Easy Fabric Bowl Covers

Category: Utility

Have a favorite bowl you love to take to picnics but tired of covering it in plastic wrap? Follow this easy tutorial to make a custom fabric cover for it. Insulates hot or cold food and is super cute to boot!

What you need to make this project

Solarize Liner Fabric
Shield Liner Fabric
Fabric (Fresh Pick, P&B Textiles)
Dritz® Fold Over Elastic
Sewing Machine
Sewing Supplies

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Step One

Measure the size of your bowl and add 3″ all the way around to make a template. This extra allotment will used in the seam allowance and to cover the bowl top completely. If you don’t want to measure, you can always just find a bowl that is larger than the one you’re making a cover for and use that as a guide.

Cut 1 circle panel from each of the fabric, Shield Liner Fabric, and Solarize Liner Fabric.

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Step Two

In order, layer the Shield Liner Fabric (PUL side down), Solarize Liner Fabric, and Fabric (right side up) together. Pin and sew closely around the edge.

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Step Three

Use zigzag stitch to attach fold over elastic around the edge of the sewn fabric circles, pulling the elastic tight as you go. Fold over a tab of elastic when you reach the end and sew through to close.

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Step Four

You now have a perfectly sized cover for your bowl! The Dritz fold over elastic allows for a nice tight fit while the Fairfield liners protect and insulate. If the cover gets dirty, all you have to do is either wipe down with a damp cloth if it’s just slightly soiled or throw in the wash if you need a deeper clean.