How To Make Unique Wine Gift Bags - Wine Turtle

How To Make Unique Wine Gift Bags

How To Make Unique Wine Gift Bags

How To Make Unique Wine Gift Bags

When organizing a party or during the holiday season, finding the right gift for everyone is often a hassle. Giving your relatives and friends a bottle of wine is always a good idea, but what to do if you don’t like stock wine gift bags?

On the market, there are numerous wine gift bags made of paper, cardboard, or even fabric. Nevertheless, you can add a touch of originality to the gift with a handmade bag made of fabric.

These bags have the advantage of being customizable, unique, and made to measure for all your bottles. Moreover, they are a more appropriate choice for homemade wine.

Making unique wine gift bags for every member of your family is easy and fun. In this article, we’ll show you how to make both simple and reversible wine gift bags to impress everyone at the party!

Wine Gift Bag Materials

To make wine gift bags you will need:

  • check
    Fabric;
  • check
    Ribbon;
  • check
    Thread;
  • check
    Rotary cutter or scissors;
  • check
    Cutting mat;
  • check
    Ruler.

How To Make Wine Gift Bags

You can make simple or double-faced wine gift bags with any type of fabric you like. For example, you can use a solid color or printed fabric. Holiday themed fabric is ideal when sewing gift bags for Christmas or New Year.

If you want to recycle old garments, you could even use old shirts, denim jeans, or knitted blouses to make original and unique wine gift bags.

If you want to create more versatile bags, the double-faced models are reversible, reusable, and can suit more than one occasion.

How To Make A Simple Wine Gift Bag

Wine Gift Bags
  • check
    To make wine gift bags, the first step is to cut the fabric to the desired dimension. For standard bottles, the desired dimension is 33x8 inches. To cut the fabric with ease, use the cutting mat to determine dimensions and a ruler and rotary cutter to cut straight lines.
  • check
    Over each small side of the fabric, fold over a hem of about 0,5 inches and secure it with pins. Sew a straight stitch over each hem to secure them in place.
  • check
    At this point, fold the fabric piece in half. Your hemmed edges should be one on top of the other and the fabric should be perfectly folded to form a smaller square.
  • check
    Sew a straight stitch over each long side of the fabric.
  • check
    Turn the bag outside right, making sure that each corner is pocked out. Put the bottle inside the bag and tie a decorative ribbon around the neck of the bottle.

This wine gift bag is spacious enough to hold even larger bottles such as bottles of champagne or pinot.

How To Make A Reversible Wine Gift Bag

As mentioned above, reversible wine gift bags are more versatile. Moreover, they are more beautiful and have a more classy aspect. Since attention to detail matters, here is how to make a reversible wine gift bag.

  • check
    To make reversible wine gift bags you will need four pieces of fabric with the dimensions of 18x8 inches. You can cut the fabric using the same method described above. Depending on your personal taste and creativity, you can use different fabrics to make the sides of the bag.
  • check
    Make a bag sewing two pieces of fabric together. On both long sides, sew the pieces of fabric for a length of 12 inches and break the stitching. Leave an inch of space and continue stitching for the remaining length of the long side. Sew one short side as well, leaving the other one unstitched.
  • check
    On the corners of the bag, draw a straight line to form a triangle. Sew a straight stitch on that line and trim off the corners of the bag. Ideally, you should sew across each corner at 1,5 inches from the tip of the triangle. At this point, turn the bag outside right.
  • check
    Make another bag using the indications above but don’t turn it outside right.
  • check
    On the unstitched sides of the bags, make a 0,5 inches hem and secure it in place with pins.
  • check
    Put one bag into the other, making sure that the wrong sides are facing, then sew the hems together. In this way, you will join the two bags and make one.
  • check
    Use the 1 inch channel remained unstitched to insert a beautiful ribbon as a drawstring. To do this, cut two pieces of ribbon of 24 inches each and use a large safety pin to thread the ribbon around the bag. Tie the ends of the ribbon together and pull it to gather the bag around the bottle.

This bag is also large enough to accommodate bottles of various dimensions, including champagne or pinot bottles.

Wine Gift Bag Alternatives

A wine gift bag is probably the most stylish alternative when it comes to packing your bottles. However, if you’re not really talented with stitching yet still want to make your own packaging, you can wrap the bottles in various materials to create original designs.

A simple idea is to use the sleeves of old knits or long wool socks to make unique wine gift bags. Alternatively, you could use squares of jute or even tea towels to wrap the bottles. Don’t forget to embellish the design with beautiful ribbons and small cards.

Final Thoughts

Whether it’s for the holidays season, for a birthday, or simply for a wine party, a wine bottle will always be an inspired choice.

To show your hosts or guests that you really care, use DIY wine bottle labels and a beautiful wine gift bag to add value to your bottles. We guarantee that the attention to detail will certainly impress everyone!

Leave a Reply 0 comments