Last minute sewing (and a quick tutorial)

because this wine bottle really needed a bow… and a cute little tag.

Since I didn’t have time to sew a wine bag, I opted to make this quick little ribbon to give it a bit of a holiday look.

I finished it off with this cute little gift tag, available at inchmark journal. I didn’t have the necessary circle punch, and my rotary-cut circle left a bit to be desired, so I used a zig zag stitch to secure the fabric. Now you don’t notice quite how messy the cutting is…

If you want to make your own quick fabric ribbon, you’ll need a piece of fabric that’s at least 30″ long. I cut my fabric about 35″ long by 3″ for this project, but of course you could make it longer.

Fold this in half lengthwise, right sides together. At each end, cut the fabric on a diagonal. Starting at one end, sew along the edge, using a 1/2″ seam allowance. When you reach the middle, stop and backstitch. Leave an opening of about 3″ (to allow you to flip the fabric right side out) and then start sewing again until you reach the other end. Turn right side out (this is probably the longest part of this whole project!). A turning tool or a chopstick is probably helpful. Iron flat and then topstitch along that same edge. This will give it a nice finished look and will close that opening at the same time.

Ta da! This ribbon could be used as I’ve shown, topping a wine bottle, or it could be a nice touch on a present.

Happy holidays!

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