After cutting up several wool jackets for use in a small lap quilt I made for my son. I had a few choice pieces left over.
I really enjoy making wine bottle sleeves out of the sleeves of men's dress shirts, so I saved one sleeve of each of the 3 jackets. I thought I'd create gift bags for a few bottles of liquor I was planning to give as holiday gifts.
After turning the sleeve inside out, I sewed along the more flared side to make the bag more narrow and cut off the excess fabric
I then sewed along both the bottom and the newly trimmed edge.
After slipping the bottle in, I attached a gift tag around the neck of the bottle with a strap of leather cord.
The woolen sleeve gift bags were a huge success. I'll drink to that!
All photographs were taken by Paulette Rodriguez