There are so many occasions when a gift of wine is the perfect solution. Dressing up that bottle of wine with a cozy and unique gift bags makes it a uniquely special gift. I love to add handmade touches to gifts that I give. This upcycled sweater projects wine gift bag is so easy to make that it will become your favorite repurposed project.
You know how I love repurposed projects. There’s just something so satisfying about finding a new life for something old and unwanted. It’s really almost magical to find new uses for old items.
This is the perfect time to hit the thrift stores for sweaters. My tips on how to go thrift store shopping and not feel guilty will help you know just when and what to purchase.
I found this white sweater with the interesting cable pattern. Look for a sweater with interesting details or unique colors.
Upcycled Sweater Projects Wine Gift Bags
This project will only take you 15 minutes at most and requires beginner’s sewing skills.
I placed the wine bottle on the sweater sleeve to measure the length of the bag. Since I wanted to fold down the cuff of the sleeve, I factored that into my eyeballed measurement. I cut the sleeve after adding about 1/2 inch for the bottom seam.
I turned the cut sleeve inside out.
The sleeves on this sweater were tapered, with a big difference in the width of the cuff area and the upper arm area. I simply sewed a straight line down from the cuff to the other end and then sewed across the cut side of the sleeve. I sewed the seam twice to reinforce it on the stretchy sweater fabric.
Then I cut off the excess tapered area of the sweater sleeve.
I turned the sweater sleeve right side out and slipped the wine bottle into the new gift bag. After folding the cuff down, I added ribbon with a quick square knot.
Two handmade gift bags in just 15 minutes. Really! They’re just so charming. I really adore these cozy gift bags. Do you have 15 minutes? Then you have time to make this upcycled sweater projects wine gift bag today.