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I have been instructed to ask if anyone knows how long a bag would need to be if it were to hold a stick of French bread. She has seen cotton(?) bags on sale in France for the containing of the said item and has said 'why buy one when I can make one?'.

Now I know the obvious answer is going to be along the lines of 'as long as a French stick' etc :roll: but if anyone can provide the said dimensions we would be most grateful.
 

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Wikepedia suggests The standard diameter of a baguette is approximately 5 or 6 cm, but the bread itself can be up to a meter in length, though usually about 60cm. A baguette typically weighs 250 grams (8.8 oz). It is also known in English as a French stick or a French bread.

However, different bakers make their bread of different lengths and don't forget that the choice of types (and length of loaf) is endless. Good idea to make one though, it is hardly a big job to do!
 

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MrsW said:
Wikepedia suggests The standard diameter of a baguette is approximately 5 or 6 cm, but the bread itself can be up to a meter in length, though usually about 60cm. A baguette typically weighs 250 grams (8.8 oz). It is also known in English as a French stick or a French bread.

However, different bakers make their bread of different lengths and don't forget that the choice of types (and length of loaf) is endless. Good idea to make one though, it is hardly a big job to do!
Thank you for that. Should have thougt of Wikipedia myself but it seemed such a daunting technical question :oops:
 

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MikeCo said:
Don't forget to make the bag shorter than the bagette so that you can still pinch the end of it on the way back to the van.
No, no, make it longer, then you can hide the fact you have pinched the end!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Baguettes are usually this long!

Now imagine an angler holding his arms out to describe the "one that got away".

Anyway - it's not size that matters, it's the quality!
 

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Good idea though.

Then you can make a bag to keep the baguette bags in.

Then a bag to keep the bag for the baguette bags

Then a bag for the bags to keep the bag for the baguette bags.

Oh Lordy :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SDA
 

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baguette bag

:oops: I must admit it - I bought a "Pain" bag when we were in Honfleur at Easter. Somehow the fact that it had a French word on it, made it extra special - unfortunately it turned out to have been made in China and so perhaps I should have made my own and just embroidered "Pain" on it and saved my euros!! Can't help with the length just now (sorry) as it is on the van on its special hook ready for the next baguette.

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By 'eck, so many helpful comments and remarks. :D

Please note I have now corrected the spelling in the thread 'heading'. My English spelling is bad enough but when it comes to furrin......
 

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We use a new pillowcase which was set aside for the job.
Put straight in, the baguette(s) sticks out of the bag by a few inches but put diagonally the ones which we buy seem to fit inside.
 

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My sister bought me one back from France. It is 30cm wide by 65cm long. I hope I am attaching a picture, fingers crossed!

Lorna
Thank you. She is currently studying the picture with a view to copying the method of manufacture.

I must admit that this is my first view of such an item and I was expecting something more like an elongated version of the shoe bags that I used to have at school. But then, it wasn't me that spotted them in the first place.
 

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I saw the baguette bags in Lakeland and being from Yorkshire I thought to myself "I am not paying that"
So I made my own. Its nothing fancy, made from cotton calico lined with polythene. Looks like a "pump"bag"

The baguettes do go soft after a few hours in the bag but at least they are still edible. Not rock hard and dry as they go if they are left in the open.

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BAguette bag

Just measured our bag which we purchased in Honfleur - 22cm wide; 77cm long (takes two good sized baguettes) and has a flap 16cm long. The only thing I did change on the original was put a stiffener along the top edge so that the bag is always flat to the wall (I actually used a pencil - all I had to hand in France!!).

Your better half could always set up a cottage industry - there are loads of people who buy French sticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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