Oh wine， how I love thee.And how I love the anthropologie-rumpled look of this cotton-linen blend Heather Ross fabric for a gift like this. I imagine toting it to the park for a picnic where all the ladies are wearing forties-inpired high heels while casually sipping Malbec as the sun sets. Or you know， a last minute dinner party gift， maybe with a few pretty wine glasses. Learn How to Sew a Wine Bag after the jump…；
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Isn’；t this fabric so amazing？ It’；s Heather Ross Far Far Away 2 Roses in Plum. This is a home decor weight fabric， a cotton-linen blend， so it’；s heavier. if you want to use a regular quilting cotton then definitely add some fusible interfacing to your project. I love the anthropologie-rumpled look of this fabric for a gift like this.
Let’；s start by making the strap. You could use cotton webbing or leather or whatever you’；ve got， but I made a fabric one. So start by cutting a 10″； X 4″； piece of fabric. Fold each long side into the center and iron (so each fold is 1″；)：
Then fold the whole thing in half (so the unfinished edges are enclosed in the fold) and iron again：
Sew the open edge with a straight stitch：
Then sew the opposite edge with a straight stitch：
On the sides of the strap， sew with a zig zag to finished the edges and keep them from unravelling：
Now let’；s make the bag. So cut a piece of fabric 12″； X 17″； and fold it in half right sides facing so two 17″； sides are aligned.
Sew up the 17″； edge (a straight stitch would be fine but I used a zig zag for extra strength) and finish the edge， I just cut with pinking shears：
Then sew one short side closed and finish the edge：
Now with the short sewn side on top， bring the long seam to the front center and fold into a triangle shape. You will have two triangles of fabric with a straight fold on the inside. Hard to explain but just do it and you’；ll see how it works. This is how you create a gusset：
Draw a 3″； line straight across the triangle. This pic is a 2″； line， but I realized after the fact that a 3″； line is necessary to create the proper gusset for a wine bottle：Lift up the top triangle and draw the same 3″； line on the bottom triangle：
Sew across the lines you drew：
Cut the tip of the triangle off above your sewn line：
Now turn your bag right side out. Along the top edge， fold the fabric 1″； to thw wrong side and iron：
Then fold another inch and iron， then sew in place：
Turn your bag right side out and pin your strap in place at each side， with the seam centered in between：
Sew the strap on each side with a box shape like so：
Add a gift tag， a bottle of wine， and maybe a few pretty wine glasses. Done!
Nice way to spruce up a simple gift right？ I want to go on a wine-drinking picnic right now. But I will also need a snuggie because it’；s way too cold for a wine-drinking picnic.
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