I had some extra Christmas Fabric so I thought I would make this two bottle wine tote. I made a simple single bottle wine tote a while ago but I thought it was about time for a double bottle version. This is a super simple bag making project that anyone with basic bag making skills can make in less than an hour. it is a fun and functional gift giving project for the wine lover in your life. Once I thought about this project I realized just how simple it was. The only complicated part of this project was coming up with the measurements. Once I figured those out it was easy peasy form there on out.
I used Christmas quilting cotton that I had left over from another project for the exterior of my two bottle wine tote and Kona cotton that I always keep on hand for the lining. I also used fusible fleece to make the project a little padded for my bottles. All of my supplies were purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to purchase exactly what you want for your two bottle wine tote.
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What you will Need: How to Make a Two Bottle Wine Tote
- 1/2 yd of outer fabric and lining fabric
- 1/2 yd of fusible fleece like Pellon 987F
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics
Cut two pieces of each fabric and fleece that measure 13″ x 12 1/2″. Then cut Two Pieces of outer Fabric that measure 3″ x 21″ for the straps.
Step 2: Fuse the Fleece
Fuse the fleece to the outer main fabric of your two bottle wine tote. Do this using a hot iron and following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 3: Stitch the Tote Pieces Together
Place the outer pieces right sides together and the lining pieces right sides together and and stitch along the long sides and the bottom using a 3/8″ seam allowance. While stitching the bottom of the lining leave an opening for turning the tote.
Step 4: Box the Bottoms
Box the bottoms of the lining and the outer bak. Do this by matching the side seam with the bottom seam and pinning. You will create a point. Measure down 2″ from the point and draw a line. Stitch along that line to create the boxed corner. Do this for all four corners. Cut off the excess fabric. Turn the outer bag right sides out but leave the lining wrong sides out.
Step 5: Create the Straps
Fold the long raw edges to the center and press. Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and press again. Stitch up both sides of the strap to secure and for a more professional look.
Step 6: Add the Straps
Place the straps to the 2 1/2″ from either side of the side seams and on the right side of the outer bag and stitch them to the tote to secure.
Step 7: Combine the Outer Bag with the Lining
Place the outer bag inside the lining bag so that the right sides are facing and the straps are sandwiched between the outer tote and the lining. Stitch all the way around the top of the two bottle wine tote using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 8: Turn the Two Bottle Wine Tote
Reach int the opening you left in the lining and pull out the outer bag so that it is right sides out and the lining is right sides in. Press. Close the opening in the lining using ladder stitch or your machine. Top stitch all the way around the top of the tote to secure the lining and for a more professional look.
Step 9: Divide the Two Bottle Wine Tote
Lay the tote flat on your work surface and find the center. Draw a line down the center of the tote using an invisible pen or tailors chalk. Stitch a line all the way down the center to divide the tote in two but stopping about 6″ from the bottom. You have now finished your two bottle wine tote.
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