When it comes to crafting, I love to sit down with a new project and a tasty glass of wine. Many of my friends who attend my monthly craft nights feel the same way. When thinking of Valentine’s Day gifts for a few of them this year, a bottle of wine was a must. But I wanted to add a gift bag that not only presented the gift in a cute way but could be reused after as well. That’s where the idea for a canvas wine tote/craft tool tote came from.
Next, add ribbons of your choosing to one end of the long canvas piece. Pin in place and sew onto the fabric. Think about your recipient when selecting the ribbons – which colors and patterns would they appreciate most? This ruler-esque ribbon I had in my stash is a great complement for my red-and-white color scheme.
To create a finished edge on the top of the bag, fold each end down 1/2″ and press with your iron. Cut a length of twill to your desired size; for my tote I cut a 20-inch piece of tape to use as the bag strap. Pin underneath the turned edge on the far side of top. Sew down the middle of the turned edge. Repeat for the other side, but pin the strap diaganoll across from where the other end has been placed.