Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Instructions for Food Carrier

2 wooden rods 8 1/2 -9 1/2 inches long
4 pieces fabric cut to 4x3 inches
2 pieces fabric 32x11 inches
1 towel, cut into 2 pieces 32x11 inches each
velcro (male and female) 5 inches
wooden board 1/2 inch thick, about 8x8 inches

Iron all fabric pieces.
Pin 1/2 inch hem on both long sides of each 4x3 inch piece. Iron the fold and sew.

Fold each piece in half and iron.

Pin 2 pieces together, right sides together. Pin the folded pieces between the 2 larger pieces with the unsewn edges at both ends about 1 ans 1/2 inches from the sides.

(You can see my dumb-assedness described in my post from yesterday. This shows wrong side up. Do not try this at home!)

Sew up all sides, leaving a gap on one of the long sides to turn it right side out.

Turn fabric right side out and sew along both sides about 1/4 of an inch in. This closes the gap that was left and it can be decorative.

Sew both long sides and one short end of towel pieces. Trim edges and corners and turn inside out. Sew up open end.

To attach velcor (I used an iron-on velcro) fold towel in thirds with one third folded up. Attach velcro to the outside of this piece and to the inside of top piece.
Place towel on top of fabric in the middle like a plus sign. Sew to the fabric on three sides, leaving an opening to insert the board.
The black lines show where you should sew.


Squishypig said...

Awesome! My mom had one very similar to it and it was great to bring to potlucks!

cheribear said...

That is just amazing. I've never seen anything like it before, but if I was ambitious, I bet they'd be a hit for Christmas presents.

Karen said...

Okay, this is so cool. I might have to commission you to make one for me. :)