Bowl Cozy Sewing Tutorial

For this tutorial you will need Cotton fabric (or flannel) and a insulating fabric there are many different options on the market and even some that are used for the inside of oven mitts but for hot soup or cold ice cream you can use two layers of a fleece or fusible fleece

I just had some yellow fleece on hand so i used that and two pattern cotton

The first thing you will do is cut out two pieces of fabric 10″ x 10″ and 2 of your lining fabric at 10″ x 10″

This bowl cozy fits a standard cereal bowl” in the photos i have a correlle bowl

Watch the tutorial here!

place the lining and outer fabrics wrong sides together and sew an X from corner to corner such as shown

At this point you can of course experiment with your machine, do some quilting, maybe add more lines or use your free arm and put swirls and curvy designs totally up to you if you want to add some personality to your bowl cozy

Now you take a square fold it in half and on the folded edge you will measure 2 inches down and 1 inch from the corner on the raw edge, draw a line from both points and you will sew on that line

you will do this on each side of the square and do the exact same on the other square for a total of 8″ times these are referred to as “darts” so you will have 8 darts which you will then see the fabric start to form into the shape of your bowl cozy

This is how they will look after you have done all your darts, from here you will place them right sides together making sure you line up the seams and the corners with each other

sew along the edge with a quarter of an inch seam allowance and leave a hole at some place about 2 or 3 inch’s long to be used for turning

turn it right sides out and make sure you poke out all your corners, the great thing about this is it is reversible also!

top stitch about 1/4″ away from the edge to finish off the edge and then your Done!!

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Easy Bow keychain tutorial

cut a piece of fabric 9″ x 6″ for the main body of the bow and a piece 5″ x 2 1/2″

Iron the bow centre in a bias tape style (Watch video tutorial to see how i do it)

Sew down both sides to close it and to also top stitch the other side to match

Take your large piece right sides together and fold it in half length ways, sew all 3 sides leaving a 3″ gap on the one side

Flip the entire piece right side out and close up the hole with a quick top stitch

Fold the bow in an according style and place the bow centre around the middle of the bow slip on a keychain at this point and then secure it all together with a needle and thread

the video tutorial has clear instruction how to do this (sorry it was late and i forgot to take some more photos haha)

 

 

quick and easy Clip on pen holder

Check out the video tutorial!

This is so easy and you can stick a pen onto anything and not have to worry about damaging it weather its a planner, notebook, textbook, binder!

All you need is glue, binder clips 1″ and Fold over Elastic or 1″ ribbon

cut a piece of Fold over elastic at 2 1/4″ in length, glue the one side like so! and then do that on the other side

And then thats it! stick it on your books and your ready to go!, there are alot of fun different types of Fold over elastics with different prints, you can make these really cute these days!