I’m going to be really honest, I should have made a casserole carrier YEARS ago. I’ve been taking casseroles to add a dish events wrapped up in a towel. Yes, a towel. And I’m going to be even more honest here – my husband is the one that finally said, “Hun, don’t you think we should buy some sort of casserole carrier? Wrapping up casserole dishes in a towel is a little weird.” So, thank you darling for inspiring me to diy my own casserole carrier.
And because I LOVE simple DIYs, you’ll find this one to be super simple and quick. Let’s get started!
Here’s the fabrics you’ll need:
(2) coordinating squares cut at 21″X21″
(1) cotton batting square cut at 21″X21″
(2) 3″x6″ fabric pieces
(1) 5″X21″ fabric piece
Start off by grabbing your 2 3″X6″ fabric pieces.
You’ll fold them in half longways, right sides together.
Sew a straight stitch using a 1/8″ seam allowance.
Flip right sides out and iron flat. No need for the ends to be sewn. Those should be open.
Next, let’s make a fabric sandwich. Yum, doesn’t that sound good?! You’ll place your 2 fabrics right sides together then lay them on top of your batting.
Take one of your fabric strips and place on one of the corners, sandwiched between your 2 fabric pieces. Pin into place about 1″ from the corner.
Repeat with other fabric strip on the opposite corner.
Pin all your fabric layers together.
I pinned 2 pins in a X to remind me when I’m sewing to leave a opening for turning right side out.
I started sewing around the perimeter of my fabric sandwich just past my X pins. I used the presser foot for my seem allowance, lining the fabric on the edge of the foot as I sewed all the way around until right before I got to the X pins, leaving about 4-5″ gap.
You’ll want to snip the fabric on all 4 corners at an angle to make the corners crisper when it’s turned right side out.
Find your opening and turn your fabric so that the right sides are out.
Top stitch around the perimeter of you fabric square. Hold down the straps and sew them down.
Once you sew around all 4 sides, your open gap will be closed. You’re almost done!
Grab your long piece of fabric and fold in the long sides so they meet in the middle. Iron flat.
Fold over 1/2″ on both short sides and iron.
Fold your fabric piece in half longways to enclose all raw ends of the fabric and sew to close using a 1/8″ seam allowance.
Take your strap and pin onto your fabric square on the opposite corners from the 2 fabric straps.
You’ll have to pull those corners together a bit to pin them.
Sew the short ends of your strap onto your fabric square and that’s it!
Now, simply pull the long strap through both short straps to gather it around your dish.
A 9″x13″ dish fits perfectly. You can also use smaller pans by simply pulling the long strap a little tighter to fit the pan more snugly.
And, surprise! It’s reversible, too!
I’m so glad my sweet husband encouraged me to create a casserole carrier. I can’t wait for the next event where I can show off the cutie!
And, if you’re looking for a quick and delicious casserole to make, Shelley has you covered with this amazing pot pie recipe.
Here are even more casserole ideas so you can show off your new carrier over, and over, and over again!