Linen Bread Bag – PDF Weaving Pattern


Linen Bread Bags

My dad bakes delicious sourdough bread and is very generous with his loaves – he never shows up empty handed! This linen bread bag is for every bread baker (or bread lover!) to store, share, and transport their baking. Linen is the ideal fibre for a hardworking handwoven bag – smooth and strong, it’ll stand up to multiple washes and age gracefully while also letting your bread breathe. It’s also a great way to incorporate more zero-waste practices in your kitchen, reducing the need for disposable plastics. This fast and simple project is woven to size and includes a clever way to weave matching handwoven bands on your floor loom, two different ways to sew the bands and shape the bag, as well as easy sewing instructions. 

Read below for full project details.


This pattern is more than just plain instruction – personal experience and pro tips and tricks are included to help you achieve great results! This pattern has fully illustrated sewing instructions, and a page full of ideas to modify the project and make it your own.

  • Minimum Equipment: 4 harness loom with a minimum of 14” weaving width, 12 dent reed, 1 shuttle
  • Warp and weft requirements: GIST Yarn and Fiber Lithuanian Linen, one cone each in Fog and Cream
  • Additional material/equipment needed: Gütermann Cotton Thread, colour 3756 (for sewing), waste yarn.

This project is geared to the beginner/novice weaver who is comfortable warping and weaving but would like to follow a pattern and learn more about creating their own unique textile designs on the loom. This PDF download is 8 pages long and includes 12 colour images outlining the process, detailed illustrated sewing instructions, instructions for weaving a band, as well as the instructions/treadling draft.

Please note that you are not purchasing a finished bread bag but a pattern to design and make your own!

As professional artist and handweaver, my goal is to develop weaving patterns that engage people in their own creativity and increase their skills and confidence through simple projects. Making beautiful woven textiles does not have to be challenging!

This pattern is for personal, non commercial use only.

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