Tea-Towel Bread Pouch
You've put your sourdough starter through its paces this year; slide a fresh loaf into a DIY bread pouch for a fellow carb lover.
Photography: Kate Mathis
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2020
Cut two 14-by-18-, 10-by-22-, or 7-by-15-inch rectangles out of tea towel(s), using a finished edge for one short side to serve as the pouch's opening.
Stitch bags using a French seam: Stack 2 pieces with wrong sides facing in, making sure that finished edges are paired at the top. Stitch sides and bottom with a 1/4-inch seam allowance; press with iron. Turn outside-in and press seams flat. Stitch around sides and bottom again, this time with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Turn inside-out; press.
Cut two 18-inch pieces of ribbon. Fold one end of one ribbon under 1/8 inch, and then again 1/8 inch. Pin folded end to front of bag, centered about a third of the way up from bottom; hand-stitch to bag. Repeat on back of bag with second piece of ribbon. Fold top of bag over and tie ribbons together.