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How to Sew Reusable Wine Bags


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Looking for the cutest way to gift a bottle of wine? My DIY Reusable Wine Bags can be made in just minutes...and print out my free printable (punny) wine gift tags to go along with your bags. This is an easy hostess, coworker, neighbor, or friend gift for the holiday season. See how to sew your own reusable wine bags below.
How to Sew Reusable Wine Bags from Kitchen Towels
We love gifting wine around the holidays...it's such an enjoyable gift for so many of our friends and family. I thought it would be fun to create a unique way to wrap our wine bottles this year...and a kitchen towel was the perfect fit! Check out my tutorial for sewing reusable wine bags below.

Festive and Reusable Wine Bags

Not only have I made these as gifts for others, I've sewn a few to use ourselves. While they're fabulous for gifting wine, they're great to use for easy kitchen storage bags, too (they clean up well in the washing machine making these a win-win). I use my resuable wine bags for leftover pieces of baguette loaves after a meal (they make great toast the next morning for my kids). I've even used these bags for pretzels or crackers after their original packaging falls apart on me (just add a clothespin to the top). You'll think of so many uses. But again, my favorite use is as a gift bag for a bottle of your favorite wine. 

Wine Gift Ideas
And who wouldn't want to receive a fun wrapped up bottle of wine this season? I made these DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags for larger bottles of wine, but they can easily be adapted for a standard sized bottle, as well. But...hey, gifting a BIG bottle will put you a little higher up on the nice list, amiright?

I have the above pictured free printable wine bottle gift tags available, too. They come in both red and green versions with four different (and punny) poems. They're the perfect partner for the reusable wine bags.

How to Sew Reusable Wine Bags

The main tutorial below is for beginner sewers (honestly, if you've never even sewn before, you might be able to handle this super simple one). The beauty of using a kitchen towel is half of the seams are already sewn for you and there is minimal cutting. I included an option for using iron-on tape, if you prefer not to sew. That will make them less durable in the long run, but will certainly work in a pinch.
Kitchen Towel Gift Bags

Supplies for Reusable Wine Bags:

Custom Wine Bags

Directions to Sew Your Reusable Wine Bags

  • Start by measure the circumference of the largest part of your bottle. My bottles measured 12.5 inches around.
  • Add an inch and a half for seam allowance (and wiggle room to shimmy the bag onto the bottle). So, my bag needed a circumference of 14 inches, total. 
Kitchen towels are PERFECT for this...you can actually get two per bag. Folding them in half, the height is just right for a wine bottle (and then your top seams are already done for you). I didn't do a fancy bottom to my bag...I wanted these to be simple (after all, they're gift wrap, right?).


Sewing Gift Bags
  • Fold your towel in half and cut a 7" piece while it is folded in half (the two 7" parts, when folded together and sewn will equal the 14" I want). I didn't use the finished sides of the towel...I cut those off. If you purchase towels with vertical lines, like I did, these will be even easier to cut. 
  • Keeping the towel folded in half (inside out), pin or clip each of the sides (as pictured above). Again, no need to worry about the height since a towel is already the perfect length for this and your tops are done!

Fabric Wine Bottle Bags
  • Do a simple basic stitch up the two cut edges. 
  • Remove your pins as you sew.
  • Be sure to include about half of an inch of backstitching at the top and bottom to keep your stitch from unraveling. 
Optional No-Sew Tip: Use iron on tape in place of sewing seams up the sides. I like the Heat N Bond brand here on Amazon. 

Kitchen Towel Wine Bags
  • Turn your bag right side out.
  • Press your bag with a hot iron.

Sewing Wine Bags
  • Slip your wine bottle inside of the bag. The bottle won't be completely covered at the neck...but I like the look of it peeking out (plus, it's the perfect way to carry it).


Wine Gift Tags
  • Be sure to tie off the top of your bag with decorative ribbon or pom pom trim.
  • And grab the free printable wine bottle gift tags to attach to each of your bottles (again, they come in both red and green). Your recipients will love how cute their bottle of wine is when they get it!

How to Sew Reusable Wine Bags

More Wine Bag Tutorials




Wine Bag Pattern




11 comments:

  1. What a fun gift idea! The wine bags look so festive and the gift tags give it the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing! #client

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  2. Now this is perfect! I am going to make these for my kids teachers, they all deserve wine!! HA!! Maybe some of my coworkers too. thanks for the fun printable too

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  3. When I used to drink, Sutter Home was one of my favorite wines. The taste was so refreshing. I know the recipient of that gift will be very pleased. Cute little holiday notes to attach to them.

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  4. These are adorable! Great tutorial as well :)

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  5. I am seriously in love with this gift idea! I'm a known procrastinator, which sometimes tends to get me into trouble. This gift idea could come together quickly and would be loved -- but it has the touch of homemade added to it.

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  6. This is a nice little craft to do for the holidays. I haven't used a sewing machine since Home Ec in high school. I was I was more skilled in it – there are so many things you can do.

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  7. This is a really cute idea! I think I will try something similar for the party I am going to on Friday. Perfect timing :)

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  8. Fun idea for holiday gifts. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

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  9. I loved the wine bottle bags, and I especially liked the Christmas kitchen towels you used. I searched the internet to find some exactly like them, but to no avail. Could you please tell me when you purchased these great Christmas towels? Thank you! Valerie Fedder

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie. I actually grabbed them at our local Ross Dress for Less (if you don't have one...it's like a TJ Maxx or Marshall's). They were sold in a three pack. I went back the next day because I loved these patterns so much and they were already gone. :( Sorry I'm not much more help!!

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