Reasons to Wine Bag

Stitch a bottle of cheer! Create a bag for that housewarming gift bottle or party bag embroidery project



Use a ¼" seam allowance

Make a test bag using one piece of scrap fabric (lining not necessary) to make sure the provided measurements will fit your bottle, adjust as needed keeping seam allowances in mind.


• Embroider the exterior fabric. Mark center of fabric by folding fabric in half on each side, embroider your desired design. Use OESD’s Perfect Embroidery Press Cloth to enhance your design, if desired. This project looks best with the design 3" - 5" from the bottom of fabric. Trim bag fabric to 13"W x 16"L, keeping in mind the above design placement recommendation.

• Sew bag exterior. Fold exterior piece in half to match raw edges (yielding a 6.5" x 16" piece), pin, sew down the side and bottom, press open seams.

• Sew bag lining. Cut lining fabric 13" x 16". Fold lining piece in half, just as you did the exterior, pin. Sew down side, leaving a 3" - 4" hole for turning later, sew across the bottom, press open seams.

• Make gussets. Cut out a 1" square from both corners of both the exterior and lining pieces.

• Create a 45 degree angle by matching seam line with fold/crease, pinch/pin together and stitch.

• Sew bag together. Turn exterior bag piece right side out, leave lining inside out, put exterior piece inside lining (should be right sides together), lining up seams, pin, sew around the top, backstitch at beginning and end.


Pull exterior through hole in lining, assemble bag, and press.

• Sew hole closed by hand or machine.

• Attach ribbon. If you already have your wine bottle, try out a perfect placement for tying, otherwise, measure 3" from top and stitch ribbon in place along the seamline.

• Place your bottle in the bag, tie ribbon, your bag is ready for gifting!

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