Over the holidays, we were lucky to have some of our projects featured one of our favorite blogs, PB&J Stories. If you missed our projects on PB&J Stories, here’s your second chance! These DIY gift bags are easy to make and have lots of great uses:
Gift bags for wine bottles can be expensive so I started making my own. I discovered that it was easy and after the wine is gone, the bags can be repurposed for other things. I use one of my favorite wine bags as a cover for my flat iron when traveling. It keeps the hot iron from burning the contents of my luggage when packing in a hurry.
Making your own is not only easy but it’s a great way to use up scrap fabric. This tutorial will illustrate how to make a completely reversible wine bag…
when flipped inside out, it has a completely different look.
Start with two pieces of fabric: one 15″x18″ and the other 15″x14″. I will refer to these two pieces as the long piece and the short piece.
I chose a piece of coffee bag for the short piece and a red printed canvas for the long piece.
Fold both pieces in half on the 15″ side (with the good sides facing inside).
Sew each piece on two sides creating a pocket.
Then flip only the short piece, right side out.
Stuff the short piece inside the long piece until the raw edges meet up.
Sew the raw edges together only 2/3 of the way around the circle.
Now flip the burlap bag right side out, using the hole (the 1/3 portion of the circle that wasn’t sewn together).
Then insert the long piece inside the short piece.
Blind stitch by hand the small remaining hole.
Now you have one wine bag holder with two different looks!
(If desired, a tie can be made by using a fabric strip 4.5″x 15″. Sew two sides of the fabric with the good sides facing in. Then flip inside out and hand sew remaining end closed.)