• DIY: Cloth Bread Bag

    I’ve been making bread a lot these days with the weather being kind of rainy and cold. I always like to wrap fresh bread in cotton dish towels to keep it fresh during the day, so decided I should just make a bread bag out of two kitchen dish towels.

    It’s super simple. Of course, you don’t have to stencil ‘bread’ onto your bag. I was just going through freezer paper stencil withdrawals. It’s been several weeks since my last hit.

    Get the full instructions on making the bread bag with the pdf to download the ‘bread’ stencil right here on Momtastic.


    1. Geek+Nerd said… March 7, 2011 3:44 pm

      Super duper cute – thanks for sharing.

    2. Emily said… February 27, 2011 3:21 am

      this is great!! do you mind me asking what font you used to make the bread stencil? thanks! 🙂

    3. MFTA said… February 25, 2011 8:57 am

      This is great idea and we don't waste paper bags!We featured this on the Materials for the Arts blog: http://mfta.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/simple-reuse-craft-projects/

    4. Molly (OneKindWord) said… February 24, 2011 7:24 am

      I've just started making my own bread. And this bag is so cute! Thanks for sharing the idea 🙂

    5. Diana Hulme said… February 23, 2011 4:08 pm

      LOVE THIS. So useful, and really cute too. 🙂 I totally feel you on the freezer paper stencils! Hehe.

    6. Nicki said… February 23, 2011 6:04 am

      I love this idea! I make banana and pumpkin bread, along with cardamon bread, all the time, and I usually end up wrapping them up in a towel. But this would keep the counter looking much neater, and would be perfect for the larger loaves that are difficult to fold the towel around. Thanks!

    7. AlyssaP said… February 22, 2011 6:45 pm

      Love it! I love wrapping homemade bread in fabric to give as gifts. I might need to make the bread bags instead. At home, I tend to wrap bread in plastic wrap AND foil. It seems not to make it soggy that way. At least the white bread I make. Also, if I use it mainly toasted, I keep it in the fridge – makes it last MUCH longer.I think I will need to switch to a bread bag. Thanks for the great idea!

    8. Grace said… February 22, 2011 6:39 pm

      so sweet!

    9. Ainsley said… February 22, 2011 5:06 pm

      that is a super cute bread cloth bag! unfortunately my cat will eat through anything to get to bread while we are away so we have to have a bread box 🙁

    10. Liz Stanley said… February 22, 2011 5:03 pm

      caroline, we have a great japanese dollar store here (actually it's a $1.50. darn economy). it has some amazing stuff. but i'm guessing a lot of dollar stores would have something similar?

    11. Chelsea said… February 22, 2011 4:55 pm

      Love this! And p.s. — recently became a daily reader here, and I look forward to it every day!

    12. .caroline armelle. said… February 22, 2011 3:10 pm

      so cute! i have to do this!i've been making bread lately too, and the plastic does make it too moist.also, which dollar store did you find the dish towels at? they are darling!

    13. M and E said… February 22, 2011 1:21 pm

      My question is does the bread bag keep the bread fresh long-term, like until it's gone? I'm really trying to cut down on plastic bag usage around here but I worry that our bread will get stale!

    14. Liz Stanley said… February 22, 2011 12:22 pm

      ivyjeanne, just in the grocery store, next to the waxed/parchment type paper!

    15. ivyjeanne said… February 22, 2011 10:14 am

      GREAT idea, Liz! One question though: where do you find "freezer paper"? Grocery store or craft store..?

    16. Liz Stanley said… February 22, 2011 8:49 am

      Karissa, yeah, I've found plastic bags just made it soggy= moldy

    17. Jan @ Family Bites said… February 22, 2011 7:32 am

      This is fun. I make bread bags, but have never thought of stenciling them. Great idea.

    18. Karissa Jade Ferguson said… February 22, 2011 6:55 am

      I love baking bread but I hate using so many plastic bags to keep it fresh. This is perfect!

    19. Melissa said… February 22, 2011 5:54 am

      What a great idea! We make bread at our cabin I need to make one of these bags.

    20. Krystal said… February 22, 2011 5:41 am

      awww we need one of those!!

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