How to Make a Reusable Bread Bag

2 Materials
10 Minutes

Keep your bread fresh and soft for longer with the help of this practical DIY bread bag! It’s an easy-to-make bag that you can use to store your bread in or to carry the bread from the grocery store home in a more environmentally friendly way.

This bread bag can save you money and reduce the waste you leave behind because you won’t need to use those plastic or paper bags.

It also does a fine job at preventing the bread from drying fast, which means you should have one of these even if you’re making your bread instead of buying it.

Cut out a piece of fabric measuring 30 x 10 inches.

If you want to make your own tie for the bag, cut a 25 x 3 inches strip of fabric. If not, you can use a regular 25-inch ribbon.

Fold the short ends of the main fabric piece towards the wrong side for a quarter-inch and press them. Fold them another half-inch and press again.

Sew the bread bag

Stitch the folded edges.

Fold the fabric in so that the short edges meet and that the right side is facing out.

Stitch the two long edges and trim the seam allowance.

Turn the bag and press it flat.

Stitch the two long edges again.

Make the tie (optional)

Skip this step if you decided to use a ribbon.

Fold and press both short ends of the strap towards the wrong side.

Fold the strap in half along its length towards the wrong side and press it flat.

Unfold, then fold the long edges to the center crease and press everything. Fold in half lengthwise again and topstitch the tie.

Finish the bag

Turn the bag and press it.

Mark the center of the bag 1.5 inches away from the top. Mark the center of the tie as well.

Along the tie and bag center and stitch them together. Stitch a square to give the seam more strength.

The bag is ready for action!

From now on you don’t have to worry about your bread becoming dry fast. Make sure to make a few of these DIY bread bags for your close ones too. Hop on over to our other articles when you finish with this project, you’ll find a lot of fun and easy tutorials you might like!

Suggested materials:
  • Linen or cotton fabric
  • Ribbon (optional)
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  • Krafty Mrs.K Krafty Mrs.K on Mar 09, 2022

    Without a plastic liner how long does it stay fresh??

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  • Dee Dee on Mar 02, 2022

    Thanks for the heads up on the fabric.

  • Anina Salerno-Aita Anina Salerno-Aita on Jan 10, 2023

    I have done this with a couple of old linen dish towels. I just used old ones that looked faded. They’re the perfect weight and shape.