Wine Bag out of a old sweater (A Dabbled Re-run)

While we are sweating over whether a cousin having our 3 year old for a ringbearer at her wedding today might be a really bad idea, you are treated to an older project that you might have missed! Enjoy!

Cozy Wine Bag:

Wine Bottle Cozy - quickie wine bag for xmas giftThis was a ultra quick project that I did because I wanted to bring a bottle of wine to a party, and wanted to include a cute wine bag. I’m sure someone has thought of this before, but I noticed my pile of sweaters sitting around from my sweater recycling projects (the elepurse, the snake, the future stuffed robot that I still haven’t done) and figured a sweater sleeve would make an ideal Wine Cozy! You could also really spiff this up by using a fancier sweater, or adding embellishment, but I had only a short while til the party :)

The Process:
(You can see the original sweater used, in this previous post)
I held up a wine bottle to the sleeve to get an idea of the length, and cut it off with a bit to spare for hemming on the bottom. I though a different color would be cute for the bottom, so I used a scrap left over from the first elephant purse. And grosgrain ribbon left over as well for the (poorly tied) bow.

The sleeve was wider than I liked, and got wider as it went up, so I turned it inside out and machine stiched up one side, so it was more of a rectangle (tube). You don’t have to be exact with a project like this–i didn’t measure, I just estimated. Then I cut out a circle of the light green sweater material, with a diameter of an inch or so wider than the width of the tube. Keeping the tube wrong side out, I machine stiched the circle onto the tube. Again, this was a quick and dirty job. Turning right side out you get a nice round finished bottom.

Bottom of Wine Bottle CozyThe top of the bag is already finished, since it’s the end of the sleeve, but I added the ribbon to close the bag. Here I was very lazy, but you could do something more finished–I only had about 10 minutes til the party!– I just snipped holes in the sleeve a few inches from the top, and threaded the ribbon through. That of course won’t hold up very well, but I figured a wine bag wasn’t going to get heavy use.

And that’s it! Cheap, easy, and looks spiffy! Make some now to use for your holiday parties that will inevitable come as the winter gets cooler…!