DIY Reusable Bread Bag

DIY Reusable Bread Bag is an easy sewing tutorial to make a linen bag to help you to keep your bread fresh.

This is a sewing project that anyone can make, it will help any beginner to learn more about sewing French seams and make a drawstring bag.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

1 – Cut Your Fabrics

On this sewing tutorial, you’ll be making a linen bag for homemade bread. As a loaf of bread size is about 12 inches round, I will give you the measurements to make a bigger bag, so it can store one or two loafs of bread.

Cut two pieces of linen fabric of 14 x 17 inches, and one piece of cotton ribbon of 32 inches.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

2 – Overlock Stitching All Four Sides

As a first step, overlock stitching on all four sides of each piece, as linen fabrics tends to fray, this step will help you to work on this project without the need to worry about the fabric fraying.

Lay the two linen pieces together, pretty side out, and stitch on three sides 1/4 inch seam allowance, the stitching should start from the 1 1/2 inch from the top on both sides, reinforce the start and the end of the stitching.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

3 – Stitch On French Seam

Turn the bag out, and press to flat the seams with a warm iron, stitch on the three sides of the bag 5/8 seam allowance, reinforce the stitching at the beginning and at the end.

The French Seam on this project will help to prevent any fraying on the bag, and it will keep clean your bread all the time.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

4 – Stitch On Both Ends Sides On The Top

Fold to the inside 1/4 inch seam on both sides on each piece of the bag on the top, stitch on.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

5 – Stitch On Both Sides On The Top Of The Bread Bag

Work on each side at the time, fold the top to the back 1/2 inch, and stitch on straight, reinforce the stitching at the beginning and at the end.

Don’t stitch on the sides of each piece.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

6 – How To Feed The Ribbon Through The Drawstring Section

Attach a safety pin on one end of the ribbon and feed it through the drawstring section, start on one side of the bag, and continue to the other side of the bag. This time you can put just one cotton ribbon, or you can put two if you want.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

The cotton ribbon should go all the way on both drawstring sides of the bag.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

8 – Make A Knot On The Cotton Ribbon

Remove the safety pin and make a knot at the end of both ends of the cotton ribbon.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

The Reusable Bread Bag is ready to keep your bread fresh!

DIY Reusable Bread Bag

The DIY Reusable Bread Bag is an easy sewing project that beginners can do anytime.

As this sewing project is made with easy stitching steps with straight stitching only, will help any beginner to learn more about the easy steps to follow to make a small sewing project.

Making a bread bag will help you to keep your bread fresh for more days and it can be made for you or to give it as a small present to a good friend who loves to have fresh bread at home.

How To Wash The Reusable Bread Bag.

It can be washed at the same time as you wash any kitchen towels and potholder, it will be dry in the driyer or on the laundry line in the sun.

Why Bread Bags Should Be Made With Linen?

Linen is a natural fiber, and fabrics made with this fiber are woven and both the natural fiber and the woven fabric will keep your bread fresh and it can breath.

Where To Get Linen Fabric To Make A Bread Bag?

You can find Linen Fabric in the fabric store near you, and also you can order it online, but a good place to find two linen napkins to make the bread bag at a good price will be at the thrift store.

Can Bread Bags Be Made With Cotton Fabric?

Cotton fabric can be used also to make a bread bag, but look for a cotton fabric that is made for kitchen towels.

DIY Reusable Bread Bag, Closing Thoughts

We hope you like this easy to make sewing tutorial to make a drawstring bread bag, as is an easy project to make that won’t take longer than 15 minutes and it will help any beginner to have fun while learning to sew!

Happy sewing


How To Keep Your Bread Fresh Longer – You can read about what to do to keep your bread fresh here.

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DIY Reusable Bread Bag

2 thoughts on “DIY Reusable Bread Bag”

  1. Hi, this was a really in depth and helpful post on how to make a bread bag. I did not know that linen was the best material to use so will keep this in mind. My daughter loves sewing so have passed on this link to her as some really good reviews here also. 

  2. I love to do stuff by myself. And anything that is reusable will definitely resound with me. This bread bag seems super simple to make. And I could choose some very aesthetic materials to make it awesome. Thank you very much for giving me this idea. I can wait to surprise my family with a cool bag in the center of our table. 

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