Bread Basket Cover

Rolls are one of my favorite things to make….but they sure do get cool quick!  The solution?  A bread basket cover.  This little thing can be sewn up pretty quick and because the ends are little flaps, they can cover any size of roll mound or bowl that you are using to store them.

bread basket cover tutorial. Great for eating outdoors too!

Bread Basket Cover:


Materials Needed:

2 fat quarters

1)  Cut 2 pieces of fabric- one for front, one for back  18″ X 18″

2)  Fold the fabric in half two ways and iron- you will be using the creases to help with the next step

3)  Place the fabric pieces together- right sides facing and pin to secure

4)  Using the iron creases, center the plate and mark with a pencil the outside of the plate– the plate shown was 7 1/2″ – 8″ in size.


5)  Cut on the drawn line.  Make sure you pin those layers so they don’t shift.


6)  Sew around all 4 sides and all the curves, leaving a 2″ opening on one straight end for turning

7)  Snip the curves and corners


8)  Turn right sides out and stitch 1/8″ from the edge- this will also close the opening hole


9)  Place in basket or bowl, load up with rolls and fold over the flaps to cover the contents.


The roll recipe can be found here.  They are super yummy!

the best dinner roll recipe


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  1. Jackie

    11 May

    Thank you for the tutorial…

  2. Andrea

    14 May

    This is such an easy tutorial! Why haven’t I made one of these! Thanks!

  3. Jean

    28 May

    I have made perhaps two dozen of these roll coves over the years — I kept about six made with fabrics for the various seasons/holidays and gave the rest to friends. Easy and practical!!

  4. lisa heller

    29 May

    This is a great idea, but I have a question. Do you only cut the plate curve on one of the 4 sides?

  5. Sandy B

    29 May

    I am having a hard time visualizing this and have the same question as lisa. Do you cut more than one plate curve? What does this look like flat? It would be great to see a photo of the completed cover lying flat on a table. Thanks for the tutorial! I’m excited to try it.

  6. Pat Gustafson

    29 May

    I have the same question, what does the finished cover look like. Do you cut more than one half circle? Thanks.

  7. LIsa

    29 May

    Would love to see a picture of the full item laying flat to make sure it’s made correctly. Thx!

  8. Amanda

    29 May

    I think I figured it out! You cut the half circles on all four crease lines – one on each edge of the square piece of fabric. Then you will sew all the way around, turn and top stitch. You will then have four flaps, one from each corner to fold over your bread bowl full of delicious biscuits!

  9. ~T~

    5 November

    Cute covers! And the rolls look just like the ones I make! Now that you’ve been featured on Sew Mama Sew, you’d probably better answer the above questions–I’m confused about the overall shape, too.

  10. Becky

    11 November

    There isn’t a shot of the whole thing is there… I might have to see if I have one. You will be cutting four of these shapes. looks kind of like a cross in the end. The center with four flaps that fold over the rolls after they are piled in the middle. Hope that helps!

  11. Marnae

    18 November

    Thanks, Becky–that makes sense….Definitely going to make one for my Mom to take for Thanksgiving dinner!

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