Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Here is a simple project from Pat Delaney of Crabtree Lane Quilts to make for the holidays or anytime you need a quick wrap for a gift of wine or Champagne.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

I like to make gifts a little more special when I can. But like for everyone, this time of year gets especially busy and I want a fast, easy project. A stash of homemade wine gift bags are ready to go at a moment’s notice. (I might also admit to making one an hour before I need it, too.) I make ones for various seasons, holidays, and special occasions. The best part is, besides being a quick project, I can use up snips of trims, ribbons, and fabrics on hand.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Materials to Make a Wine Bottle Gift Bag

  • Various fabrics, about a fat quarter or half yard each
  • Trims like ric-rac or home dec trimmings
  • Coordinating thread
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler
  • Sewing machine (I use a BERNINA 790)
  • Patchwork foot #97D
  • Iron and pressing surface

For this project, I use my BERNINA 790 with a 97D foot, without the screw-on bed-tool, and the single-hole throat plate. A new needle is always a good idea and I use a number 80 Microtex.

My favorite part is choosing the fabrics for the bag and lining. Cut a rectangle 12 ½″ wide by 14″ high for the bag. Pay attention to any directional fabric. The lining is cut 12 ½″ wide by 8″ high.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

I first hem the lining on one 12 ½″ side with about a 3/8″ hem.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Since it will be inside, I save time by not rolling it twice. Join the lining and bag-right sides together- on the 12 ½″ side which will be the top of the bag.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Press it flat.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Flip the lining down and press again with about 1″ showing above the top of the bag.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Open flat again and stitch closed with right sides together using a quarter inch seam allowance.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Start from the lining hem and stitch to the bottom of the bag taking care to match the seams.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Snip the corner.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Turn right side out.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Press bag flat with lining tucked inside.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Slip onto the free arm of the machine and attach ribbon to the side seam with a few stitches about 4″ from the top of the bag.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

To complete the bag I slip in a silk flower, floral berries, or a small ornament.

Wine bottle gift bag tutorial

Cheers!

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