We love pistachios, and the ones we buy at our local Grocery Outlet come in these nice heavy cotton cloth bags. I can't bear to throw them out, so I have been saving them. I finally thought of something to make from them!
A few months ago I asked for a bread machine on Free Cycle, and I got one! It works perfectly, and I have been making wonderful whole wheat bread all the time ever since.
I have found that the bread doesn't like plastic bags, and does best wrapped in a dish towel. So, I took apart two of the pistachio bags and combined them to make a bread bag!
I also tried the Overcasting Stitch on my Janome Horizon to stitch the bag, which works great! I have had the machine for close to two years, and have not used any of the specialty feet. I have resolved to go through the book and try each one.
Anyway, here are some pics of my Pistachio Bread bags. I plan to make a baguette bag as well, by sewing two of the bags end to end.