The other day we went to this really nice engagement party and I realized...I think it's the only engagement party I've ever been to. We didn't have an engagement party, and I honestly haven't been to many weddings, so I was at a complete loss. I googled "do you bring presents to an engagement party?" and got mixed results. I decided the best option was a card and a bottle of wine, you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine (unless they don't drink, but that was a risk I was willing to take).
Well we got a bottle of wine but Target didn't have any wine bags and I didn't really want to bring a naked bottle of wine...hence this tutorial: The Five Minute Burlap Wine Bag. This probably took less than 5 minutes, and probably doesn't really warrant a tutorial. But oh well..here you go anyway :)
Look at how nice it came out!
So I started with my bottle of wine. We got House Wine, because we love it (I really prefer white House Wine...it's heavenly).
And I have a ton of burlap (mostly for our wedding) but occasionally I find other projects for it. Basically I'll probably have to get more burlap closer to the wedding.
So I started by measuring the wine bottle - it's about 10" around.
Eeesh..I'm going to have to start taking better care of my nails/cuticles with this new camera that picks up all the details!
Then I measured my burlap. I made it 15" tall (tall enough to cover the bottle and fold down a few times).
By 13" wide. I wanted it to be a little loose around my bottle, and gave myself some extra fabric since I still needed to sew off the edges. Then I folded the 13" wide burlap in half (so that my new fabric piece was 15" tall by 6.5" wide) and sewed along both 15" sides and one 6.5" side making a pocket.
Here's my pocket. I went ahead and sewed even down the side that was folded over (so technically didn't have to be sewn) because it just made a nicer edge and looked a bit more uniform).
Then I turned it inside out and put my wine bottle into my sack and folded down the top edge a couple of times.
Wrap it up with a ribbon and you're good to go! It only takes a couple of minutes to make and I really think it classes up a bottle of wine It's not perfect and won't last forever...but it's gift wrap so it really doesn't need to be. Enjoy!
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