One of the best reasons to sew is that you can make things that you just can't find in the store. Case in point? Casserole dish carriers. Sure, you might be able to find the rare insulated casserole tote at a kitchen specialty store, but if you want to choose from a wide variety of styles and fabrics, you're going to have to make it yourself. The tutorials below demonstrate several different ways to keep casseroles safe while you travel and warm while you serve them––and always stylish.
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Fabric Dish Insulator Pattern
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold with a handmade fabric dish insulator. If you're bringing a cold dish to a summer get-together, you can line the insulator with ice packs before adding the dish to help keep food cold in the hot sun.
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Simple Dish Carrier from Love of Sewing
This casserole carrier is simple to sew and the tutorial provides step-by-step instructions. These would make a great gift as well.
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Cozy Toter from Dixie Doodles
It is rare to find a carrier that will accommodate a round baker or cocotte, but this one does it. You'll find wonderful directions here with many photos, so you can see the construction method before diving into the project.
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Casserole Carrier with Utensil Holder from Two Little Hooligans
This casserole carrier includes step-by-step photo enhanced directions. It not only insulates a dish, but it also provides a handy spot to carry a serving utensil. Fabric handles to keep the project economical.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Hot Mess Casserole Carrier from FreeSpirit Fabric
Ready for a bit more advanced sewing? This fantastic project features a structured carrier with a zipper closure along the top edge. It is accompanied by full step-by-step instructions with photos to guide you through the process of constructing this durable casserole carrier.
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Quilted Casserole Carrier from Moda Bake Shop
Do you enjoy quilting? Be sure to check out this free pattern for a fun quilted tote. This unique casserole carrier uses round pocketbook handles and it's bound to catch everyone's attention.
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Casserole Carrier in Simple Marks from Moda Fabrics
This casserole carrier is unique in that it provides a way to attach an oven mitt and other things you might need to go with the casserole. It is constructed with webbing straps that go all the way around the casserole for strength that will hold up. The photo enhanced directions also feature a pocket to carry a serving utensil.
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Placemat Casserole Carriers from Sew Many Ways
This page of free instructions offers two different versions of casserole carriers. One uses a single placemat and ribbon while the other uses two placemats and has a strong durable handle to carry your casserole.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Insulated Casserole Carrier from Sewing Mamas
Looking for a simple carrier? This one is unique and clever, made using a square of quilted fabric and D rings.
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Casserole, Pie, or Cookie Carrier from Moore's Sewing
You can't put a hot pie in a plastic carrier or a totally sealed container without it becoming soggy. This carrier is a simple and perfect solution for carrying a warm casserole or baked goods.