Burlap Wine Bag DIY

Over the holidays, I received a sweet little necklace from my daughter in a burlap pouch.  I absolutely loved the necklace and I have to say I became a little obsessed with the pouch as well.  The burlap fabric bag was such a sweet and simple wrapping for this dainty little gift.  With plenty of burlap piled up in my closet, I couldn’t help but think that I should make my own adorable gift bags with burlap.   Since wine seems to be the quintessential “go to” gift for every adult gathering, I decided to focus my attentions there.  And trust me when I say, these bags couldn’t have been easier.

burlap wine bags diy


Here is what you will need to make your own:

Burlap, linen, or any other fun fabric

Jute twine

Wine corks

Small screw eye hooks (5/8″)

Upholstery or Doll Needle

Stencils and paint (optional)

Supplies for wine bags

First, I cut the fabric to 14 3/4″ by 12 1/2″.  (The burlap fabric came with that white thread at the edge of the fabric.  I left it intact and used it for the top of the bags to help prevent fraying.)

Cut burlap


Then, I ironed all my burlap pieces,  folded them lengthwise and sewed the side and bottom seams.  Because the fabric only needed to be sewed on two sides, it literally took about one minute to sew the wine bag up.

Sew two sides of burlap

After sewing the burlap, I turned the bags right side out.  Then, I used an upholstery needle to attach the jute twine.  However, even with the larger needle, it was hard to thread the jute through the eye.  I didn’t want to make a special trip to get a larger needle.  So, to make it easier, I wrapped Scotch tape around the end of the twine and pulled it through with a pair of tweezers.   The twine only needs to go through a couple of inches.

Threading the Needle

Then,  I measured down from the top of the bag about 4 inches and sewed on the jute twine using long stitches.

Sewing on Jute Twine

As a fun accent, I decided to attach wine corks to the jute twine using small screw eyes.  Wooden or silver beads would be a great way to accessorize the twine as well.

Attaching Corks to Twine

Adding Wine corks to Twine

To personalize the wine bags I got out my stencils and tried a variety of designs.

But there was still one part of the wine bag that didn’t work for me.  The bottom corners of the bag flared out and looked like little slipper feet.

burlap wine bags


So, I turned the bags inside out and sewed one inch off at each lower corner.

Pinching off lower corner

Sewing Lower Corners

When I was finished the bottom of the bag looked like this.

Bottom of Wine Bag


No more slipper feet!  You can either fold the wine bags over at the top for a fringed cuff or leave them straight up.

Burlap wine bags


These bags were quick and easy.  You could easily whip out about a dozen of them while watching your favorite guilty pleasure on TV.

Burlap Wine Bags DIY


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33 thoughts on “Burlap Wine Bag DIY

  1. These burlap bags are adorable! I’m so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell… come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. This is such a great idea! As you said, wine is the go-to gift for adult gatherings. The corks are such a fun element. Thanks for sharing. Following you now, Catherine

    • Thanks Catherine! I just made another one recently for tequila using tequila corks. Thanks fir the follow. I am on my way over to your blog right now!

    • Thanks Vanessa! I just checked out your article on ASCP. I’ve been wanting to try that out on one of my favorite pieces. You’ve inspired me! Thanks!

  3. Wow these are unbelievable. They turned out beautifully. I would love to receive these as a hostess gift. They seem very simple also. Thanks for sharing these at my link party last week! I hope you can join again tomorrow.

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