I am posting this as the holiday season quickly approaches. However, this year many in the U.S. probably will not be traveling for Thanksgiving, or other swiftly approaching winter holidays across the globe, but this is a great beginner tutorial on how to sew an easy casserole carrier. Make it this winter to be ready for those outdoor BBQ’s! Or, if this is something you would like to make later, you can save it on Pinterest for later…

Let’s take a look at how to sew an easy casserole carrier from the Renegade Seamstress:


How to Sew a Casserole Carrier

Found on The Renegade Seamstress   

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Things You’ll Need
  • 2 yards cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yard batting
  • Pins
  • Small bowl
  • Marking pen
  • Sharp scissors
  • Peel-and-stick hook and loop fastener
  • Measuring tape

Step 1: Cut Fabric Strips and Batting

Cut 2 11 inch x 38 inch pieces of fabric and 2 11 inch x 29 inch pieces of fabric. Next, cut 1 11 inch x 38 inch piece of batting and 1 11 inch x 29 inch piece of batting.

Step 2: Pin and Sew the Long Pieces

Place the long fabric pieces with their right-sides together, and then place the batting on top — there should be three layers. Pin and sew a 1/4-inch seam along the two long sides and one of the short sides to form a long fabric tube.

place right sides together
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pin in place
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sew
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Step 3: Turn Right-Side Out and Press

Turn the fabric tube right side out and press it with an iron.

turn right side out
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press
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Step 4: Pin and Topstitch

Fold the raw edges of the open edge in toward the wrong side, then press and pin it together. Next, topstitch to close the short end of the fabric tube and continue topstitching around all four sides.

press and pin end
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sew
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topstitch
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Step 5: Cut the Handle Openings

Trace around half of a small bowl on the short ends of the 11 inch x 29 inch piece of fabric. Cut along the traced lines. Repeat this step on the other short side. Use this for a pattern to cut out the other piece of fabric and the batting.

trace bowl
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cut out semi circle
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use as a pattern to cut semi circles
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Step 6: Pin and Sew the Handle Openings

Place the shorter fabric pieces with their right-sides together, and then place the batting on top. Pin along the three sides, leaving 10 inches on one of the long sides open. Next, start sewing on one end of the opening, and then sew a 1/4-inch seam around the edge until you reach the opposite end of the opening.

pin with right sides together
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sew
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Step 7: Notch the Corners

Now, use sharp scissors to cut out small notches on the curved edge at every inch or so. Be very careful not to cut your stitches.

notch curves
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Step 8: Turn Right-Side Out and Press

Turn it right side out by pulling everything through the side opening. Press with an iron.

turn right side out and press
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Step 9: Pin and Topstitch

Tuck 1/4-inch of fabric at the opening in toward the wrong side, pin and topstitch to close. Continue topstitching around the entire piece.

press opening
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pin opening closed
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topstitch around entire piece
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Step 10: Pin and Sew Spoon Slots

Fold the top edge over the spoons, pin and sew in place.

pin handles
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sew handles
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Step 11: Attach Hook and Loop Fasteners

Remove the backing from the hook and loop fasteners and adhere them to the corners of the long piece. When it’s folded over the casserole dish they will close together.

attach hook and loop tape
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Step 12: Center and Sew the Two Fabric Strips

Center the two fabric strips. Pin in place and sew.

center both pieces
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sew
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Step 13: Bake and Go

Now you’re ready to bake your favorite casserole dish, wrap it up and head to your next potluck in style.

finished casserole carrier
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finished casserole carrier
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Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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