Wine Bottle Gift Bag Instructions

Well my shiny new silk turned up today and it is just the most gorgeous colours, which matched in perfectly with the peacock feathers.  The photos don’t really capture the colour all that accurately as it is a particularly dim and dingy day but I’m sure you are well aware of what a peacock feather looks like so just imagine that!

Anyway, I was using a different colour for the inside than the outside but obviously it would work just as well with just using two squares/circles of the same fabric…

Cut two circles (one of each colour in my case) 10cm in diameter (this followed a  lot of frantic measuring in my kitchen to find something that was the right size, ramekin to the rescue!).  Cut two squares (again one in each colour for me) 33cm wide and 34cm tall.   See picture 1.

Pin the base to the shortest edge of the rectangle, being careful not to ‘pinch’ the rectangle. Picture 2.

Stitch round where you’ve pinned and turn right side out. Picture 3.

With right sides together, stitch the two remaining short edges of the fabric together. Picture 4.

Fold so the long edges are together, stitch along the length leaving a couple of edges open on the part of the fabric that will be on the inside so you can turn it through. Stitch the opening closed.  Picture 5.

In my case, I wanted to add the peacock feather embellishment  which I did by just using tiny stitches along the stem and then just drawing the fabric over the bottom of the feather to hold it firm and hide the edge.

Add a bottle and a ribbon and there you go! I was so pleased with the results that I used up most of my silk in making four bags – that way I will always have one handy and it is so much easier to make in batches than start from scratch.  Lots of other ideas for variations on a theme going on in my  head – no doubt more experiments are to follow!

June 2017
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