Tutorial: sewing a pie bag for hot take-out dishes

Tutorial: sewing a pie bag for hot take-out dishes

You are invited to dinner, and it is you who bring the dessert? This is THE time to introduce your chocolate cake recipe. Only problem: it must remain hot! Neither one nor two, you draw your sewing machine to make a pie bag. It will keep the dish perfectly, and keep it warm while avoiding burns. To your machines!


- two squares of cotton or linen fabric 60 cm side - a fabric ribbon 10 cm by 100 cm - a square of fleece for potholders (fire treated) 50 cm side - a sewing machine - thread - a needle - pins - scissors - a pencil

Budget: 30 euros Time: 3 hours


1. Draw two squares of 50 cm side in your fabrics, a rectangle of 70 cm by 8 cm and two rectangles of 15 cm by 8 cm. Cut out by adding 1 cm of seam allowance.

2. Pin the square of fleece to the inside of the fabric of your bag.

3. Turn everything over, and draw a few patterns on the right side of the fabric to create the quilting.

4. Sew the machine in straight stitch, according to the patterns drawn. Your fabric is now padded, and the fleece is in place.

5. Fold the three rectangles of fabric lengthwise in half. Then sew in straight stitch at the edge, to create a tube. Turn them over so that the seams are invisible.

6. Pin the long strip diagonally to the quilted fabric. Form two loops with the other two strips, on the two remaining opposite angles.

7. Now pin the fabric square for the outside of your bag on the quilted fabric. Take care to pin the two fabrics, right sides together.

8. Sew in a straight stitch all around the bag, taking care to take the fabric ribbons well in the seams. Leave 10 cm of opening and cut the angles to be able to turn the bag.

9. Turn your bag over and close the opening with a few stitches by hand.

10. Your bag is ready! Here's how to fold it:


To personalize your bag, you can vary the fabrics, ribbons or stitching patterns. Always prefer natural materials such as cotton or linen, which will be more resistant to heat. Treat yourself, then get a practical and unique bag. Thanks to the folding, this pie bag will adapt to the size of all your dishes and can be taken for your dinners or picnics. Expect to be invited more often! Did you like this tutorial? Send us photos of your super tart bags via our Facebook page, and find other ideas on our Pinterest!