1 Hawaiian shirt
1 solid color shirt for the lining
24" long piece of 5/8" wide ribbon
large safety pin
Wash the shirt before you cut it up.
Cut a rectangle 15" x 18" out of the back section of the Hawaiian shirt.
Cut another rectangle 15" x 18" out of a solid matching fabric for the lining.
For the ribbon casing you will need 2 buttonholes to thread the ribbon in and out of.
Place a scrap piece of fabric on the wrong side under where the buttonholes are going to go.
Measure 2-1/2" from the top of bag and 1-1/2" from each side.Pin.
Sew 2 buttonholes.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together. Pin.
Repeat for lining.
Sew down the side and across the bottom edge with 1/2" seam allowance.
With your fingernail, press the seams open.
Place the lining inside the bag, matching seams. Turn the top edges down 1/2". Pin.
Stitch across top 1/4" from edge.
Stitch around the bag just above the buttonholes and then again just below the buttonholes creating the casing. Place a large safety pin on one end of the ribbon and thread it into one buttonhole, through the casing and out the other buttonhole.
Place a bottle of wine in the bag and gently pull the ends of ribbon tight and tie in a pretty bow!
Now you can take a bottle of wine to a dinner party in style.