This pie carrier bag is a simple and quick project which will give you the perfect way to carry tasty treats to a picnic!
Will fit 15″x9″ rectangle dish, a 10″ square dish, a 10″ pie dish, a 10″ wide salad bowl with decently high sides, and a 10″ wide casserole dish with a lid (overall height of 6″)
Fabric: Something with strength, structure and easy washing abilities, think canvas, denim, drill, etc.
Yardage: You’ll have leftovers from 1/2 a metre of 150cm wide fabric. This is a good project for scraps.
Cut 1 rectangle ‘Pie Body’ 16.5″ x 32″
Cut 1 rectangle ‘Handle’ 3″ x 36″ (this will be cut in half later to become your 2 handles)
- On the handle rectangle, press in a 1/4″ on each long side of the handle, and then iron the handles in half, enclosing the raw edges
- Pinstitch the long edge to enclose the raw seams of the handle , and then cut in 1/2 (that’s your 2 handles)
- Finish the edges of the Pie Body
- Press the finished edges of the long sides of the Pie Body under by 3/8″ and of the two short sides by 1″
- From the wrong side, stitch the long side of the Pie Body to secure your 3/8″ edge.
- Pin your handles to the short sides of the Pie Body 4″ from each side, sandwiching them under your pressed edge.
- From the wrong side, sew down the pressed edge of the short side, catching the handles
- At this point, you could choose to sew a label to the exterior (something you can entirely sew down would be best)
- From the right side, sew the handles down with an X shape
- Fold your Pie Body so that the two short edges with handles meet at the centre, pin and press
- Sew the sides of the Pie Body together, with a 1/4″ SA, stopping just below your topstitch line in the centre (this gives a little bit more wiggle room to get your pie in, if it’s especially big)
- Add bartacks to each of the 4 corners and 1 each on the edge of the opening (8 in total, check out the line drawing for placement)