Sew a Holiday Wine Bag for Gift Giving

Wine Gift Bag

Christmas is right around the corner and I’m working on holiday gifts. Today I’ve combined my love of sewing with this awesome wine bag.

We all know that the best crafting projects start with great tutorials. I used a tutorial from Craftsy for making this “fat quarter friendly” project.

Sort through your fabric stash

I bet you have some wonderful fabrics that you can use for sewing up this wine bag. If not, pick up a couple fat quarters that fit the personality of your gift recipient and let’s get sewing! You’ll also need about 48 inches of ribbon.

I purchased this adorable fabric from a Ben Franklin store that I like to visit. Every now and then you have a little guy cutting down a tree. Reminds me of when the kids were little and Daddy used to take them out hunting for our Christmas tree.

I coordinated my main fabric with this diamond print fabric. Sorry I don’t have the fabric line that these came from, but they are very sweet.

<img src="fabric.gif" alt="Christmas tree fabric">

<img src="fabric.gif" alt="wine bag lining fabric">

Cut your two fat quarters.  I’ve cut out 4 pieces, each 7″x 18″.


<img src="fabric.jpg" alt="Wine bag cut fabric pieces">
Wine bag fabric pieces cut from two fat quarters

I marked my casing with a pencil.

When I got to my casing opening, I just back stitched, skipped forward, and back stitched again. All I had to do was clip the thread and the side opening was finished.

I used ribbon from my stash, that I had previously purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I love it when I can find something from my stash that works for a project. Twill tape or cord would work well. Use what you have.

<img src="wine bag.jpg" alt="wine bag opening">

Now we’re all finished and ready for gift giving.

This wine bag is reversible. I love how it turned out. The best part about it is that’s it’s reusable. It would make a great New Year’s Eve host or hostess gift. You could make it for any time of the year!

Please check out the Craftsy blog for the rest of the details for sewing this project and be sure to stop by as I bring you more crafts and DIY projects that you can make for your home, family and friends.