(Illustration By: Tim Lillis)
MATERIALSLong-sleeved shirt with a hem at the wrist
2 cords for a drawstring
Needle and thread or sewing machine
DIRECTIONS1. Choose a shirt.
Select a long-sleeved shirt with a hem around the wrist. The hem will become the casing for the drawstring.
2. Cut the sleeve.
Cut off the sleeve near the armpit. Most wine bottles are about 1 foot tall, so make sure you have a few extra inches.
3. Flip and sew.
Turn the sleeve inside out and stitch along the un-hemmed edge, sewing the edge shut. Then flip the sleeve back to the right side.
4. Cut slits for the drawstring.
Take your scissors and cut 2 small slits in the hem directly across from each other.
5. Create the drawstring.
Take one of your cords and attach a safety pin to the end. Thread the cord though the hemmed edge of the sleeve, beginning and ending at the same point. Remove the safety pin and double knot the ends together. Repeat with the second cord on the opposite side. Once you’ve secured the second cord with a double knot, pull the drawstrings away from each other, and you’ve created your wine pouch. Add your favorite bottle and enjoy.
Cut the sleeve from a short-sleeved shirt to make a mini-pouch for holding a camera, art supplies, MP3 player, or other small objects.