When heading to a special party or formal event a sensible gift to bring is the classic bottle of wine. While often the big choice is based on which wine you bring, now there is an added touch of tasteful and fun gift bags to package your gift. In less than an hour of sewing time you will be ready to make your offering stand out among the others and treat your host to a decorative wine bag.
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Things you need
- Fabric of your choice cut into two rectangles 6 1/2 by 20 inches 12 inches of coordinating ribbon 1/4 inch to 1 inch wide Sewing machine
Use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut your fabric into two large rectangles. Pin rectangles right sides together and be sure to line up all the edges.
Begin sewing a 1/4 inch seam down one long side, after backstitching to secure your stitch. Backstitch again when you reach the corner and continue around to the other side.
Continue sewing until you reach the end of the other long side and backstitch once more. Be sure to leave the one narrow end open.
Fold the end of your narrow opening down 1/2 inch and secure with pins. Sew this edge down or baste it in place. Fold the edge once more creating a 1-inch seam. Pin in place. Sew this hem down a 1/4 inch away from the bottom of the hem.
Clip any excess strings and turn the bag right side out. Push the corners out and smooth the seams as outward as possible. Iron if desired.
Place your wine of choice inside the bag and tie the ribbon into a bow outside the bottle just at the area of the bottle neck.
Making the Wine Bag
Tips and warnings
- Choose fabrics that fit the occasion. Christmas fabrics for a holiday party, polka dots for a birthday, stars and stripes for a fourth of July party, or choose a novelty fabric with grapes or wine bottles on it. These bags don't take that much fabric. Buying either a fat quarter or a 1/4 yard will give you enough to make one bag, keeping the price down.