Sew Personalized!

2 Nov

I bought a bottle of wine as a gift for one of my best friends, and although it was her favorite wine, I felt it was just a too impersonal to simply hand over a bottle of wine. SEW….I decided to dress it up a bit with a personal touch!

Using two pieces of double-faced quilted fabric for the sides (that measure tall enough to hide the bottle inside) and a round piece of the same quilted fabric for the bottom (that’s larger than the base of the bottle and allowing for seam allowance), I whipped this wine bottle bag together, finishing it off with scrap bias tape to cover the top of the handle. Bias tape the seams on the inside and it’s reversible! I cut a heart out for the handle and hand-sewed around the heart’s edge to give it that homemade touch.

I filled this pretty bag with the bottle of wine surrounded by delicious chocolates and even added a gift card to a restaurant my friend is known to frequent! I love the way it turned out! Since the inside has coordinating fabric, it is pretty to look inside of it as well!

I love how this bag is not only cute, but reusable too!

Sew…what have YOU created to give that ordinary gift a personal touch of love?

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4 Responses to “Sew Personalized!”

  1. devoncountrydiary November 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi, thanks for following my blog. You say you are a beginner at sewing but it strikes me your pretty expert already. Love the projects you’ve done so far, keep it up!

    • SewGiddy November 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Thanks! I’m having a lot of fun learning by reading other blogs and experimenting with new ideas. :)

  2. The Thimble Room November 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    What a great idea! Bet your friend was thrilled! I do make the occasional gift bag, but in general, am very lazy in that respect. I’d rather just wrap and decorate it to death… lol

    • SewGiddy November 4, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      Haha! I do the same thing, this was a first for me. I love the personal touch something homemade gives a gift. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!!

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