Earlier this week I took part in Remnant Kings’ 12 Days Of Stitchmas, which has been taking place over on their blog.  Originally there had been a party night planned in their Argyle Street shop, but when that was thwarted by external factors, a few of us took on the making of each of the ‘Days’ and my choice was a bottle bag.  Anyone would think I had friends and relatives that drink…

My fabric choice was a fun penguin home decor weight print, with a black velvet ribbon for the tie:

And here’s what it made (apologies for the IG photo, my photo space is temporarily out of action right now, and I forgot to take a proper photo when I took this one)

There’s a very simple pattern for this that you can find on the Remnant Kings’ blog here.

I will admit to tarting mine up a little bit as follows:

  1. I turned the top and bottom edge over by 1/4″ and top stitched before I did anything else, I just couldn’t take the raw edges (I have issues)
  2. I French seamed the main seam, again to hide those raw edges.
  3. At the bottom, after gathering as per the pattern, I appliqued a circle with hand turned edges to finish it off.  If you wish to do this, you’ll need a 3 3/4″ – 4″ circle.

This is a quick and easy way to decorate a liquid gift this Christmas, with or without modifications, and just a little bit different from the supermarket standard bottle bag!