Saturday, 21 November 2009

Burda 8125

Pattern Description: Kitchen accessories - this review is about the bread roll warmer (view L).

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I did not use the instructions, except to check the order to assembly the layers of the bread roll warmer.

Instructions call for basting the layers together in order to keep them together while sewing the bias tape: instead, I used a temporary spray glue for fabric (and of course I had to wash the bread roll warmer to remove any residual glue before using it with bread!) and a bias binding foot to apply the bias tape. This way, it took just a few minutes to make the single layers.

These are the three layers on my iron board:
bottom layer
middle layer
top layer

To assembly the layers together, I drew the sewing lines on them with white chalk and then proceeded with sewing: first the top layer on the middle one, then these two on the bottom one.

The final result:
the bread roll warmer assembled (you can see the white chalk lines under the stiches)

And the bread roll warmer in action:
bread roll warmer
bread rolls

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was a super quick project: it took less than two hours from tracing the pattern on tissue paper to finish it.

Fabric Used: floral printed cotton; the pattern suggests six 45x45 cm (18"x18") scraps of fabric, I made it with a 110x70 cm (44"x28") piece of fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes!!! I am going to make Christmas gifts with it.


And even the bread was easy to make! The recipe is available here: No-Knead Bread (but bread rolls were made instead of a loaf to take the pictures) and the story behind this recipe here: The Secret of Great Bread: Let Time Do the Work