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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Casserole Cover

For those of you who have been waiting to hear about my casserole carrier, the wait is over.  You got a sneak peak if you checked out my etched casserole dishes tutorial.

I am sure many of you have a casserole carrier.  I have an ugly bright blue one that came with one of my pyrex dishes.  It is truly hideous!  I have always wanted something nicer, but I am not willing to pay the $50 or more that I find for one in many catalogs.

A couple months back, I am came across a tutorial for a casserole carrier over at 2 little hooligans. I loved this easy and personalized casserole carrier.  You can make this carrier can be customized to fit any preference or decor. I bookmarked this tutorial for when I had my fabric and the time to make one.  Well, I still don't have mine made, but I did make one for my best friend, Laura for her wedding shower.  This was part of a series of gifts for her.

Here is what I came up with:



I made a few changes from the tutorial over at 2 little hooligans.  Since I was using a larger casserole dish, I first measured the casserole dish to properly fit the cover.  Make sure to measure it with the plastic cover on it (if it has one) from handle to handle and the width.  There are two main pieces of fabric, the wider part to go around the middle and the long piece to go the length of the dish.  I expanded the sizes of each of these to accomodate for this casserole dish.  I made the wider piece 30 by 16 inches and the long piece  40 by 13 inches.

Then, I cut long strips of the main fabric and batting that were 2 1/2 inches by 33.  I used these as my handles.  When I sewed the two main pieces together, I stuck the handles in at the seams.  I didn't want to make separate handles, so tucking the handle ends under the seams worked perfectly and saved me time.

This casserole cover was a hit at the shower!  I love when my crafty skills impress people.  It is a nice pat on the back for all my hard work!  I also just love giving gifts that people can't buy at a store.

Here is the entire gift package:
I made her the the casserole carrier, two etched dishes(see tutorial), couple mugs (see tutorial), menu board (see tutorial),  and monogrammed coasters (see tutorial).  There you have it great gift ideas with the tutorials included.

If you make any of these I would love to see how yours turns out!

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7 comments:

  1. yay!! i'm so glad you posted this! I need to try it out :)

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  2. Awesome! Wish I was her! Love!

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  3. Wow--all of those gifts look so nice! What a lucky friend =)

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  4. what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;)

    --Michelle

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  5. Nice! I love the colors, and I have a wedding to come with gifts for this summer :)

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  6. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I really appreciate it! Now to find time to make myself one!

    ~Jill

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  7. I love this...very classy looking!!! My daughter has been wanting one...maybe I'll try making one!!!

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