Monday, May 16, 2016

DIY Tutorial: Turn An Old Sweater Into A Wine Bottle Gift Bag

I'm allergic to wool.  But when I went to college in Indiana, I thought I needed a closet full of wool sweaters.  Most of which have long since been donated.  But I hung onto a few favorites for reasons I just can't explain.  Pretty is pretty, even if it makes me break out in hives.

But it's time to be realistic.  I am just never ever going to wear these last few treasures.  I can however find a way to reuse the pretty wool fabric.

Enter DIY Project Tutorial #1: Wine Bottle Gift Bag




Step #1: Get an old sweater.  If it's not clean, wash it.  No need to dry clean if you are just going to cut it up.  Wash on gentle and lay flat to dry.  




Step #2: Cut off one sleeve at the armpit.  




Step #3: Turn now cut off sleeve inside out.  Pin cut end.




Step #4: Sew, using zig zag stitch, cut end.  It doesn't have to be pretty as no one is going to see it.




Step #5: Turn bag right side out.  Slip bottle inside bag and add a coordinating ribbon.




These made adorable additions to your holiday party gift giving!  Change it up and use a button down shirt sleeve for a similar look.  

I love finding a cute way to recycle favorite fabrics, even if they are currently clothing items.  It's fun to think outside the box and make something useful again!

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