, but made a few changes, like adding another layer of fabric. And my random quilting is not nearly as neat as this...not even close!
What I liked about the concept of this cover is that it is sleek and - most important of all - the top with the stopper (is that the right word?) is covered. I think it looks nicer and you can't open the stopper thingie by accident (if you have children - we don't, but you never know - this could be especially important).