How to Make a Kraft-Tex Wine Bag

Kraft-tex Wine Bag Next to Wine and Champagne

How to Make a Kraft-Tex Wine Bag

Do you need to carry a bottle of wine to a party or picnic? Are you looking for a creative way to present a bottle as a gift? If you know how to make a Kraft-Tex wine bag, you’ll always be ready.

Kraft-Tex is a sturdy, stitchable, leather-like paper product with a lot of versatility. No need to finish the edges – it doesn’t ravel. So that saves a lot of steps when you construct your project. Just be sure you know where you want to stitch; Kraft-Tex does not have a forgiving weave, so needle holes are permanent, like stitching on leather or vinyl.

All of the materials and instructions you need to make a Kraft-Tex wine bag are right here, so it’s easy to get started!

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Kraft-tex Wine Bag Next to Wine and Champagne

How to Make a Kraft-Tex Wine Bag

Need a handy, durable carrier for a special bottle of vino to take to your next picnic? Or give as a gift? Making a Kraft-Tex Wine Bag is easy - just measure, cut and sew!

Materials

  • 1 roll Kraft-Tex (I used blue-turquoise)
  • 5 x 16 1/2-inch piece of fabric for cuff (I used a piece of hand-painted cotton)
  • Coordinating thread (thread will show on outside seams)

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • 1/4-inch foot (very helpful)
  • Thread snips
  • Quilt clips, such as Wonder Clips
  • Stiletto
  • Quilting Ruler(s)
  • Sturdy paper scissors or Rotary cutter and mat
  • Removable marker (test on scrap first!)
  • Iron and pressing surface

Instructions

  1. If using scissors, mark and cut pieces. If using a rotary cutter, use cutter and mat to cut.
  2. Cut cuff fabric 5 x 16 1/2-inches.
  3. Cut Kraft-Tex: 4 sides 4 1/2 x 11 1/2-inches each; 1 bag bottom 4 1/2 x 4 1/2-inches; one handle 1 1/2 x 14-inches. (This is a generous size handle to accommodate larger bottles and is the size used here. You can trim to 11 inches long if you prefer.)Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Cut Pieces
  4. Set the stitch length on your machine to 3.0 mm. Wrong sides together (if your Kraft-Tex has a side you prefer), stitch 2 side pieces together on the long edge using a 1/4-inch seam. Backstitch to secure seam at the beginning and stop stitching 1/4-inch from end.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Sew Long Sides
  5. When you reach 1/4-inch from the end of the seam, stop and backstitch to secure. This is where you will attach the bag bottom.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Stop Quarter-inch from End
  6. Repeat until all 4 sides are joined.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Four sides sewn
  7. Finger press bottom edges 1/4-inch to the outside of the bag. Give an extra press with the iron to help hold the crease.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finger press quarter-inch at bottom
  8. Now it's time to attach the bag bottom. You will do this one side at a time. Clip one side of the bottom piece to the creased end of one side of the bag, matching raw edges.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Clip bottom on one side
  9. Join with a 1/4-inch seam, starting and stopping at seam lines. Backstitch starting and stopping points to secure. The clips may try to shift at this step, and I found my stiletto helped me hold the Kraft-Tex edges together as I sewed along. Take your time and adjust as needed.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Stitch from seam to seam
  10. Here's a close-up showing the stopping point at the side seam line.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Backstitch seams
  11. Sew the opposite side next, then the other two sides. Your Kraft-Tex wine bag is taking shape!Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Sides and bottom sewn
  12. To prepare the cuff, sew the short sides (right sides together) with a 1/4-inch seam.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Sew cuff short sides RST
  13. Press seam open.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Press seam open
  14. Wrong sides together, line up the raw edges of the cuff and press.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Press cuff WST
  15. On opposite sides of the bag, center the handle inside the bag, matching raw edges, and clip.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Clip handle in place
  16. Stitch with 1/8-inch seam. These stitches will not show when the bag is finished, but will help reinforce the handle. (You don't want to lose your wine!)Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Baste handle
  17. Clip the cuff to the inside of the bag, matching raw edges. The handle will be between the bag and the cuff. At the corners, hold the bag's seam allowances to one side with clips.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Clip cuff to inside
  18. Attach cuff to bag with 1/4-inch seam allowance.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Stitch quarter-inch
  19. Stitch around one more time to secure.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Stitch around once more
  20. Turn the cuff to the outside and your Kraft-Tex Wine Bag is finished!Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished empty
  21. My bottle of cabernet fits nicely. This is a 14-inch handle.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished with Wine
  22. Turning the cuff leaves a neat finish on the inside of the bag.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished with Wine Close
  23. The 14-inch handle is roomy enough to slip the bag over your wrist if you have extra goodies to carry.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished on Fireplace
  24. The wine bottle peeks out from the Kraft-Tex Wine Bag.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished on Vintage Tablecloth
  25. It's a fact. The Kraft-Tex Wine Bag makes a nice outfit for a party.Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Wine next to bag
  26. Champagne bottles are larger, but they fit, too!Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Finished with Champagne
  27. Pick your bubbly and celebrate with friends!Kraft-tex Wine Bag-Next to Champagne
  28. Wine or champagne? Either size bottle fits.Kraft-tex Wine Bag Next to Wine and Champagne

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