|How cute is this fabric for something you use to carry food?|
I made another casserole carrier using this tutorial, with added tips on measurements and straps from this page here, and I decided to put my own little spin on it.
I had this idea when I made my own casserole carrier and was joining the top and bottom pieces--why not leave one side open so that you could slip an ice pack or heat pack in there, upping the insulation's ability to keep something hot or cold?
So I only sewed up three of the sides and added a little velcro tab:
Then I made a hot pack using some scrap fabric and rice. I got the idea from this therapy pack tutorial, but skipped the essential oil and made my pack to fit in the bottom of my carrier. You heat the pack in the microwave for 2 minutes before putting it in the carrier's pocket. It does make the carrier quite a bit heavier, but I was pleased with how long it kept my turkey noodle casserole with hidden cauliflower and carrots hot for the preschool potluck! Oh, and bonus--you could definitely use this rice pack as a therapy pack too.