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Elegant Wine Bag

Elegant Wine Bag

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.


Wine is a classic gift to bring to housewarming parties, book clubs, and holiday get-togethers. Give your bottle of vino wrapped in this elegant wine bag at your next event!


Project Needs & Notes

- 1/3 yard lightweight faux suede (for outer shell)
- 1/3 yard lightweight faux suede (for inner lining)
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- 28" length of decorative cord (for ties)
- Tape

The design used in this tutorial is L2351, French Market Wine (Toile).

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To get started, print the PDF of the pattern pieces. There are two pattern pieces that will print on two pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Cut a piece of lightweight faux suede a bit larger than the pattern piece.

Lay the pattern piece on top of the fabric, pin in place, and using an air-erase pen to trace the shape.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

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 within the shape, allowing about 3" between the bottom edge of the design and the bottom edge of the shape.

Mark the center point and the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Remove the template.

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

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

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

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

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

Cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Lay the embroidered front piece on top of the remaining faux suede, right sides together. Pin in place, and cut around the shape of the front piece.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only -- leave the top edge open for turning. Turn the outer shell right side out.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

To prepare the inner lining, cut two pieces of lightweight faux suede, using the pattern piece as a guide.

Place the pieces together, right sides together, and pin in place.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Insert the outer shell inside the inner lining, right sides together. Align the side seams and top raw edges together.

Pin in place. Sew a 1/2" seam along the top edge leaving about 3" open along the back.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Turn the fabric right side out and insert the inner lining inside the outer shell.

Turn the fabric of the opening in 1/2", pin in place, and then top stitch a 1/4" seam along the entire top edge of the bag.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Make a mark 3" down from the top center of the back of the bag.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Bring the ends of the cord together and find the center of the cord. Pin the center of the cord at the mark on the bag. Tack the cord in place with a few stitches, stitching through both layers of the back of the bag.

Note: You can use decorative cord with tasseled ends for added flair, but you can also use decorative rope and add beads or just simply tie the ends into knots. This tasseled rope was found at Joann Fabrics in the drapery section.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Insert the wine bottle, wrap the cord around to the front, and tie it up with a bow.

Free project instructions to create an elegant wine bag.

Anyone will love getting a bottle of their favorite vintage wrapped inside a sophisticated wine bag.

Chic embroidery and a tassel tie give this bag a contemporary finish.

Elegant Wine Bag



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Products used in this Project:

French Market Wine (Toile) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.90" x 9.01" | 5.87" x 7.62" | 4.87" x 6.34"

Please Don't Make Me Prove It $4.49 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.85" x 8.69" | 5.86" x 7.44" | 4.86" x 6.17"