Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Casserole Carrier -


My daughter, Rebecca, and I spent the day before Winter Storm Virgil sewing.  It was so much fun!  I never expected this child to be interested in sewing.  She and I haven't always had so much in common (she tends to act, eat, and want to do everything just like her father-sigh!... but I guess I picked him out, right?  ). These days (and thankfully for the most part due to Pinterest), I still get to sew FOR her and even better, AFTER I sewed something FOR Rebecca's birthday, she wanted to learn how to make it herself!  We have made fairly simple baby quilts together and she took Home Economics in high school so she has some basic knowledge in using a sewing machine, but I was surprised at how eager she was to take on this project.

Rebecca turned 25 this month and for her birthday I wanted to make something special.  She loves to cook (well... I guess we have that in common now don't we LOL?) and now that she works in an office and gets to experience "goody days" and potlucks, I knew she would love this gift.

I found this terrific idea on Pinterest here!  It's a casserole carrier and even though the process was a little tedious, there was nothing hard about it.  My sewing skills were back in the depths of my brain save for a few straight seamed quilts, so this required my old pea brain to think and my old sewing machine to "chug" but, it turned out terrific!  In fact, it turned out so great that we made two more for gifts.

Here is the one I made for Rebecca:

 
 
Notice the spoon holder!  How handy is that?  Usually I forget to bring my spoon back home!
 
 
 
 
I even put a cutesy little tag inside that said "Made with Mom's Love!"  (This might or might not have gotten an eye roll by the birthday girl.. but I couldn't resist since I used to use tags like this when I made outfits for her when she was little.)
 
 




I found the link to the instructions on a blog called "Taylor Made" and the original pattern and instructions are found at a blog called "Two Little Houligans".  The pattern is easy and the instructions are great!  I made Rebecca's carrier with the handles of fabric, but since I made that one, we have been able to find the belt product for using as handles and we liked that alot as well!

I made my second carrier for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday.

Oh the fabric choices.  Here are some that I considered:



 
 
Here are our finished carriers!  Rebecca made hers to use for tailgating for her favorite team, our Missouri "MU" Tigers!
 
 
 
 

 

See the insides of our carriers?  I love the fabrics we chose!



These will be perfect for gifts.  The author of these patterns asks that you only make these for your own personal use - no selling - and if you link to her tutorial, please let her know and give credit where credit is due..

I love them!  I think I'll try making some smaller ones for smaller casserole dishes.  I already have requests from my mother-in-law, my husband's aunt, my nieces... we better get busy!


Gina

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