Introduction: Wine Gift Bag

When someone invites you to dinner at their home, you don't want to show up empty handed, so why not take a nice bottle of wine.

Here's a clever way to make a wine gift bag out of an old Hawaiian shirt!

Step 1: Supplies

1 Hawaiian shirt

1 solid color shirt for the lining

matching thread

sewing machine

measuring tape

scissors

24" long piece of 5/8" wide ribbon

large safety pin

Step 2: Cut Fabric

Wash the shirt before you cut it up.

Cut a rectangle 15" x 18" out of the back section of the Hawaiian shirt.

Cut another rectangle 15" x 18" out of a solid matching fabric for the lining.

Step 3: Buttonholes

For the ribbon casing you will need 2 buttonholes to thread the ribbon in and out of.

Place a scrap piece of fabric on the wrong side under where the buttonholes are going to go.

Measure 2-1/2" from the top of bag and 1-1/2" from each side.Pin.

Sew 2 buttonholes.

Step 4: Sew Sides and Bottom

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together. Pin.

Repeat for lining.

Sew down the side and across the bottom edge with 1/2" seam allowance.

With your fingernail, press the seams open.

Step 5: Corners

Open the bottom corners flat and pin according to photo.

Stitch across 1" from both corners.

Repeat with lining section.

Cut off excess fabric 1/4" from seam. Turn bag right side out.

Step 6: Lining in Bag

Place the lining inside the bag, matching seams. Turn the top edges down 1/2". Pin.

Stitch across top 1/4" from edge.

Step 7: Ribbon Casing

Stitch around the bag just above the buttonholes and then again just below the buttonholes creating the casing. Place a large safety pin on one end of the ribbon and thread it into one buttonhole, through the casing and out the other buttonhole.

Step 8: Finished Bag

Place a bottle of wine in the bag and gently pull the ends of ribbon tight and tie in a pretty bow!

Now you can take a bottle of wine to a dinner party in style.

Aloha!

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DorisNorris made it!(author)2016-05-28

great

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