In addition to designing, quilting and sewing I also love bread baking! Making fresh bread always brings up a question of storage for it. My favorite sourdough recipe makes 2 loaves. One immediately goes into the freezer and the other is consumed- but there is the whole storage issue. You really don’t want to leave the bread in a plastic bag closed off from any oxygen for days, but leaving it unwrapped (even in a breadbox) it could dry it out quickly. I did a little web surfing which turned up linen bread bags. In fact, tons of them are for sale on Etsy and are relatively simple to make. I figured that, with as much bread as I bake and give away, these little bags would make a great gift sack to give as well. I created my designs and ordered them printed onto cotton linen fabric. And voila (these are a bit wrinkled- they just came out of the dryer):
First I wrap a sheet of wax paper around the loaf
Then into the bag
And into the breadbox!
This worked great in keeping the bread moist and fresh until it was gone. I just turn them inside out to wash/dry.