Vintage inspired dinner roll holder

A couple of years ago, I found the pattern for this Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder on a blog called Gingercake.

I loved it and straight away dowloaded the free tutorial.  Then it has sat there on my computer - forgotten, ever since!
Until now!  
I decided it was time to give it a try and finally make myself a fancy dinner roll holder.

The instructions were nice and clear, and it's a pretty simple tutorial to follow.
Really you make 3 fabric circles..
And then measure and stitch them together in a particular way to produce the pretty basket-like result.

To fasten it together, I got out my collection of snap fasteners - which  I don't think I've ever actually used!
I decided on a packet that my mum brought me out from England on her last trip:

Can you see the price on the top right? 8.5p!  I think mum's had these a while too!
I followed the instructions and attached a couple to my dinner roll holder...

Popped the studs together...

And ta da..  I now have my very own dinner roll holder!
With some matching napkin rings I made a couple of days ago 

Of course you don't just have to put bread rolls in it!
You could fill it with small packs of chips for the kids..

Or a selection of sweeties..

Really whatever you would like!
It could even work as a desk tidy - filled with pens, erasers, paper clips etc!

A very versatile little fabric dish!


  1. That is quite clever! I think it would make a fun gift, filled with whatever suits the occasion. Examples: new baby supplies, school supplies, happy birthday cupcakes, matchbox cars for a little boy, etc.

    1. What a great idea to fill it with things for a gift Susan! I hadn't thought of that!

  2. Wow! That is really cool!!

  3. Looks so cute with the fun stuff inside it! I rarely use snaps because of sewing them on - but those look so easy.

    1. Thanks Mich!
      These snaps were banged in with a hammer - but I also have a nifty tool that squeezes them into place - I just have to try to remember how to use it....


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