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
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
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.