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5 easy steps to finish your bowl cozy


Yesterday I showed you how to get started making an easy and useful project – a bowl cozy – using 2 squares of Banyan Batik fabric and Therm Fleece for insulation (both hot and cold). Therm Fleece is available in many of your favorite quilt and craft shops.


Therm Fleece
Therm Fleece


With just a few easy steps, you’ll have your bowl cozy ready to use in no time. Let’s get started!

  • Layer the 2 fabric squares, with Therm Fleece attached, right sides together.
  • Attach a walking or even-feed foot to your machine.
  • Using a ½” seam, stitch all around the outside edge, leaving a 3″ opening for turning. Try not to leave the opening where the dart is. You can slightly round the corners for a nicer finish.
  • Trim seam allowance as required.


Stitch Therm Fleece and fabric layers together.
Stitch Therm Fleece and fabric layers together.


  • Turn the bowl right side out through the opening. Hand-stitch the opening closed.
  • Top-stitch around the outside edge.


Top-stitch around outside edge
Top-stitch around outside edge


  • You can also do some simple straight-line quilting in the center of the bowl to make sure the layers stay together smoothly.


Simple straight line quilting in the center
Simple straight line quilting in the center


This size bowl cozy will fit most regular-size soup bowls, but it’s easy to make smaller or larger bowl cozies, just by changing the size of the fabric squares. Smaller bowl cozies will need shorter darts and larger ones will need longer darts.

You could also use just one square of Therm Fleece if you wish.

You’re sure to enjoy using up some fabric scraps along with Therm Fleece  to make some attractive and useful bowl cozies. Another bonus – they are reversible!


Finished bowl cozy
Finished bowl cozy



Bowl cozies using a variety of fabrics and corner finishes
Bowl cozies using a variety of fabrics and corner finishes


Be sure and come back tomorrow. I’ll be showing you how to make a bench pillow using a bench pillow form and some scraps from your stash!


This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Bowl cozies: a fun and useful project!

Go to part 3: Making a cushion cover for the porch

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.


  1. June M Harriger

    thank you I made the bowl cozie I love it

    • Thanks for letting us know. Glad you enjoyed this project.

  2. MoeWest

    These will make a great little Christmas gift!

    • I agree! Hope you enjoy making this project.

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