Homemade Bread Bags for Homemade Bread

nauru, May 13, 2:52am
They are now selling these bags (for all sorts of food) commercially for a small fortune, I saw some in Palmy Mall the other day.I made mushroombags years ago for next to nothing, they are great and keep mushrooms fresh for quite a while.

elliehen, May 13, 4:12am
In earlier times when flour was bought in cotton and rayon bags, people used to use these for bread bags - when they weren't recycling them sewing knickers for children ;)

lindylambchops1, May 20, 5:16am
Based on this link I just made myself some bread bags so I can now stop using bought plastic bags.I used some Tea Towels that I had never used.I went through a period of collecting Tea Towels from various places I visited.Now I am putting them to use.
http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2009/05/the-bread-bag.html Mine didn't need any embellishments like buttons.So quick & easy to make.Another good tutorial is this one: http://ieatfood.net/2010/02/27/bread-bag-tutorial/

buzzy110, May 20, 5:33am
I rather liked the little teapot button though.

lindylambchops1, May 20, 5:37am
LOL Buzzy1

kinna54, May 20, 6:51am
OMG. I have a couple of those around somewhere! That is the same pattern I used
as a scout mum years agoto make ditty bags, which scouts carried their eating utensils in. I am now going to dig them out and use them for my bread!

lindylambchops1, May 20, 7:07am
Brilliant!It just seems such a waste to keep using plastic bags.

nauru, May 20, 12:23pm
Great idea. I made myself cotton Mushroom bags a few years ago.I find that they keep my mushrooms fresh a long time.

lythande1, May 20, 8:19pm
Why? Once you put it in a plastic bag, it loses the nice crust and goes all horrible and floppy.
Make a smaller loaf more often instead.

lindylambchops1, May 21, 5:16am
Based on this link I just made myself some bread bags so I can now stop using bought plastic bags.I used some Tea Towels that I had never used.I went through a period of collecting Tea Towels from various places I visited.Now I am putting them to use.
http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2009/05/the-bread-bag.html Mine didn't need any embellishments like buttons.So quick & easy to make.Another good tutorial is this one: http://ieatfood.net/2010/02/27/bread-bag-tutorial/I sewed mine wrong sides together so the crumbs don't get in the seams!

lythande1, May 21, 8:19pm
Why! Once you put it in a plastic bag, it loses the nice crust and goes all horrible and floppy.
Make a smaller loaf more often instead.

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