We love to upcycle clothes. Even better when you don't have to take them apart too much! (see also Denim Storage Basket). The secret here is to use the right size jeans - these were Mally's age 3 ones that he has grown out of. The leg is a perfect size for a wine bottle and therefore the amount of sewing is minimal!!
These jeans have a little tab on the side where you can button up the turn ups - I decided to take advantage of this feature and used it to hide my botched up stitching of the base circle (a scrap piece of the same jeans).
Attaching the circle is tricky but placing over a bottle helps - or you could borrow a child's arm!!
I turned the tops part over to match the bottom and sewed a couple of invisible stitches into it (but not all the way around - I wanted it to look loosely turned over)
2nd October 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Madcap Frenzy