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Quilted Wine Bag

 

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.


Gift a bottle of wine or sparkling cider in style with a festive quilted wine bag. A handy opening at the top lets you carry it with ease, while a quilted cotton lining keeps the glass bottle from breaking. Use festive embroidery and fabric for the holidays, or try different prints and designs for other special occasions.


Project Needs & Notes

- 1/3 yard lightweight cotton (for outer shell)
- 1/3 yard quilted cotton (for inner lining)
- 1/4 yard print quilter's cotton

- Medium-weight (2.5 - 3 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Extra-wide double-fold bias tape
- Decorative trim
- Fabric glue
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing

For this tutorial, I used the small size of the
Christmas Pine Boughs Spray design and the small size of the Christmas Poinsettias Spray design. Find even more festive designs in the Christmas category.

Finished Size: 4 1/2" wide x 16 1/2" high x 4 1/2" deep

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

First, prepare one side of the outer shell fabric for the embroidery.

On the lightweight cotton, draw a 7 3/4" x 14" rectangle.

Measure and mark 2 1/2" up along the side edges starting at the bottom corners.

Draw a line connecting the marks -- the area below the line will become the bottom of the bag.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Center
the template of the design inside the top portion of the shape.

Mark the center point and horizontal and vertical axis points.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Remove the template. Draw lines connecting the marks.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together, aligning the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly aligned with the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Cut out the shape.

To prepare the top handle piece of the bag, print the PDF of the pattern piece. There is one pattern piece that will print on a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Cut out the pattern piece around the outer shape and inside the shape.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Lay the print cotton fabric flat and pin the pattern piece on top.

Trace the shape onto the fabric.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Remove the pattern piece and cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Lay the embroidered side piece flat with the right side facing up.

Align the top handle piece on top, right sides together. The bottom edge of the top piece should be aligned with the top edge of the side piece.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the pinned edge only. Press the seam with an iron.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Top stitch a 1/4" seam along the print cotton edge of the seam.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Follow the same steps you did earlier to create a second side piece.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

To prepare the inner lining pieces, lay the quilted cotton flat with the right sides facing up.

Lay the assembled side pieces on top and pin in place.

Trace the shapes, and cut out (including the inner shapes).

Set the quilted cotton pieces aside for now.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Align the assembled side pieces together, right sides together.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only -- leave the top open for turning.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

To square off the bottom, align the bottom seams with the side seams.

Measure and mark in 2 1/2" from the points of the corners.

Draw a line at the mark perpendicular to the seam.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Sew a seam along the line and trim the corner leaving about 1/4" excess.

Turn the outer shell right side out.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Align the quilted cotton pieces together, right sides together.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges of the fabric -- leave the top edge open.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Square off the bottom just as you did for the outer shell, but first trim away the seam allowance leaving about 1/8" excess.

Doing this makes the inner lining less bulky when inserted into the outer shell.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Insert the quilted cotton inner lining inside the outer shell, wrong sides together.

Align the side seams and top raw edges together, and pin in place.

Hand stitch around the inner openings tacking all the layers together.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Sew a 1/8" seam along the top raw edges of the bag.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Wrap bias tape around the top edge of the bag, pin in place, and sew a seam along the inner edge of the tape.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

To finish the bag, use fabric glue to add decorative trim around the raw edges of the inner openings.

Free project instructions to make a Quilted Wine Bag.

Use this quilted wine bag as wrapping when gifting a bottle of wine, or use it yourself to carry bottles to parties or dinner.

It can easily be adapted for various seasons and occasions by using different designs and fabric patterns.


Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

Christmas Pine Boughs Spray $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.87" x 11.79" | 4.75" x 9.39" | 3.40" x 6.84"

Christmas Poinsettias Spray $4.49 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.41" x 11.80" | 4.31" x 9.41" | 3.15" x 6.86"

Christmas Holly Spray $3.49 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

4.41" x 11.78" | 3.53" x 9.41" | 2.57" x 6.86"

Blue Christmas Holly $4.99 - $6.99

Available in 4 Sizes:

6.64" x 11.75" | 5.32" x 9.41" | 4.42" x 7.80" | 3.88" x 6.85"