How to Make a Reusable Bread Bag

How to keep bread fresh can be a challenge. A bread container for storing homemade bread is as easy as making a DIY linen bread bag. This simple linen bag will keep homemade bread fresh for days! Let me show you exactly how to make a reusable bread bag.

How This Bag Keeps Bread Fresh

Homemade made bread does not keep a long as bread purchased in the aisle of the local market. And the reason as to why is simple, unlike grocery store bread, the homemade version contains no preservatives.

This means that homemade bread should be consumed within a few days time whereas store-bought bread can last for a week or more!

In order to elongate the lifespan of homemade bread, one needs an ideal location to store it. Enter the linen bread bag!

This easy DIY linen bread bag brings old world classic charm to your kitchen while preventing bread from drying out. In addition to this, linen naturally absorbs moister, which will help prevent homemade bread from molding.

A linen bread bag will also keeps the light out. All of these factors make it an ideal bread container!

How to Make a Reusable Bread Bag


  1. The amount of space for the drawstring will vary depending on what is used (ribbon or twisted fabric rope). 1 1/2-inch is an average measurement, but make sure to calculate the width prior to sewing.
  2. Linen bread bags can be washed with mild laundry soap on delicate cycle, then hung to dry.

Needed Supplies:

  • 100% linen napkins, or linen tea towels
  • 2 pieces of ribbon or twisted fabric rope
  • Sewing machine, or needle and thread to hand sew


  1. Lay the two linen napkins together evenly.
  2. Using a basic stitch, sew the two pieces together. First across the bottom end, then the two longer sides. Make sure to stop sewing 1 1/2-inch from the top.
  3. Now for the drawstring. Working one side at a time, fold the open end of the linen in half and sew once again using a basic stitch. Make sure to leave enough room for the ribbon or twisted fabric rope to feed through.
  4. Attach a safety pin to the ribbon or fabric rope, feed through the sewn drawstring section of the linen bread bag.
  5. To prevent the drawstring from being pulled from the bread container, tie the ends together.

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