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How to sew a bowl cozy, don’t burn your hands from soup!

Here’s how you can create these cute little bowl cozies! This is a super fun project and makes an amazing reusable gift!

They are perfect to hold different size bowls and have good grip. Make these so you don’t have to burn your hands on soup bowls ever again! And it’s done in a fashionable way. 

What you will need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors)
  • Seam gauge or measuring tape  
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine thread and needle
  • Batting
  • Something to mark the fabric with
  • Hand sewing needle and thread
  • Optional: pins

The steps:

  1. Iron fabric and cut it to 10” x 10”. Also cut the batting to 10” x 10” (cut two each). 

  2. Match up one piece of fabric with one piece of batting x2. 

  3. Sew an X on both squares of fabric and batting.

  4. Fold the squares in half and make a mark 2.8 centimetres up from the fold and 5.6 centimetres across from the fold, connect the dots with a diagonal line. On both the right and the left of both squares. 

  5. Open the square and fold it in the opposite direction. Do the exact same thing for this fold. These are to create the darts in the bowl cozy. 
  6. Now keep your square folded and sew along your two lines. Then fold it over in the opposite direction and sew over those two lines. Repeat this for the other square. 

  7. Take the squares, which now shouldn’t look like squares and prop one up on the table, batting touching the table. Place the other one inside of it with right sides together. Optional: pin the edges here.
  8. Mark an opening for part of where you’re going to be stitching. You want to make this marking on a part that is mostly straight. You will be hand sewing this gap later on. 
  9. Start sewing at the end of your gap and make sure to backstitch. Sew all the way around until you get to the start of your gap, back stitch and cut your threads. 
  10. Flip the whole thing right side out, take your time as you do not want to rip it. Tuck in the raw edges of your gap and iron it. Iron the whole bowl cozy. Ensure to poke out the three tips and the fourth one is the one you’ll be hand sewing.
  11. Flatten the gap down with raw edges in so that if it was sewn it would blend it. Now hand sew this either normally or with a hidden stitch. 

* Update: top stitching can be done instead of hand sewing.

I hope you love your bowl cozies! Make sure to let me know in the comments what you think!


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