Saturday, 9 January 2016

Denim Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Today I'm going to show you a wine bottle gift bag made from a pair of pre-loved jeans - so much better than a brown paper bag, and it's re-usable, too.

Make a re-usable denim wine bottle gift bag from a pair of jeans ~ Threading My Way

This is the second wine bottle gift bag I've made from a pair of jeans.  The construction of both is basically the same...
  • cut off the bottom of one leg of a pair of jeans
  • use the hem on the jeans as the top of the wine bag
  • sew a seam across the bottom
  • shape the bottom of the bag by boxing the corners
  • tie with a ribbon


As I was rummaging through my stash for a pair of pre-loved jeans, I was lucky enough to find a pair of capris with one button up tab. With no sewing whatsoever, it creates an eye catching top to the wine bottle bag.


For details on boxing the corners and hints on sewing with denim, see my first wine bottle gift bag.


The ribbon is attached at the back by sewing a row of stitching through both the ribbon and the jeans.

How to make a re-usable denim wine bottle gift bag from a pair of jeans ~ Threading My Way

Sewing projects don't get any easier than this! What's the fastest project you've ever sewn?




I'll be adding my latest wine bottle gift bag to the Denim Refashioning link party, here at Threading My Way.

... Pam


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23 comments:

  1. Very thrifty & fast to make! Thanks for the idea and quick tutorial, I'll try it next time!

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    1. Thanks, Danette. Super, super quick to make. The hard bit is finding the right jeans with a button and tab.

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  2. I just love denim projects and I love the clever use of the button on this project it adds a nice bit of interest.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I still have one leg of those jeans left. Am debating whether to make another wine bottle bag, or something totally different. Lots of ideas swimming around in my head.

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  3. Oh, I do love the addition of the tab! It really kicks it up a notch. Also love sewing the ribbon on in the back--so much easier than making a drawstring. This definitely goes on the list. God knows I have more than enough scrap jeans hanging around!

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  4. So very cute. I plan to try it!! Would be nice to have on hand.

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    1. Thanks, Patti. This wine bottle bag is now ready for the next time I take a bottle of wine to a friend's house.

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  5. Super cute! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Nice project, Pam! Love it!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. LOL I was studying the picture, thinking WOW do I ever like that tab closure @ the top - too cool that you didn't even have to take a stitch to get it, lol. That's an awesome wine (or other gift) bag!

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  8. Hi Pam,

    Great Idea...it looks nice.

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  9. The button detail is so effective, it really transforms the look of the bottle holder and makes such a stylish gift. the lack of sewing needed to create this really does appeal to me. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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  10. Brilliant recycle Pam! That button tap was inspired :)

    I have just finished stitching some brooches that take longer to choose the threads than to actually stitch :)

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  11. This is a great idea Pam, love your wine bottle gift bag :)
    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

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  12. Love the extra button up feature on this bag Pam!!

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  13. Very lovely. I think the icing on the cake is that beautiful button up on the top.

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  14. Thanks for sending me your link! My email program ate your message before I could reply but I wanted to let you know I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that features your post: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=86193 --Anne

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  15. Super cute project, Pam!Awesome idea too!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  16. Great idea, thank you for sharing!Have a good weekend and year!!!

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  17. That's just my favourite bit about repurposing - using the original features, so perfect for the top of this one.

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  18. Hi Pam
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  19. Hi, Pam! This is really really cool - the lower legs are the only part of the jeans my husband doesn't wear out - so I have a million of them saved.

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