Monday, November 15, 2010

Wine Bags For The Holidays


This post is part 2 of a series called How Many Things Can You Make From An Old Sweater :)

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I took an old red knit sweater (it was a Mens size XL) that I found a the Goodwill for $3.95.Red Sweater Recycle 005

I was able to carve out 2 Scarflettes (which I posted this past week) and 2 of these fun wine bottle bags out of the same red sweater.

Here’s how I did it.

The wine bags were actually made from the sleeves of the sweater.  The ribbing of the cuffs is what you see at the top of the bottle.  I used a wine bottle as a guide but the measurements were roughly about 14” x 6”. Trim so that you have neat and even rectangles.

Turn the sweater inside out so that the good sides are facing each other.

Sew across the bottom about 5/8”in and along the open side. 

Be sure to leave the cuffed top edge open so that you can place your wine bottle in it.

Tie it off with a ribbon.

Finally, I embellished the bags with some snowflakes that I found at Michael’s Craft Store and attached them with a small dot of fabric glue.  


I think they turned out cute!

I am linking this post up to Hand Made Holiday over at Just A Girl.  Stop by for some more great ideas!

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CosmoGirl Carla said...

Phew, Lisa, slow down! I can't keep up with you ;o) You have to win the award for best use of an old sweater! What a GREAT idea. I've been really anxious to try the scarflette from the old sweater, now I have to add the bottle bag to the list. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

You got your money's worth out of that sweater! The wine bags are a great idea for the sleeves.
Keep 'em coming!

Marcia said...

What a Fantastic idea and a great way to recycle old sweaters (maybe even Christmas sweaters) that a lot of us have laying around in our closets! Thanks for sharing !

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, I love these too, now I'll have to go hunting for mens sweaters at Goodwill ;-)

Kristen White said...

You are sooooo clever! These turned out incredibly the little snowflakes on them!

Haverford House said...

This is fantastic - love your creativity! Our GW doesn't have good stuff...or maybe someone's getting all the finds before I get there! ~Marcy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great idea, Lisa! Especially for hostess gifts! I'll bet there are sweaters we are getting rid of that might work, so I don't even have to buy one from Goodwill!

erica said...

What a neat idea! I will definitely be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those are just super cute! I made a pillow out of an old sweater a few years ago and I remember and magazine article where they made cute bags out of sweaters. The scarflettes you made are cute too!


Flavia Galasso said...

This is a great idea.... ty.... and I'm happy to have met you here...beautiful blog!!ciao Flavia

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I think these are just cute!

Verde Farm said...

Love these. They look great!

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