Bowl cozies: a fun and useful project! by Jean Boyd August 13, 2018 written by Jean Boyd August 13, 2018 899 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 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 materials makes 1 bowl cozy 2 – 10″ squares of fabric. I used fabric from Northcott Banyan Batik collection, Visual Sound. 2 – 9½” squares of Therm Fleece. Cut a little off the corners to reduce bulk. 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. 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. Cut away the extra fleece from the darts and the outside edges to eliminate some bulk. 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 [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs220bags and accessoriesfree patternsnotionsTherm Fleece FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd 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. previous post Completing the quilted tic tac toe game set next post 5 easy steps to finish your bowl cozy YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... 3 comments Cindy H December 11, 2018 - 6:24 pm What a great idea! They’ll make great gifts. Thanks for posting the instructions. Reply Sandy Allen August 13, 2018 - 7:26 am 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. Reply Jean Boyd August 13, 2018 - 8:12 am They are quick and easy to make. They make great gifts too! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.