First we owe you an apology. We had every intention of releasing our next free pattern/tutorial before Thanksgiving, but we both got downed by absurdly prolonged illnesses. One of us got it at Disney, the other at preschool drop-offs and pick-ups (anyone noticing a theme here???). Anyway, onto the main event.
So what is a Winezie? A koozie for your wine bottle, of course! So now, just in time for the last-minute-holiday-gift-season, we’re sharing our great new free pattern which makes any of three different sized Winezies – a standard 750mL bottle, a magnum 1.5L bottle and a champagne bottle.
(Those of you with crack investigating skills will notice that yes, all of the corks are gone… which means that all of the actual wine in the bottles somehow went missing too. Pattern testing is hard, people!)
One of the fantastic things about the Winezie is that you only need one fat quarter to make one (or a 16″ x 16″ piece of fabric). So you can also use scraps to make a fun coordinating Winezie.
You will also need 4 elastic hair ties and 4 buttons. That’s it!
We suggest using fleece, flannel or cotton for your Winezies.
We also sewed some up in a knit, but if you decide to use a stretchy fabric, be aware that the 750mL template will actually fit a 1.5L magnum bottle.
Another fantastic thing about the Winezie is that it’s a super quick sew. We can whip one of these up in less than 30 minutes, which makes it the perfect last minute holiday gift or host/hostess gift. You can make just one, or an awesome set to give to all of those wine lovers in your life.
When testing the Winezie, we found that wine bottles are not standard sizes. We modeled the templates on Barefoot wine products. We included notes at the end of the pattern to alter the templates for other bottles that are taller or narrower than Barefoot products. If your bottle is wider than Barefoot products, use a stretchy fabric to sew the Winezie.
Finally, we also didn’t “just forget” to draft a Chardonnay bottle template. Okay, here goes… deep breaths…. We. Are. Chard. Haters. There, we said it. So don’t ever expect any Chardonnay love from these ladies. LOL.
The Winezies measure approximately 10” x 3” (750mL), 11” x 4” (1.5L) and 9” x 4” (champagne).
The PDF pattern has 11 pages, 6 pattern pieces and over 20 color photos to help you every step of the way. Click here to download our FREE (!!) Winezies pattern. (You can also download it from our Craftsy shop.)
We really hope you enjoy our second free pattern. As always, send us any questions or comments, and especially send us any pictures of your finished Winezies, as we would love to share them! Happy holiday sewing!