Sunday, December 28, 2014

Casserole Carrier!

For my friend Christina I really wanted to try and see if I could make her a nice casserole carrier for Christmas. 

I had to buy Insul-Bright which I had never done before. I saw this fabric and just fell in love with it. 

First thing was to cut 4 pieces of fabric and then 2 pieces of Insul-Bright. I pinned them right sides together with the Insul-Bright on top and then stitched around leaving a 3 inch section so I could turn it right side out. I also switched out my foot on my sewing machine to the clear one so it would move easier.

After stitching I cut off the excess fabric and snipped the corners. 

I made sure to leave the excess fabric where the 3 inch open was so it would be easier to hand stitch it closed. 

Here they are turned right side out. I then hand stitched the openings. 

This is when I had to do some marking on the fabric so I would know where to sew the straps and where to stop sewing. 

The straps were just more fabric pinned right side together and stitched only on the long sides. 

This is where the markings came into play so I could figure out where to pin and place all the pieces. 

Here are the straps stitched on. I have then pinned on the top to the carrier they aren't actually sewn on that far. 

Next were the handles for the straps....more fabric and some warm and natural to make it a little cushioned. I fit the ends of the straps into the handles and then sewed them on. 

Blurry picture, but there it is! 

This step was to stitch on this little pieces of fabric with velcro on the top of the carrier so you can attach a spoon or spatula.

Then I sewed on the huge strips of Velcro to hold everything together. 

And since I had extra fabric I went ahead and made her two pot holders. It was definitely a challenging project which is actually wonderful. It's no fun to have a hobby and never challenge yourself. I found this tutorial on here if you'd like to take a look!