April 16, 2012

Aunt Ellie's Casserole Carriers

I have been blessed with a family 
that includes many women who love to sew.
One of them is my Aunt Ellie, 
a beautiful woman who has a generous nature 
and a boundless creative spirit, and...
a twin sister, my Aunt Sharon, to match!
{A future post will feature Aunt Sharon.}

I wish they lived next door to me, or at least very nearby.
One day last year, Aunt Ellie and I had a fun day of sewing, and she taught me how to make this clever and innovative casserole carrier.



Once I started making these, I couldn't stop...


Recipe for Friendship by Mary Engelbreit

Friends have given many of these as fun and practical gifts.  



They are perfect for parties and potlucks...


Breakfast at Tiffany's by Fig Tree Quilts
And tailgating...



And gifts, for weddings, showers, new grads and mothers!


Breakfast at Tiffany's by Fig Tree Quilts

I list these in my shop on Etsy, eamylove.

Several people contacted me to see if I had a pattern 
they could purchase and make their own casserole carriers.
I'm happy to report that I've developed
in a tutorial-style PDF version.



Photos are plentiful, and there are many tips to guarantee success.
Only straightline sewing is needed, and you can finish one up in a matter 
of a couple of hours, even the first time.



Want to know how it works?
Just center any casserole or baking dish or pie plate, 
up to a 9" x 13" cake pan, 
on top of the lining, under the handle.



Bring up the handle, folding it in half.  
Place one loop over the handle...


Deb Strain's Giddy and Java for Moda

And then the other loop over the handle.



That's it!!!
{Prepare to have all heads turn when you walk into a party or picnic 
with your goodies inside.}
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4 comments:

  1. These are so cute!! Great fabric choices, too!

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  2. So handy and I love your super-straight stitching!

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  3. How clever! These are definitely on my "to sew" list!

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  4. Commenting again to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award:) Check it out here: http://suzclaas.blogspot.com/2012/04/mail-time.html

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