Let's Make Holiday Bottle Covers
- 13” x 16” piece of exterior fabric
- 13” x 16” piece of lining fabric
- 13” x 15” piece of insulated batting, optional
- 1 yard coordinating ribbon
- matching thread
- acrylic ruler
- erasable pen
|Use your acrylic ruler to accurately cut two pieces of coordinating fabrics and optional batting. Lay out fabrics separately, placing optional batting on wrong side of lining fabric.|
|Fold in half to create a 6 1/2” x 16” rectangle, aligning raw edges. Stitch both sides, pivoting at corner, using a 3/8” seam allowance. Trim seams at corner. Press to set seams.|
|Create a boxed bottom by bringing the side and bottom seams together, right sides together still, aligning seams. Use ruler to make a 3 1/2” seam line with the erasable pen.|
Stitch across line, backstitching at both ends. Trim to 3/8”. Turn right side out and finger-press.
Repeat with lining fabric. If using the batting, sew batting and lining as one. Leave wrong side out.
|Slide lining into exterior bag, right sides together, matching bottom seams. Aligning raw edges, stay-stitch the pieces together at 1/4”.|
Fold over 1/2” and press, then fold once more at 1/2” to hide the raw edges. Press and edge-stitch at 1/8”.
Cut ribbon ends at a diagonal and secure edges with Fray-Check. Find center and match to side seam 3 1/2” from top edge. Stitch along seam line to secure, if desired.