How to Make a One-Seam Holly-day Wine Bottle Bagcomments (3) December 23rd, 2008
Combine some easy felting techniques and a simple seam and you'll be ringing in the holly-day season with the most stylish hostess gift ever! Start by cutting a strip 6-1/2 inches x 32 inches from cream wool felt. Cut a 3-inch-wide circle on one end approximately 1-1/2 inches from the top and both sides.
Approximately 5 inches below the hole, felt a holly design. Fold your wool in half wrong sides together, matching the raw edges. Measure from the fold up 7 inches along the raw edge on each side. Place a pin at each of these points. This is where you will start and stop your seam. Sew between these pins, remembering to backstitch at the beginning and end.
Slip a bottle of wine or sparkling juice through the side openings and you have a uniquely beautiful hostess gift!