Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Felt Wine Bags

This was the second project from my crafternoon.  My friend emailed me this project and I wanted to make it RIGHT AWAY.  What a great idea and a perfect hostess gift! The tutorial for this project can be found here.  She provides step by step instructions with pictures, which I forgot to take.  Her tutorial is for a no sew wine bag.  I didn't have stitch witchery and did have my machine out, so I decided to sew mine.  I just did two straight stitches on each side, stopping an inch from the bottom.  It was simple, only taking me a few minutes.  I added some of my favorite felt flowers to doll them up! I am completely obsessed with these bags and will be making tons more over the holiday season.  

Here are the directions from Under the Table and Dreaming...

No-Sew Felt Wine Wrap

Materials Needed:Felt
Stitch Witchery
Pinking Shears {or regular scissors}
A Bottle of Wine, Champagne, etc.

Double over a single cut of felt {so the crease is at the bottom} and cut a piece measuring 6 inches wide by 24 inches tall {you may need to adjust the measurements as wine bottles do vary in size}. I used pinking shears to give the edges a little design.
Sit the bottle right side up and place in the center of the felt; the top edge of the bottle resting on the guideline - trace around the bottom of the bottle.
Lift up the top layer of felt and proceed to cut out the traced circle. {this only needs to be done on the top layer} It is pretty easy if you fold the top layer of felt in half and cut small slit into the center of the circle.
The next step is to seam the sides. This can be done by sewing or simply using stitch witchery. [Stitch Witchery is a polyamide fusible web that permanently bonds two layers of fabric together - and yes it works on felt too!]

Cut two strips of the stitch witchery, one for each side. Place each strip in between the felt as close as you can to the outer edges of each side, leaving a one inch opening at the bottom crease. {as shown above} Lightly press with a steam iron set to the wool setting. Keep the iron moving at all times when placed on the felt, as if left in one spot it will melt the fibers. It only takes 30 seconds or so to fuse.
Once the sides are together, seam the top in the same fashion. Depending upon the size of your actual bottle you may need to trim the top just a bit.


  1. u gave me an idea, great job ;) im gonna do smtg different but i like its shape and i'll use it. when its done i'll post mine to my blog

  2. Your work is simple but classy - legit enough for a wine tote. Even if all the sides are well-sewed, wines should still be handled with care to avoid accidents. Hope to see more of your designs, Leah!

    -Ursula Bettendorf @ TipsyTotes


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