Fabric Bowl Covers

bowl cover 1Fabric Bowl Covers

I love these! My husband can never find the right lid to our plastic containers. I can, so I’m not sure how thoroughly he’s looking. :( He knows it’s a pet peeve of mine to use foil or plastic wrap when a reusable cover is available…sigh…

Anyway, I made a few of these bowl covers to add another option for the lids.

I actually made these quite some time ago. Recently, I wanted to make more and when I looked for my notes, it didn’t look like I had posted anything on Restyled Junk.

bowl cover 2Measure across the top of your bowl and add 4 inches. This is the diameter. Using this measurement, trace a circle on paper. You can use a compass, or trace around a round object of a similar size. This is your pattern. Don’t over think it. A fraction of an inch here or there isn’t going to matter.

Cut out a fabric circle using the pattern. I like cotton fabric. It washes easily.

bowl cover 3With the right side of the circle facing up, sew one long edge of single-fold bias tape around the edge of the circle.

bowl cover 4Fold the tape to the other side and sew to make a casing. Don’t close up the opening.

bowl cover 5Get out the calculator. Multiple the original diameter of the bowl by 3.14 (Pi). Round off the obnoxious number you will probably get. Subtract two inches. Cut a piece of 1/4-inch-wide elastic using this measurement. Attach a safety pin to the elastic and thread it through the casing. Sew the elastic ends together and tuck them inside. Close the casing.

bowl cover 1This is a quick project that uses up those leftover scraps of fabric from previous projects. You could also use recycled sheets, cloth napkins or tablecloths.


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