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

 This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.

These bowl cozies are a super fun project and make amazing reusable gifts! They are perfect to hold all different size bowls and have a good grip. 

Once you make these, you'll never 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 self-healing 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 the fabric and cut it to 10” x 10”. Cut the batting to 10” x 10” (cut two of 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. Do this for both the right and the left sides of both squares. 

   5. Open the square and fold it in the opposite direction. Do the exact same marking on this fold. These are to create the darts for the bowl cozy. 

   6. Now keep your square folded and sew along your two lines. Then fold the square over in the opposite direction and sew over those two lines. Repeat this for the other square. 

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 top edges together.
Optional: Cut off the excess from the sewn darts

   8Sew around the top edges of the two 'squares', leaving a gap about 2" wide.

   9Flip the whole thing right side out. Tuck in the raw edges of your gap and iron it. Iron the whole bowl cozy. Poke out all of the corners.

   10. Hand sew or topstitch the gap closed.

Recommended read: What is topstitching

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