Thanks for visiting On the Cutting Floor today.
Today I want to share this easy project I have made with my husband.
It is a very practical Insulated Container Cover to protect your groceries for the heat.
We found this project an absolutely MUST under the current weather conditions. You see, the heat wave that has been affecting the northern hemisphere has made us create this insulated container cover. It makes it easier to get the groceries without worrying about the dairy products sitting in the trunk of our car.
It is a fairly easy project to make. It uses about 1 1/2 yard of fabric.
I decided to go for a cotton blend fabric that was sitting on my stash. It worked fine.
Also, I have also added to pockets to the cover: one inside and one outside.
The inside pockets works as an ice container (just in case you want to protect your groceries even more).
The outside pocket, on the other hand, works for keeping the shopping list or coupons on hand.
Interested in other insulated sewing projects?
I have created a PDF printable version of the pattern for this project.
It will print 21 pages, with no overlapping.
However, if you feel like drafting the pattern yourself (and save a few pages) check on the measurements that have been added to the image here:
1 1/2 yard of cotton blend
1/4 yard of quilting cotton (for pockets):
Measurements for each pocket: 2 pieces of 4” X 8”
2 6” zippers
2 packages of pipping ( about 4 meters or 4 1/2 yards)
Velcro: 1. 8” long for the top of the container
1. 2 pieces with 8” long side and 1 1/2 shorter side (remember that one of
Before starting the project, please mark the velcro and pocket placement on your fabric.
- Pocket: Place the two sides of the pocket together, right sides facing and sew long the side.
- Open the seams and press flat.
- Attach the zipper by placing it on the pocket seam area.
- Unzip the zipper.
- Sew along the teeth of the zipper, until you reached half of its length.
- Lift the presser foot and zip the zipper back.
- When reaching the desire length, turn the pocket horizontally.
- After passing the zipper’s opposite teeth, lift the presser foot again and turn the pocket, so you can sew along the other side.
- Press the pocket flat.
- Pin the pocket to the container cover top. Sew along the four sides of the pocket.
- Repeat this process with the second pocket. This will be in the opposite fabric piece.
- Pipping: Start by measuring the length of the container cover. I used two packages of piping.
- Unstitch about 1 inch of the piping.
- Reveal the cord inside.
- Cut about 3/4 inch of the cord.
- Repeat with the other side.
- Now put both sides together and sew along to join them.
- Sew along.
Put the pippin back together.
Turn the container cover to the right side and press flat.
Add the insul bright padding inside.
Add the other side of the velcro strap.
Follow the marks you have transfer from the pattern for this.
And it is done!
I hope it becomes a very useful project for you too!