Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Make your own Curd Draining Bag

Artisan quality curd draining bags can be expensive. Even though you can use a pillow case to drain soft cheese it is nice to have professional equipment. These curd bags are easy and inexpensive to make.

Make your own Curd Draining Bag

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.36” wide Bleached Muslin (or a looser weave fabric if you prefer)
Cotton Draw String Cord
Single fold 7/8” Bias Tape


1. Cut 13 ½” of muslin. Fold is at the bottom, salvage is at the top.
2. Sew a ¼” seam on each side. Turn and press

3. Sew a 5/8” seam on each side enclosing the first seam.

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4. Cut 2 12” lengths of bias tape

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5. Open and press ends
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6. Sew top of bias tape to the top of the bag, turn bag wrong side out
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7. Fold the bias tape down and press

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8. Sew the bottom edge of the bias tape

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Repeat with the other side

9. Cut 26” of cord

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10. Thread the cord through the bias tape

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11. Turn inside out to finish

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Finished size 12 1/2" X 17"

1 comment:

Paula said...

Oh, this is quite helpful! I am tired of pillowcase. How did you know that?