Monday, February 26, 2018

Bowl Cozies!

FullSizeRenderFollowing the video on youtube by TheCraftyGemini, I made some bowl cozies.  In the video, however, she says to use 9-inch squares and I used 10-inch squares.  I used AGM Fruit Salad fabric, and Susan Winget’s Baked with Love Kitchen Words fabric.

First I cut four 10-inch squares from each fabric, and eight 10-inch squares from Warm and Natural Batting.  I sprayed the batting with adhesive spray, and layed down the fabric.


Then I used a ruler and tailor’s chalk to mark an X  from corner to corner, then stitched the X.


Then I folded each square in half and measured 1 3/4 inch across and 3/4 inch up on each side at the fold, then cut.  I wanted to skip a step by not marking it 2 inches by 1 inch like in the video; however, it was a mistake. It was not as accurate and it is very important to get these darts accurate, as they have to be the same so that the pieces fit together well.

Then I used a round container to trim the corners to make them round.  Again, it is very important to get each of these the same size so that they fit together correctly.



Then I fit the outer shell with the inner shell, right sides together and stitched all the way around, leaving a two- to three-inch opening.  Turn right side out.  Fold the opening edges in, keeping them closed and stitch a 1/8” seam all the way around.




It fit several different types of bowls very well.  On the left is the normal Corelle bowl.  Top bowl is a vintage bowl that is pretty tall.  The bowl on the right is a large soup bowl.  I think they would fit better if the darts were a little larger, making the cozy more snug.