DIY |burlap wine bags

{ burlap wine bag }

I had several yards of burlap left over from my wreath project. So, I tried to come up with a little project to use what I had a left over. I came up with burlap wine bags. Not only was I able to find a use for the burlap, but also I thought these would make great Christmas gifts. Plus, I already had all of the supplies on hand. Here’s what you’ll need…

  • burlap
  • ribbon
  • paint
  • cardboard (for stencil)

I made a few stencils out of cardboard (the thinner the better – I found that manila file folders worked best).

{ the stencil }

After using a wine bottle to measure how much fabric I would need, I ran a few simple stitches to form a sleeve.

{ sewing the sleeve }

I used the stencils to paint seasonal words on the burlap.

{ joy. }

I folded over the excess fabric at the top of the sleeve to make a large hem.

{ the hem }

Then I ran one more stitch about a 1/2 inch from the hem stitch – this created a little pocket so I could create a drawstring. I snipped the front of the drawstring pocket so I had a place to string the ribbon. After running a ribbon through the pocket (the first try wasn’t so easy!) it was finished.

{ the drawstring }

{ all finished! }

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7 thoughts on “DIY |burlap wine bags

  1. It’s the adorable wine bags! I might copy this idea when my best friend’s birthday rolls around.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth, I’m writing an article about homemade wine gift bags for SheKnows.com and would love to feature these festive burlap bags. I would include a photo credit and link to this blog post. If that sounds good, please email and let me know. Thanks! Elaina

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