On the 5th Day of Christmas, there were 5 Golden Rings; but how about a bottle wrap instead!
December 5, 2008
I have persuaded our own Robin Montgomery in Customer Service to share her instructions for her wine bottle wrappers. It is good to have someone share their ideas with us.
Here is a picture of Robin's wraps:
1/2 yard of fabric
Cut 2 pieces of fabric that measure 18'' wide x 16'' tall. If your bottle is larger or smaller, just measure the bottle and cut 2 pieces of fabric to the measurement of your bottle, allowing 1-2 inches for hem.
Cut 1 piece of fabric 2 1/2 inches x 13 inches long. Fold in half on the long side, right sides together, Stitch a 1/4 inch seam and turn to the right side. Press. Stitch ends. Fold fabric in half. When you stitch the body of the bag together insert the folded fabric tie about 1- 1 1/2 inches from the top. The folded edge will be caught in the seam. You will never lose your tie.
Do a double rolled hem on one of the 18 inch wide sides of the main fabric.
I like to finish all of my seams, so I do enclosed or French seams on my bags. To do this, fold the fabric in half with the hemmed edge being the top of the bag. Fold the fabric so that it is wrong sides together and do a ¼ inch seam. Turn bag inside out. Right sides will be together. Sew 1/4 seam along the same seam. This is where your tie is inserted. Turn right side out and you will not have any unfinished seams. This will make one unlined bag.
I love the way the tie is sewn into the seam of the wrap, so when you insert your bottle or jar the tie can be tied around the neck of the bottle.You will never lose the tie.
I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did. Thank you, Robin.
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