Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pie Carriers

won't take much room to store this

ready to carry
the inside

the long loop goes inside the small ones

Louise is going to teach us how to make these Monday.  Since I got my "new" sewing machine and some great fabric in Medina, TX this week, I decided to give it a shot by myself first.

Very pleased with how it turned out.  However, I'm anxious to take the rest of my fabric to Craft Time and try it under her guidance.  My stitches are a little screwy.

But I think this is a great gift idea!

You'll need a yard each (2 yds total) of matching fabric.
Cutting:  One 26" x 42" strip of one design, recut into 26" square, One 8" x 20" piece, and Two 6" squares
              Out of the other yard, One 26" square.

1. layer the 26" squares together right sides together. Sew around outer edges using a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving a 4" opening for turning. Trim corners, and turn right sides out. Slipstitch the opening closed.
2. Fold each short end of the 8" x 20" piece over 1/2" and press.  Fold the piece in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Fold each half in to the center crease again. Fold along the center line and stitch around all sides using a 1/4" allowance to create the long strap. Fold and stitch the two 6" squares in the same manner to make the shorter straps for loops.
3. Position both ends of a short strap in a corner of the square.  Stitch to secure around the strap edges and sew an "X" thru the center reinforcement. Repeat on opposite corner of the square.
4. Pin one end of the long strap to an empty corner of the big square.  Stitch to secure around the strap edges and then stitch an "X" through the center. In the same manner stitch the free end of the long strap to the opposite corner.

If giving for a gift, insert pie pan and pie recipe.

got quite a few done in less than a week
April 2014 -- I made up about a dozen of these for gifts. These are fun little keepsakes.  So easy to do and easy to store. I actually did the laundering, ironing and cutting before leaving the hill country in March.  Then, as a rainy day activity, did more pressing and sewing once we arrived Wichita.  All finished!

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