Finally, I'm able to take this item off my "Things To Make" list. For the benefit of those who've not seen this contraption before, it's called a 'Casserole Dish Carrier'. I first saw it at my dad's kenduri tahlil when my aunty packed her pengat durian in it. She made hers when she was in Turkey. I thought it's such a clever thing and made a mental note to make one for myself one day.
I made mine from memory. I traced the bottom of a round basin which is about 16" in diameter.
To use it, you put your casserole dish into the carrier like such.
Pull the string and tie it to secure the dish in the centre of the carrier
Tada!!! You pick up the two handles and carry your casserole dish in style to the next potluck. It'll be a great conversational piece.
Although it's round, you can still carry a square casserole dish in it, not necessary just round dish.
The carrier would follow the shape of your casserole dish.
I made mine with 100% cotton fabric. The bottom piece is lined with cotton-batting-cotton and quilted so you can carry and keep your food warm. The top piece is lined with a solid cotton fabric to hide the seams. You can see it's fresh from my sewing machine with the tell-tale sign of my tailor's chalk on the quilted backing.
I'm thinking of selling this on my blog. What do you guys think? How much would you buy this for? Leave me some comments. I'd appreciate it :)