This is an easy project, and if you prefer, all the stitching can be completed by hand. Linen luncheon napkins can still be found for a good price in thrift stores, and they are easily made into a linen bread storage bag.
The only limitation will be the size of the napkin. I found that the luncheon napkins were large enough for a full sized loaf. Dinner napkins will make a larger bag for artisan loaves.
I was able to find napkins with a finished edge, and this made it so easy to sew the napkins up quickly. If you are only able to find a fringed edge napkin, you will want to trim the fringe after sewing up the seams.
Remove any stitched on embellishments, these napkins had little lace flowers attached with one stitch. My trusty seam ripper took care of that. Flat embroidery would not be a problem.
These photos will show you the process, it took only about 5 minutes with my sewing machine.
Remove any decorations, lay the napkins flat and begin sewing them together.
You will sew the four edges together into one long piece.
Fold in half, with right sides together and stitch up the outside seams. Turn bag inside out.
|Make a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins|
Even luncheon napkins will make a bag large enough for a full-sized loaf of bread.
Folds up easy for storage, when not in use.
I hope you enjoy this for yourself or possibly as a gift to a loved one. Add a loaf of bread and a jar of your homemade jam for a wonderful gift to give with pride.
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