Back to school has us weeding out the old, the too small & the “uncool”.
With a pile of jeans my girls out grew in my arms, I was struck with an idea…
Those pant legs could be wine gift bags!
Now since this was about 10 am, I want you to know I was not drinking wine, or even thinking about drinking wine.
Just thinking out of the box ~ ( not boxed wine either! )
Out of the pile came a few pairs of skinnys. The best style for my wine bag repurpose.
You want the openings to be about 6 inches wide. You can always make the leg thinner if you don’t have skinny jeans on hand.
The average wine bottle is 13 inches tall, so cut the pant leg at 15 inches. This will give you a one inch seam allowance and a bit extra at the top.
Speaking of the top, use the bottom of the jean as the top, so you only need to sew one very short seam.
You can round out the bottom if you want by sewing the edges like this, but it isn’t even really necessary.
Sew the seam, turn the bag right side out.
Slip in your gift bottle of wine & tie on some ribbon, flowers, a seasonal do-dad maybe & a tag.
My ribbons are burlap, twine and torn strips of denim & linen. Flowers are from the dollar bin at Michael’s.
What would you think if I showed up at your house for a party with one of these for you?
** Kelly **
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