wine bottle bag tutorial @ Sew4Home and decided to give it a try. I used some scrap tropical fabric for the trial run, and wasn't very pleased with the results, LOLOL. The ribbon is attached too low on the bag (and actually ties around the wide part of the bottle - who does that?!). The bottom flaps are MOST unattractive and floppy in their version!
Step 4 - place the top of the ribbon 3" below the mid seam - not halfway down.
Step 6 - instead of leaving the opening on the bottom edge, put it on the side (on the lining). After stitching around 3 edges, box the bottom of the outside and lining by cutting 1.5" squares and boxing as normal. Finish the bag the way the instructions instruct :D