Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wine Bottle Cover Hostess Gift

'Tis the season for Christmas parties! Of course this means you will need a quick and easy hostess gift for all those holiday parties fast approaching. Personally, I love to bring a nice bottle of wine for the hostess. Good wine is always appreciated. And bringing a plain undecorated bottle just seems sort of boring. So I whipped up a few covers for some upcoming parties this holiday season. 

You will need:

1/2 yard of 45" wide quilting cotton. 
Thread to match
1 yard of 1/2" wide matching ribbon. 

First cut out a piece 14" x 16". You should be able to get two of these from a 1/2 yard of fabric. You might want to lay out your bottle of wine to determine the perfect size to cut in case your bottle is larger.

The next step is to pin together the two 16" sides. Sew together with a 1/4" seam using the side of the presser foot for a guide. 

Finger press the seams open and stitch along the one short end. 

Then fold the opposite way and stitch an 1-1/2" away from the point creating a small triangle dart. This creates a box style bottom to the bag. 

The next step is to hem the top of the bag with a narrow 3/8 inch hem. Turn the hem under 3/8" and then turn again 3/8" and top stitch creating the hem for a neat clean finish. 

The final step is to turn bag to right side out. Measure down 3-1/2" inch down from hem and tack ribbon down. Angle the edges of the ribbon with scissors and you're done! 

A perfect quick and easy hostess gift for parties! Of course choosing the right wine is the hardest part. 


  1. Very cool. I like the smug smile of the silver bird, he obviously thinks HE is getting all the wine!

  2. These are so cute and goth-y! Much prettier than those party bags one can usually buy from the liquor shop. :)