DIY Gift Bag for Wine Bottles: Step-by-Step Festive Sewing!
Cutting it fine with your Christmas shopping this year? Or perhaps there’s a few people left on your gift list that you just have no clue what to buy for? Popping a nice bottle of wine under the Christmas tree is always a great option to fall back on… but it can feel a little impersonal. Unless, of course, you’ve worked your way through this fantastic sewing project from the lovely Becky Cole! This step-by-step tutorial guides you through how to craft a gorgeous DIY gift bag for wine bottles (or any other bottle you know they’ll love!) and provides the perfect way to add a thoughtful and creative finish to your Christmas gift.
Step-by-step DIY Gift Bag for Wine Bottles:
Using a set of compasses and a piece of paper, draw a circle with a radius of 5cm. Then draw another circle around this circle with a radius of 6cm. Cut out the circle around the 6cm line using your paper scissors.
Cut a rectangle from the blue fabric measuring 14cm x 33.5cm and a large circle using your paper shape that you have just made. Next, cut out a rectangle from the In-R Form measuring 12cm x 31.5cm, and a smaller circle, with a radius of 5cm. Using your iron, fix the In-R Form shapes to the wrong side of the fabric so that there is 1cm of excess fabric all the way around.
With right sides together, stitch up the shorter ends of the large rectangle to form a tube.
Taking the blue circle piece, pin it along the bottom edge of the tube, using the edge of the In-R Form as a guide. This can be rather fiddly, so you may find it easier to tack this stitching line before attempting to sew it. Once you are happy with the placement, stitch the circle in place. Snip into the seam allowance all the way round, to help it sit flat when we turn it round the right way.
Cut out a rectangle from your red fabric measuring 30cm x 33.5cm. Fold it in half, right sides together, lining up the shorter edges, and stich a seam with 1cm seam allowance to form another tube. Press the seam open.
Turn the red fabric tube the right way around and push it inside the smaller navy ‘cup’. Line up the top edges and pin in place. Stitch around the edge using the In-R Form as a guide and pull the red lining out so you now have an inside-out bottle holder.
Turn the whole thing round the right way, taking time to push out the edge of the circle base.
Cut a second rectangle of red fabric for the lining measuring 42cm x 33.5cm. Fold in half, right sides together, lining up the longer edges. Stitch along this edge with a 1cm seam allowance, leaving an open gap approximately 7cm wide in the middle of the seam.
Cut a 6cm circle out of the red fabric and pin this in place as you did with the blue glittery fabric. Again, tack in place if you find this helps. Stitch it in place and snip into the seam allowance all the way around.
Insert the blue based fabric shape inside the lining tube you have just made so that the right sides are facing each other. Pin along the top edge and stitch with a 1cm seam allowance.
Pull the blue based tube out through the gap you left in the side of the seam and turn the red lining piece round the right way. Lay the seam flat where you left the gap and now close this up by stitching a narrow seam 1-2mm in.
Push the lining piece down inside the outer shell and press the top edge seam. Sew a line of stitching 1-2mm in from the top to help keep the edge neat.
Place your bottle of wine inside and tie up the top with the navy ribbon.
Now your DIY gift bag for wine bottles is complete, you can fill it with their favourite tipple, and stash it under the tree until Christmas Day!
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