A Christmas Bread Basket

After my Thanksgiving Bread Basket project, I decided that I was going to need a similar bread basket liner for my Christmas table. I went to the fabric store and chose some red linen-look polyester blend fabric for the liner and a Christmas print for the trim.

I used my hand-made newspaper pattern to cut the liner. The liner is 16 x 18 inches with 4 "arms" to fold inward. It is shown here cut on the fold.

I cut different sizes of blocks from the Christmas print to fuse on the arms of the liner.

The blocks were fused on to the arms with Wonder-Under.

I also finished the outer edge with a zigzag stitch.

This project was quick, simple and was completed in one evening.

The bread basket is ready, and to fill it . . .


  1. My browser closed just as I pushed post, so I don't think my last message went though.

    This is such a fun idea Anita. You're very creative to even think to make a basket cover. My family just uses a napkin to cover the rolls during holiday meals. However, it would be totally cute to make one of these to match your dishes and linens. Thanks for sharing your idea.

    You're making me miss Hancock. All of the ones in my area went out of business years ago. I haven't been able to find decent fabric locally since.

    Thanks for linking this to my party!

  2. What a cute idea! So fun for Christmas!

  3. What a cute, seasonal liner you designed, Anita! You are so talented!!

  4. Oh, I love this! Thanks for showing us how to make one! Happy holidays! ♥

  5. gosh that is so creative. wonderful!

  6. Anita,
    I love the tutorial. It could be made for so many different occasions. Love it !

  7. Wonderful tutorial! This would make a great handmade gift too. Thanks for the wonderful idea! And thanks for sharing it with the Christmas party. Pinning and tweeting.