How to sew a reusable bread bag. These make great gifts, particularly if you bake some bread to go with it! What a great, ecofriendly alternative to plastic bags.
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I love my new bread maker, but I don’t love using plastic bags to store my fresh bread. I wanted something reusable to put my bread in so I decided to try making some bags. They were SO easy. I used some dish towels that I got from the dollar store.
Now recording this video? Less easy. I decided to do it while my kids were home and with HILARIOUS results. But my face. Editing this was so much fun. My husband was dying. Do NOT miss the “outtakes” section at the end (7:23). Seriously. Best 3 minutes of your day, I promise.
Supplies for a Reusable Bread Bag
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- Kitchen towel
- Sewing equipment
- Ribbon/Elastic/Coordinating Fabric
- Fresh bread!
How to Make a Reusable Bread Bag
Here is a quick and easy video tutorial… but scroll down below if you want the photo tutorial.
Sewed a straight stitch up one long side and one short side.
Turn right sides out.
Now you need to decide how you want your bag to close. You could leave it as is and just tie a ribbon around it to close it. You can add a casing with an elastic. You could make a casing with a drawstring.
You could also sew a ribbon around the top of the bag… this was my favorite method. I made a coordinating strap, then sewed half of it to the back of the bag. Then I left it loose on the front so I could pull it tight to make a bow.
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Wondering if storing bread in a bag will keep it fresh? Here’s some articles that mention bread storage in fabric. We eat our fresh bread pretty fast so it’s not an issue.
Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Grocery Bag Holders, Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
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