Soup Hottie



One Friday in our workroom we made double skinned ‘bread bags’ and turned them into soup hotties. The base and sides are filled with wheat grains, popped in the oven to warm through and them wrapped around the soup bowls. An extra removable hottie that sits within the base is a good addition – for double heat there can be one at the bottom and one on top.

We tested them the following week. The soup stayed hot enough and long enough for second and third helpings. They work so well we’ve used them time and time again for all sorts of foods and occasions -so much so that I can’t imagine now how we lived without them!

The pattern has many suggestions for different sizes, fabrics and uses.




Soup Hotties

A derivation of the classic bread bag, but much more useful.

It’s easy to make if you’ve made a thing or two  before; there’s nothing complicated about it, but it will help if you know how to sew, how to handle layers of materials and to make stitch neatly. However, it’s small enough to make on the kitchen table, none of the processes is in itself complicated, the instructions are simple – so you can pick it up and put it down, take your time over it, and enjoy the process…..Even stitch it by hand. Pinning is the key.


The pdf includes: fabric suggestions; cutting dimensions; simple and precise instructions;  our tips, guides and watchpoints; alternative ideas. Oh, and the soup recipe.


Fabric: the handprinted Indian cotton that we have used his perfect, but any light – medium-weight tightly woven fabric such as linen, hemp or cotton poplin will work just as well.


Level: confident beginner plus.



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