Wine Bottle Gift Bag
(It’s simpler than I make it sound.)
7 ¼” x 27” for bag
2 ¼” x 13” for binding
2 ¾” x 27” for tie
(I should have chosen a different fabric for the tutorial, it’s a bit hard to see.)
Fold bag fabric in half, with wrong sides together. (Yes, wrong sides together. This is how you do French seams.)
Stitch ¼” up the sides.
Trim the seam allowance a bit, so it’s more like 1/8”.
Fold inside out and stitch 3/8” seam allowance up the sides.
As you can see, it makes nice, clean seams on the inside.
Fold right side out. Wrap binding around top and mark where to sew so it fits nicely. The bag should be something like 12″ in circumference so if you fold it in half and sew at 6″ that should be cool too.
Then pin in place and sew onto bag with a ¼” seam allowance from the top.
Fold right side out and iron the inside seam allowance up.
Fold the binding down and stitch.
Fold and iron the tie in half twice lengthwise.
Fold the corners down then back and fold the whole thing in half.
Stitch along open side and ends.
Center the tie with the width of bag and about 2 ½” – 3” from the top.
Double stitch in the center (for added security.) Make sure to only go through one side of the bag. It takes a bit of wriggling to get it under the foot but you can do it.