Thursday, August 25, 2011

Homemade Bread Bag

Need a quick housewarming or hostess gift for someone? Why not give the gift of fresh bread! It's warm, welcoming, and thoughtful. In fact, the only way to make homemade bread even better is to give it in an adorable Homemade Bread Bag! We first saw this idea on Saltwater Kids using a kitchen towel. Not having one on hand, we used a cloth napkin to create our bag. And the results were fantastically cute and simple!

What You Need:
  • 1 cloth napkin
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
First fold your napkin in half, right sides together. Then cut a length of ribbon, fold it in half, and place the ribbon inside the napkin with the fold poking out a bit, placing it a few inches from the side you want to be the opening for your bag. This will be the tie for your finished bag.

Pin along one short side of the napkin and the long side, being sure to pin the ribbon into place.

Now just sew up what will now be the bottom and the side of your bread bag!

Turn it right side out and figure out what kind of yummy bread you will make to put inside (we made carrot bread using this muffin recipe, although if using a cakey quick bread like this one you might want to wrap it in plastic before putting it in your bread bag).

Place your bread in the bag, tie the ribbon, and you are ready to give the gift of deliciousness! this project takes only a matter of minutes to whip up, but the end result is so great. Plus the recipient can reuse it, if they want. We think it would also make a great wine bag!
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  1. Ack! I wish I'd have seen this before I gifted some homemade bread to my new neighbors. I looked everywhere for a suitable pattern for a "bread bag" and found nothing! I ended up just wrapping it in cling film. Grrr.... This is so cute and such a great idea! :) Thanks for sharing, and I'll have to do this NEXT time I gift bread haha!

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