Repurposed Casserole Server

December 31st, 2009 in member junk     
JACKSON4 JACKSON4, member
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New life for a casserole server!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Wendy Jackson
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Comments (13)

LexisMama writes: When I saw this all I could think of is kitty bed! (or small dog bed...
) Posted: 11:09 am on May 16th
rachelrivniker writes: it is great. I loved it. what a great idea. Posted: 10:31 am on October 1st
RedheadedWahine writes: This is a wonderful repurposing of an item. Like everyone else has written before me, I see these things all the time in thrift stores and have never thought of a use for them! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make me one for my bathroom and maybe some for Christmas gifts. Posted: 5:10 am on July 13th
snowyowl writes: I love this!!! Great Idea. I had several of these as you can find them at thrift stores a lot but never knew what to do with them. I gave them away and now i am looking for them to do this project. Christmas fabric would be great too for the holidays with all sorts of balls and greenery. Love it. You could put pellon or thin batting in the bottom too. Posted: 8:04 am on January 26th
suelovesjunk writes: wow, you are a smart cookie. this is brilliant, i've been pondering what the heck to do with these pretty frames for years, seriously, years Posted: 11:56 pm on January 13th
Junkyard_Ballerina writes: *Thanks* for including the directions. I like your suggestion for adding stabilizer. I've seen so many of these pretty holders, all missing their casserole dishes. Your idea is terrific! Happy New Year! Posted: 11:25 pm on January 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Great idea and love the fabric you chose!!! Posted: 1:08 pm on January 2nd
monakent writes: I can see endless uses for this beauty!!! When I first saw it, I thought of it being used in a bathroom, to hold towels, soaps, etc. Then I thought maybe the bedroom, were it could hold candles, potpourri, jewelry, perfumes, etc. After that, I thought this would make a very classy bread basket. Oh my, I could go on and on and on. This is a lovely redo. Glad you shared this with us. gailmarie Posted: 12:19 pm on January 1st
MakinItHappen writes: Lovely and very clever!!! Posted: 11:35 am on January 1st
JACKSON4 writes: Sorry...I should have shared more directions! I measured the bottom of the server and each of the sides height and length. I added 1 inch to each measurement for seam allowances. In this case the server was 9 x 9 and 4 inches high. So I need:

2 pieces 10 x10
8 pieces 4 x 10

This server was square, so quite a bit a little easier. I have 2 more that are just about finished, rectangles! So in that case I need 4 pieces of fabric for each side measurement.

I sewed 2 boxes out of fabric, just like making a tote bag. I sewed the boxes right sides together at the top, left a hole for turning. After I turned the boxes, therefor making the entire thing reversible, I left the original hole and sewed a seam about 3/4 inch from the top. I then added elastic throught the original hole and then sewed that hole shut!

I originally wanted to use 2 fabrics. But I had quite a bit of this print! I used dry clean only fabric...so I will have to wash the liner by hand. I think addind a layer or two of iron on stabilizer to the botom would make the "basket" more sturdy.

I hope that helps! Feel free to contact me with questions. Posted: 10:25 am on January 1st
suewhitney writes: Hi Jackson4!

Welcome to JIUNKMARKET Style...I'm glad to see you here. This is a great idea for giving a casserole server new life. Thanks so much for sharing and have fun on the site! Happy New Year...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:55 am on January 1st
texasjunkermom writes: Very pretty, BUT you need to explain what you did with the pieces of material....are they sewn together, just tucked here and there or what. Come on, hurry! I have one I need to do RIGHT NOW!! Welcome to the site; great project. Posted: 11:49 pm on December 31st
alicemom writes: Cool idea! Great job! Welcome to JMS. Lots of fun stuff and people.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:10 pm on December 31st
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