Case From a Shampoo Bottle

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May 21, 2021

The completed zipper bag.Recycling and reusing plastic bottles is a great way to minimize environmental impact and save money. Make this case from a shampoo bottle to house pens and craft supplies. Impress and interest people around you with your sustainable efforts.


Total Time: 1 Hour


  • shampoo bottle
  • plastic bottle
  • strong threads
  • zipper, length depends on the size of the shampoo bottle
  • knife
  • scissors
  • awl
  • needle
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • squared paper
  • mat or several sheets of paper


  1. Remove the stickers from the shampoo bottle.
  2. An old plastic shampoo bottle.
  3. Cut off the top and bottom. Cut lengthwise on one side.
  4. Cutting off the top of the bottle.
    Cutting down the side of the bottle.
    The bottle after cutting the top and bottom off and splitting the side.
  5. Cut a flat piece from the transparent plastic bottle. Trace the sides of the cut shampoo bottle so that the spacing between the cut along the edges is 0.9 inches - for the zipper. Cut out these two pieces. Cut a strip 0.9 inches wide in the middle of one piece.
  6. Marking the side of the opening.
    Cutting clear plastic pieces out for the ends.

  7. Now you need to make holes at the edges at the same distance. Make a paper template: draw a line on the squared paper - for the edge, mark the holes for 0.3 inches from the edge. Place the transparent pieces on top of this template and make holes at the edges (rotate pieces).
    If your shampoo bottle is not transparent, make a template out of the transparent plastic bottle in the same way. Place this template on top of the cut shampoo bottle and make holes around the edges.
  8. Poking holes into the pieces of plastic.
  9. Sew the edges with a blanket stitch.
  10. Mark the edges with blue thread.
    All the plastic pieces edged in blue thread.

  11. Sew all parts of the case.
  12. Sewing the ends.
    Showing the finished side of the bottle.
    Showing the finished side of the bottle.
  13. Sew on the zipper.
  14. Sewing in a zipper to the side.
    The completed zipper bag.
  15. Your case is ready. Fill it up and enjoy it. You can use it as a pencil case or as a case for glasses or for other things.
  16. The completed zipper bag.
    The completed zipper bag.
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May 23, 20210 found this helpful

I love using my 'recycling' bin as a source for crafts. Thank you for another idea.

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May 24, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you!!

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