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Bowl cozies: a fun and useful project!

 

In June 2018, I showed you how to use Therm Fleece to make some coasters and mug rugs, in my post called How to use fusible web that goes in your printer and its characteristics .

 

Therm Fleece: perfect for hot mats, mug rugs, bowl cozies and more
Therm Fleece: perfect for hot mats, mug rugs, bowl cozies and more

 

This heat resistant material is used for hot and cold insulation to provide protection from hot surfaces up to 390˚. Therm Fleece is designed as a liner and should not make direct contact with a heat source. It’s the perfect product to use for potholders, oven mitts, tea cozies and our project for today – a bowl cozy.

Bowl cozies are easy to make from just 2 squares of fabric and are great for holding a hot soup bowl or cold bowl of ice cream while sitting in front of the television or out on the patio. They can be made in any size to suit your favorite bowl.

 

Bowl cozy made from 2 squares of fabric and Therm Fleece
Bowl cozy made from 2 squares of fabric and Therm Fleece

 

materials

makes 1 bowl cozy

 

Therm Fleece and fabric ready to be sewn
Therm Fleece and fabric ready to be sewn

 

Sewing Instructions

  • Mark a center horizontal and vertical line on the white side of each Therm Fleece square.
  • Mark a small line on each center line, 2¼” from the outside edge.
  • Pin 1 square of Therm Fleece to the wrong side of each fabric square. Have the shiny side facing the wrong side of the fabric.

 

Mark center lines and pin Therm Fleece to fabric.
Mark center lines and pin Therm Fleece to fabric.

 

  • Using a walking foot, machine baste Therm Fleece to the wrong side of one fabric square, stitching close to the edge of the Therm Fleece. Have the shiny side next to the wrong side of the fabric. Do the same with the other fabric square.
  • Fold the square, with Therm Fleece attached, in half on one of the drawn lines. Stitch a dart from the small line to the outer edge, making the dart about ¾” wide. Do this on all 4 sides. Do the same on the other fabric square.

 

Sew a small dart on each side.
Sew a small dart on each side.

 

  • Cut away the extra fleece from the darts and the outside edges to eliminate some bulk.

 

Cut away extra fleece from darts.
Cut away extra fleece from darts.

 

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to finish up your bowl cozy. You’ll be using it in no time!

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: 5 easy steps to finish your bowl cozy

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 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.

2 Comments

  1. Sandy Allen

    Oooh! I have seen these and wondered how they were made! Thanks for sharing! Will be back to see the rest of the instructions, too.

    • They are quick and easy to make. They make great gifts too!

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