The Fat Quarter Club - October Box - By Isobel (@madebyisobelvictoria)

The Fat Quarter Club - October Box - By Isobel (@madebyisobelvictoria)

October 2022 Blog Post

This month may have been my favourite fat quarter box yet as it was screaming autumnal vibes!

The three chosen fabrics for this month had the cutest animals printed on them and fully made you feel like you were in British autumn. The vibrant and deep colours of the prints really brought the patterns to life which made them a perfect choice for this month's project - a wine bottle bag.

Making a wine bottle bag has been on my list of things to sew for so long now after I spotted the cutest wine bottle bags at a Christmas craft fair last year! 

After making reusable gift bags for a few years now, what I really love is how they can be passed around and used again and again. It feels a lot more special than simply another gift bag from a card shop and conveniently actually stores away nice and flat taking up very little space!

I really couldn’t decide which fabric I wanted to use for this project (like most months!), however in the end I opted for the dark blue fabric with squirrels on. I used a plain white cotton fabric for the lining, but I suspect that I could have easily made this reversible - perhaps a good idea to help alternate been different occasions?

The template and instructions included were super easy to follow and I was really pleased with the size of how the bag turned out. Often I see bottle bags being rather on the slim side, which is fine for your standard wine bottle, but doesn’t allow for adding in those chunkier bottles of fizz when you want! The bag turned out nice and spacious so I was really pleased with that as I won’t be limited in the future with my bottle choice!

I’m definitely saving this template for the future and thinking how nicely a few Christmas themed bottle bags are going to look! I can’t wait for next months box and in the meantime, I’m going to have a little think about how I want to use my other two fabrics!

Made by Isobel Victoria

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