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Make your wine stand out from the other bottles with its own handmade bag. Any color combo of felt will work—we kept ours neutral with a pop of color at the base so it can be used for wine-toting all year.

By JUSTINE LORELLE LOMONACO; PROJECT BY DANA BORREMANS; PHOTOS BY BLAINE MOATS
January 26, 2019
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felt wine bag

This felted wine bag doubles your hostess gift from a drink for dinner to a reusable tote for wine bottles to come. No particular skills are needed for this craft, just our free templates and a little time. We used industrial felt from moodfabrics.com to make this snazzy wine holder.

What You Need

  • Circle templates
  • Cardstock
  • Medium-weight chipboard
  • Crafts felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Industrial felt (we got ours at moodfabrics.com)
  • Masking tape
  • Medium-length straight upholstery needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Large cutting mat
  • Rotary cutting tool

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pull out your scissors and glue gun and follow our simple how-to instructions to make this gift. To get started, download our free circle templates, available here.

Step 1: Print and Trace

We recommend printing our free templates on cardstock, then cut out. Trace the smaller circle onto medium-weight chipboard and cut out. Trace the larger circle onto colorful crafts felt and cut out, then use fabric glue to adhere the chipboard to the center of the felt circle. Cut triangles around the fabric circle to remove bulk, and use a hot-glue gun to secure the folded felt to the chipboard.

cut fabric for felt wine bag

Step 2: Work with Felt

Cut an 11 x 12-inch piece of high-density felt and roll into a tube. Tape the tube shape while you hand-stitch the seam with upholstery needle and embroidery floss. Use the downloaded template, a cutting mat, and a rotary cutting tool to cut out the strap and supporting bottom piece.

cut felt for wine bag

Step 3: Assemble the Bag

Assemble your three pieces (Above) by hot-gluing the back of the colorful felt circle to the circular part of the strap. Insert a bottle of wine into the tube for support and to hold in place while drying. Run a bead of hot glue along the strap where it will attach to the tube and around the circular bottom; adhere to the felt tube, positioning the strap to cover the vertical seam. Glue together the strap ends at the top to create the handle.

Optional: Stitch a large X in a contrasting color of floss on the handle where the strap ends overlap.

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