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Wine Bottle Tote Bag Pattern and Tutorial

I have the cutest Wine Bottle Tote Bag pattern and tutorial to share with you today.  It’s so easy to make and adds the perfect touch to any bottle you plan to gift! Plus it’s another great craft to make and sell!

wine bottle tote bag pattern

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Wine Bottle Tote Bag Pattern and Tutorial

I’ve been busy this week with Summer/Memorial Day-type food posts.  I have my ribs recipe, my Strawberry Trifle and now the perfect tote/gift bag for my wine bottle. 

Summer pool party here I come!

I have another wine bottle gift bag tutorial that I did about 8 years ago. (wow, time flies.) That bag is quick, easy and cute, but we can all agree there are times when a fancier gift bag is more appropriate, lol?

And this bag is definitely adorable.  I made this wine bottle tote with fabric from my stash, (you might recognize the fabric from this cross body tote bag project) but for the holidays I plan to use a solid fabric and bust out my embroidery skills with a few of these amazing wine bottle themed embroidery patterns.

diy wine bottle tote bag

This is also a great craft to make and sell!

Products used and recommended in this Easy Tote Bag Project:

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Other crafts to make and sell:

 

Ready to see how the tote bag is made? Read on!

 

How to make a Wine Bottle Tote Bag:

Materials needed

  • 1/2 yard heavy duty fabric (canvas, cotton duck) 
  • Iron, ruler
  • Basic Sewing supplies

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut pattern pieces.

Cut the following: 

Strap: 15 inches long by 3.75 wide

Side: 13.5 wide by 12.5 high

Bottom: 4.5 inch circle (print one here or trace something. I traced a roll of masking tape.)

Free wine bottle tote bag pattern

Step 2: Sew the strap.

Fold strap in half, press.

Open fabric, fold one edge in toward center, press.

Fold other edge in toward middle, press.

Fold edges together, press gain.

Sew a straight stitch, right along the edge of the strap.

Step 3:  Sew the side piece and enclose seam.

Fold top of side piece over .25 inch, press.  Fold edge over another inch and press again.  Use 3 of 4 pins to hold folded edge in place.

Fold side edges WRONG SIDES TOGETHER.  Sew along the edge with a .25 inch seam allowance.

Flip fabric wrong side out and press seam flat.

Sew along the edge with a .375 seam allowance. (this will enclose the seam and prevent fraying.)

Enclosed seam:

Step 4: Add the strap for the wine bottle tote bag.

Use a ruler and mark the center point of the tote with a pin.

Slip the strap into the top seam and pin into place.  (Line up the edge of the strap with the top edge of the tote,)

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Flip the tote around and repeat the above stp for the other side.  Take care to ensure the strap is not twisted. (You’ll need to roll up the bottom and send the strap around the bottom, that way when we flip it right side out the strap will be on the other side.)

diy wine bottle tote bag

Sew along the lower edge of the top seam.  You will have to work the fabric around the machine.  Be very careful to not sew over a pin or through the other side of the tote.

Next, fold the strap to the top and top stitch around the top edge.

Take care not to stitch through the other side.

Step 5: Attach the bottom to the tote bag.

Line up the bottom piece with the side piece, right sides together and start pinning.  Because you are fitting  a circle to a straight line, you will need to use lots of pins (smaller ones worked better, fyi) and ease the pieces together.  (Kind of like doing a set in sleeve.)

wine bottle tote bag pattern

Sew the bottom with a .25 inch seam allowance.

how to make a wine bottle tote bag

If you would like, you can finish the bottom seam with your serger or zig zag stitch.  Since it is at the very bottom, I opted to leave it unfinished.

Tim your strings, add a little Fray Check and the wine bottle tote bag is done!

diy wine bottle tote bag

Yield: 1 wine bottle tote bag

Wine Bottle Tote Bag Tutorial Instructions

how to make a wine bottle tote bag

This Wine Bottle Tote Bag Pattern is a Free Pattern and comes with step by step instructions. Easy to make and turns and bottle of wine into the perfect gift! (It's a great craft to make and sell too.)

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $3

Tools

Instructions

Step 1: Cut pattern pieces.

  1. Cut the following: 
  2. Strap: 15 inches long by 3.75 wide
  3. Side: 13.5 wide by 12.5 high
  4. Bottom: 4.5 inch circle (print one here or trace something. I traced a roll of masking tape.)

Step 2: Sew the strap.

  1. Fold strap in half, press.
  2. Open fabric, fold one edge in toward center, press.
  3. Fold other edge in toward middle, press.
  4. Fold edges together, press again.
  5. Sew a straight stitch, right along the open edge of the strap.

Step 3: Sew the side piece and enclose seam.

  1. Fold top of side piece over .25 inch, press. Fold edge over another inch and press again. Use 3 of 4 pins to hold folded edge in place.
  2. Fold side edges WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Sew along the edge with a .25 inch seam allowance.
  3. Flip fabric wrong side out and press seam flat.
  4. Sew along the seamed edge with a .375 seam allowance. (this will enclose the seam and prevent fraying.)

Step 4: Add the strap.

  1. Use a ruler and mark the center point of the top folded edge of the tote with a pin.
  2. Slip the strap in between the top folded seam and pin into place. (Line up the raw edge of the strap with the top edge of the tote.)
  3. Flip the tote around and repeat the above stp for the other side. Take care to ensure the strap is not twisted. (You'll need to roll up the bottom and send the strap around the bottom, that way when we flip it right side out the strap will be on the other side.)
  4. Sew along the lower edge of the top seam. You will have to work the fabric around the machine. Be very careful to not sew over a pin or through the other side of the tote.
  5. Next, fold the strap to the top and top stitch around the top edge to keep the strap in the up position.
  6. Take care not to stitch through the other side.

Step 5: Attach the bottom.

  1. Line up the bottom piece with the side piece, right sides together and start pinning. Because you are fitting a circle to a straight line, you will need to use lots of pins (smaller ones worked better, fyi) and ease the pieces together. (Kind of like doing a set in sleeve.)
  2. Sew the bottom with a .25 inch seam allowance.
  3. If you would like, you can finish the bottom seam with your serger or zig zag stitch. Since it is at the very bottom, I opted to leave it unfinished.
  4. Tim your strings, add a little Fray Check and you are done!
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