"What?" I said, "you don't do gifts to an engagement party, do you?" Apparently the previous engagement parties I have been invited to have either said, "No Gifts Please," or I just haven't taken one (maybe that is why we don't go to many of them!)
So, I was thinking, what could I get them on short notice. I went to my gift closet stash and found a fancy wine bottle corkscrew (one of those Houdini - fancy things) that I had gotten when it was on super-sale at a department store. "good" I thought - but this won't do by itself.
I didn't really have anything else that coordinated with that theme - so I thought I would look for a wine bottle "koozie." Stores only cary bags to carry the wine in - worked out better that way, I would rather make than buy anyway. However, I was thinking more of an apparatus that would help keep the wine insulated And act like a coaster for the bottle. Looked at a couple of fabric stores and online for a pattern and they just didn't have one to match the picture that was in my head.
So, I decided to make my own! Had a bit of ADORABLE yardage in my small stash and a coordinating almost solid. This...
is what I came up with. I like the button/elastic combo as it means it will fit different size bottles (for instance, I had one standard size bottle and a slightly squatter size that I was using as a reference for sizing.) will still fit in the same sleeve.
Turned out pretty cute huh?!? I thought so too and am excited to give my friend her gift (it is a fairly girly pattern, but having a koozie for a bottle of wine is a pretty girly thing anyway - I doubt he would be using it even if I made it more masculine).
I made two so it you want one,
-Sew Sane Jane
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