I would like to share an easy little project I put together just for you. It is a tutorial for a Wine Gift Bag. Just a little project that can be done in a very short amount of time, but will add just a little something special to any gift.
Materials needed for this project:
- 1/4 yard pretty fabric
- 20 inches of coordinating ribbon for the tie
- coordinating thread
Fold your fabric in half, selvage to selvage. Measuring from the folded side, cut a piece of fabric 17.25 inches wide by 6 inches tall. (when unfolded, it will be 34.5 x 6)
Next, flip your fabric and fold it right sides together and sew up the long sides using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Do this for both sides.
Clip the corners of the bottom as shown, taking care not to cut into your seam.
Flip the bag right side out. Use a pencil or turning tool to help turn the corners of the bag.
Fold the top edge over 1/2 inch and press. Pin if needed. Sew a straight stitch 1/4th inch from the folded edge. Be careful not to catch the other side of the bag in your stitches.
Next fold the top side in again, this time 2 1/4 inches. Press well and sew a straight stitch 2 inches from the fold. You will probably need to manipulate your fabric around since the opening might be too narrow to fit around your machine. (Mine was.) This stitch should catch the folded inside edge.
Finally, cut a strip of ribbon to about 20 inches in length. Tie a pretty bow around the bottle neck.
Tada! You’re done! A cute little gift bag, which could be used for many different-sized gifts, not just wine bottles. All you would need to do is to adjust your measurements!
Can I tell you a secret? I tried a little experiment… The striped bag is made completely with hot glue! Yep, hot glue, no sewing at all… So I guess this could be a no-sew project too!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.