How to Make a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins, for your homemade household.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another frugal and worthy project from our home to yours. Today I have another project that is a little different for us to offer, but I think you will like it...

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.

Craft a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins,

Remove any decorations, lay the napkins flat and begin sewing them together.

Craft a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins,

You will sew the four edges together into one long piece.

Craft a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins,

Fold in half, with right sides together and stitch up the outside seams. Turn bag inside out.

Craft a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins, the perfect project with vintage linens.
Make a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins

Even luncheon napkins will make a bag large enough for a full-sized loaf of bread.

Craft a Linen Bread Bag from Napkins,

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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  1. How clever! Merry Christmas, Melynda! Looking forward to more of your good posts! 😊

    1. Thank you Pam, I enjoy visiting your wonderful blog as well!

  2. I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  3. This is a great idea. I've been on the hunt for reusable napkins. I may have to pick up a few more to make this! Thanks for sharing on the #wastelesswednesday blog hop!

  4. Love this idea, Melynda. This would be lovely with vintage napkins too. I really enjoy easy sewing projects like this. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Featuring your Linen Bread Bags at the party this week. Hope to 'see' you there, and Happy New Year!

  5. What a fun and great idea for a Bread Bag! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a fantastic 2017!
    Miz Helen

  6. Love this idea, thank you for sharing at Simple Homestead Hop :)


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