Use This Guide To Sew Reversible Fabric Soup Bowl Cozy
Easy sewing project for the kitchen that you can do in under an hour to make a DIY fabric bowl cozy from quilting cotton fabric.
Protect your hand and finger when you are holding a bowl of hot soup or oatmeal with this bowl cozy. It is like the same purpose as this ice pop cozy, except the tutorial this time is for the bowl.
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Making one or two won’t take too much time. You can make these four bowl cozies in just under an hour.
What Is Fabric Bowl Holder
A fabric bowl holder or bowl cozy is a piece of insulated fabric pad for the bowl that usually resembles a bowl itself to fit in it.
The fabric bowl’s cozy purpose is to keep your hand warm when you hold a bowl of ice cream or protect your hand when you have a bowl of hot soup or other hot meals.
You can use a paper towel or even a clean kitchen towel for holding a bowl of hot soup. But who doesn’t love a pretty little thing that you can sew to help you around the kitchen? Also, you can customize the print and color you like.
The Best Fabric For Bowl Cozy
The best fabric type you can use for this project is 100% cotton because it is easy to work with and comes with various prints and colors.
Use 100% cotton batting for the bowl holder too, this Pellon Wrap N Zap cotton batting is perfect for this project. Avoid using iron-on batting.
Disclaimer: I don’t recommend using the bowl cozy for microwave use, as I am not sure if it safe on your microwave or not. Any kitchen appliances might have different capabilities.
A synthetic material like polyester might get melting or possibility of catching fire from heating in the microwave. Polyblend batting and all-purpose thread contain polyester.
The bowl cozy is better to use for serving the bowl of hot soup or cold meal.
If you must use this bowl holder for microwaving food, you should use all 100% cotton material from fabric, batting, and thread. Any insulated batting that contains metal and metallic print fabric or thread can catch fire in the microwave.
What You Need To Make Fabric Bowl Cozy
Depending on how big the bowl you are using, you might get 3 to 4 bowl holders (standard 6 inches soup bowl) from 1-yard fabric with both sides has the same print or color.
If you are using a bundle of fat quarters that usually comes in 5 up to 24 sheets of fabric, you can make multiples bowl holders with different prints on both sides. You might want to prewash the fabric first to reduce shrinkage.
- 1 yard or fat quarter bundle of 100% cotton fabric
- 100 % cotton batting, like this Pellon Wrap N Zap cotton batting
- Disappeared ink fabric marker, I like this dual-purpose fabric marker
- 100% cotton thread
- Pin or these quilting clips
- Sewing machine
Easy Fabric Soup Bowl Holder Tutorial
See the bowl cozy video tutorial here.
Cut 2 sheets of fabric 10 x 10 inches. Cut 2 sheets of batting 10 x 10 inches.
Put one square fabric with the wrong side facing up and put one square batting on top. Pin it together or use the clip.
Fold in half, mark the folding spot. Do the same way for the other side of the fabric.
Draw diagonal lines to connect all opposite corners. Draw the line between the folding spot. Sew straight on both diagonal lines.
On all vertical lines on the edge of the batting, mark 1 inch both left and right from the line. Mark 2 inches inward. Connect all marking spots to create the triangle.
On the folding position, pin it together and sew the 2 inches line on all four sides. Trim the extra fabric around 1/2 inch from the line.
Repeat the process for the other piece of square fabric and batting.
To assembly, pin together both bowl cozies with the right side of the fabric facing each other. Sew straight along the edge and skip 4 inches for the opening.
Clip all corners to reduce the bulk. Turn the bowl cozy right side out.
Use the chopstick to push each corner. Topstitch the hem and close the opening at the same time.This DIY bowl holder is perfect for serving a bowl of hot soup or ice cream. #bowlcozy #bowlholder Click To Tweet
Also, I should mention that you can use any forgotten cotton pillowcase or bedsheet for this project. It is one of the best repurpose projects into something new.
More Easy Sewing Projects For The Kitchen
- Oval Shaped Placemat
- Easy Binding Mug Rug
- Handmade Cloth Napkins
- Easter Egg Shaped Placemat
- Easy Oval Mug Rug