I saw these insulated casserole carriers on Pinterest and, like so many other things I see there, thought they were a great idea and pinned it. I knew I could use one, and had a friend or two that I thought they would make a good gift for. Although, like so many other things I pin on Pinterest, I wasn't sure when I'd actually get around to doing it.
But then my father-in-law showed up to Easter Dinner with his scalloped potatoes wrapped in a bath towel, and I knew I had found my first recipient.
The hardest part about making this was finding fabrics that were manly enough for my father-in-law and still interesting enough for me. I mean, I have a hard enough time picturing him toting his own personal insulated casserole carrier--it definitely would not work to have it in a lovely floral print. I think I struck a good balance. I love the woodgrain print for the interior--and he does a lot of woodworking, so that works too.
The tutorial for this project can be found here, at 2 little hooligans. I found it via this post on the blog Homemade By Jill , who had some great tips that I took into consideration. I followed her directions on using the cotton belting for the strap, as well as extending the length of the carrier to fit a pyrex dish with handles (pictured above).
|Closeup of the fabrics|
I do feel like this is a bit of a strange gift for a guy. I knew that he would love it because he loves ME, but just in case...it never hurts to tuck a batch of peanut butter cookies inside. That way my bases were covered.
|Easy to carry|
I had to stand up on the kitchen counter to get the photo of the carrier all opened up--which was quite interesting to a certain someone.