Monday, March 14, 2011

Finally Finished: Casserole Carrier

Bell are ringing

Bird are chirping

The alleluia is at full blast

I'm happy to announce that I am finally finished with my most recent project. It's a casserole carrier. We go to a few cookouts in the winter months and numerous ones in the summer. I saw this and was inspired to make one for myself.

Here's the final product. Isn't it pretty?
The fabric is from JoAnn Fabric and I used Insul-Bright as instructed. During all of the sewing I noticed I didn't have flannel to make the straps thick. I had extra fleece from my love blanket so I used that instead. She says to double up the flannel but I just used single fleece.

I also made mine slightly different since I wanted long pieces to wrap around. I ended up using a lot of velcro. It makes a nice sturdy seal so no heat will be escaping.

I did end up spending lots of time with my seam ripper. I had to rip our the top stitching because I ran out of thread. Then more seam ripping because I put on the one handles wrong. I accidentally ripped out the correct handle so then I had to put that back on. OMG, so much seam ripping. I thought I would never finish.

Anyone who is new to sewing, I tell them to just start sewing. If you mess up, just tear it out! Anyway, I live by that when I sew. I do try to minimize the ripping, but it usually doesn't ruin your project if you sew something wrong. Just rip it out and try again.

The result of all the ripping and sewing is this beauty. I honestly want to make another since I now have the hang of it. It would make a great bridal shower gift!!

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kpmattingly said...

Love the fabric choice! I made one of these as a Christmas gift last year! Lots of work but it turned out great!

Misty said...

You did a FABULOUS job!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"! I'll be featuring this on the 22nd, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

Jessica Blankenship said...

That fabric is too cute. Newest follower. Would love a follow back