Makes 6 wine bags:
- 1 yard printed cotton, with grapes, wine bottles, or xmas motif
- 4 yards narrow ribbon, color to match print on the fabric
- Small piece of cardboard, cut into a circle with a 4″ to 4 1/4″ diameter
- Seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.
- Always back stitch at the beginning and end of sewing, unless otherwise stated.
- RS = right side of fabric, WS = wrong side of fabric
- Cut the fabric into 6 pieces, 13 1/2″ high by 11 1/2″ wide. Pay special attention to preserve the pattern of the fabric (if applicable) in the direction you want.
- From the remaining fabric, cut 6 circles using the piece of cardboard as a pattern.
- Cut the ribbon into 6 – 24″ pieces.
- Seam the “body” of the bag by folding the rectangle piece of fabric in half length wise, with RS together. Use a zigzag stitch to reinforce the seam. You should now have a cylindrical-shaped piece of fabric that is 13 1/2″ high, with circular openings on each end – 11 inches in diameter.
- Press open your seam.
- With WS of the cylinder facing out, fit a circle with WS facing out into the bottom of the cylinder. Pin the circle in place.
- Using a zigzag stitch, sew around the circle (this will become the bottom of your wine bag).
- Hem the top of your bag. Just in case hemming is new to you: First, fold in the (raw) top edge of the bag 1/4″ and press. Then, fold in/under another 1/2″ and press. Your first fold rolls inside the second and you end up with a nice folded edge on both the top and bottom. Press this double fold and stitch down, sewing close to the fold in the fabric.
- Fold the ribbon in half and attach to the seam on the RS of the bag body, 2″ below the top.
- Place your bottle of wine in the bag and tie the ribbon, and you are ready to go!