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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ALCOHOL POUCH

Okay...so this project is about as easy as they come, but it adds a whole lot of charm to the overall gift.

My son-in-law enjoys Grand Marnier, so I knew I wanted to gift him a bottle for Christmas.  But, I didn't just want to put a bottle under the tree.  So instead, I chose to make a pouch for the bottle and and added a brandy snifter to go along with it.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, his family is from France.  So I chose to use a burlap print with references to France on it.

I tied the bag closed and attached the snifter with Baker's twine to finish it off.

Obviously, you could use any liquor, but as I said he enjoys sipping on Grand Marnier from time-to-time.

Simply measure the height of the bottle and add approximately 2 ½ inches to that measurement. That provides a nice finished edge for the top and a ½ seam allowance on the bottom.
 
For the top edge,  fold over ¼ inch and stitch it down (or use a serger to finish the edge), then fold over another 1 ¾ at the top and stitch that edge down.

I like to have three seams to my bag.....one on each side and one at the bottom.  I can then fold that point in at each corner (at the bottom of the bag) and create a nice square bottom by stitching across the points.  (there are several good  You Tube videos for "boxed corners" if you're unsure how to do this)

So that's it.....maybe consider it for Birthday, Graduation or Father's Day this year!

Have fun!

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