How to Make a Wineskin

In the old days, a wineskin was widely used to serve different kinds of beverages. Currently wineskins are not very common, but they are still considered as one of the traditional ways of serving drinks in parties and other festivals, especially in European countries.

A wineskin can also be used as decoration pieces. Furthermore, you can take it on picnics and camping trips to keep your drinks safe. It is not very difficult to make, all you need is a little time, some tools and materials.

Things Required:

– Cardboard
– Pair of scissors
– Table
– Stiff brush
– Good quality cord
– Goatskin
– Trimmer (optional)


  • 1

    First, you have to draw the wineskin on the cardboard with the help of a pen or pencil. The overall shape of the wineskin will be like a kidney bean. Then, take the scissors and cut the cardboard in order to create templates of the wineskin. Make sure that you cut both sides of the wineskin equally so that they may properly join in the end.

  • 2

    Next, place the cardboard templates on the goatskin and cut it to make the pieces of wineskin. Remember that you have to trim off the hair from the edges of the goatskin. You can use hair trimmer to cut off the hair from the goatskin. However, if you don’t have to a trimmer, you can use pair of scissors (but it will take a lot more time).

  • 3

    Now, wash the pieces of goatskin to remove the hair or any other dust particle. Then, place the cleaned goatskin pieces on the table and keep the side with the hair on the outside. Place the pieces of the goatskin on each other and trim off the excessive skin with the help of scissors.

  • 4

    Take a stiff brush and pitch the hair of the goatskin. It will help in making the wineskin waterproof. Then, fold the small pieces of the skinned goatskin and put them right between the layers of the goatskin.

  • 5

    On the opening, use a thin piece of the skinned goatskin. Next, take a good quality string and sew the pieces of the goatskin to form the wineskin. Fill the wineskin with water and hang it to check for leaks. If you find any, fix it using some goatskin or cord.

  • 6

    Fill the wineskin with your favourite drink and enjoy.

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