Wine is a very popular drink, especially in the parties where hard liquor needs to be avoided. It is one of those drinks that you will find being served at almost all types of occasions, such as corporate parties, wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, etc. Wine lovers take utmost care of their wine bottles, with some of them even keeping them in a wine bag. Though one can find an array of wine bags in the market, it is fairly easy to sew one at home. Now, are you wondering how to make a wine bag? If yes, then read on further and get instructions for sewing a wine bag at home.
How To Sew A Wine Bag
- Measuring Tape
- Old Full Sleeve Shirt
- Fabric Ruler
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Machine
- Embellishments (optional)
- First of all, you need to measure the wine bottle. This will provide you with the measurements for the bag.
- Next, you need to cut the fabric i.e. shirtsleeve, as per the measurements of the wine bottle.
- Turn the shirt sleeve inside out.
- Pin raw end of shirt sleeve, after allowing a 1/4-inch seam.
- Using the sewing machine, close the pinned end of the shirt sleeve.
- Now, with the help of scissors, cut down a 1/2 inch slit, along the seam of the top edge.
- Crease the top edge of shirt sleeve, keeping a margin over ½-inch, and sew around.
- Again turn around the shirt sleeve, having the good part outside.
- Take the ribbon and thread it through the top opening, resulting in the creation of a drawstring.
- Make sure to tie knots in both the ends of ribbon.
- If you want, you can also add embellishments to the wine bag.
- Finally, place the bottle inside the bag and pull drawstring. Secure with a small, pretty bow.
- 2 pieces of Fabric, at least 13x14 inches and 8x14 inches plus scraps
- 12 inches String/ Twine
- Coordinating Thread
- Bottle of Wine
- Sewing Machine
- The first step would be to cut the primary fabric (13x14 inch) and accent fabrics (8x14 inch) in the desired measurement. Use a light material for making the bag. A heavy material makes the bottom of the bag uneven and chances are that the bottle might topple over.
- Now, put the right sides of the fabric in such a way that they are facing each other. Sew the two fabrics, along the 14-inch mark.
- The next step would be to fold the rectangle in half and sew along the primary fabric end, along the long edge. Leave the accent fabric end open.
- As for the bottom of the bag, open and fold it. When flat, mark stitch lines with a pen. The stitch lines should be perpendicular to the stitch line going across the bottom of the bag. It should be at a point, where it will be 3.25 inches long.
- The next step would be to trim off the corners of the bottom of the bag.
- Turn your bag right side out. You would notice that a square has been formed. This would serves as the bottom or the base of the wine bag.
- Since the bag is right side out, fold the accent in to the interior, leaving 2.5 inches showing on the outside and about 5 inches folded inside.
- Pin and then stitch around at the seam, where the accent and primary meet. This will secure the accent fabric in place.
- The next step would be to attach the string. For this, cut a 12-inch string and attach it to the back of the bag, at a point where the two fabrics meet.
- Congratulations, you have successfully made a wine bag. All you need to do is put your bottle of wine in the bag.