Festive Fabric Bowls
Festive Fabric Bowls
Today we are going to make Festive Fabric Bowls, perfect for serving homemade treats in or to use as gifts. I made them in 2 sizes. The bigger bowl measures 12″/30cm across by 5″/13cm high. The base is 4.5″/11.5cm sq. The smaller bowl measures 9″/23cm across by 3.5″/9cm high. The base is 3.5″/8.5cm sq.
What You Will Need To Make Your Festive Fabric Bowls.
Hoops: 5″x7″/130mmx180mm and
Christmas Fabric and Contrasting Fabric
Cut fabric at least 2″/5cm bigger all round the area to be covered
Temporary Fabric Spray Adhesive and Pins
Threads to match
Metallic Threads for the decorative stitches on the centre panels and base.
Let’s Get Started
Stitch placement line for batting.
Spray the stabilizer with Fabric spray. Cut a piece of thin batting a little larger than the outline and press in place.
Stitch in place. Cut away the excess batting.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric at least 2″ larger all round than the batting on the stabilizer. Spray the batting with Fabric spray. Take 1 piece of fabric and press in place on top of the batting. Pin the corners if necessary. Put the 2nd piece of fabric aside. This will be used for the lining.
Stitch in place with matching thread.
Stitch the centre line.
Use metallic thread and stitch the decorative centre panel.
Stitch the placement line for the side panel. The marker pen shows the placement line – I stitched it in green for the photo. Cut 2 pieces of printed fabric at least 2″ larger all round for the side panels.
Lay the fabric right side down about .25″/.5cm over the placement line and stitch in place.
Spray the fabric underneath and fold the fabric over and press gently in place to cover the area of the side panel. It must be completely smooth.
Stitch the edging decorative stitch. I used white here.
Now do the other side piece. Stitch the placement line. The marker pen shows the placement line.
Place the fabric right side down. Pin away from the stitching line.
Stitch in place.
Spray the fabric underneath and fold the fabric over.
Stitch the decorative edging.
Now place the lining over the entire piece. Stitch in place. One side will have a piece unstitched. This will be for turning right side out.
Use a fade out marker pen and mark a flap about 1cm/.5″ by the opening. This flap will be folded in and stitched closed.
Now cut the panel away from the stabilizer. Cut across the corners.
Leave a seam allowance of about 2-3mm right round.
Clip the seam at intervals right round without cutting any stitches.
Your panel should now look like this. It is ready for turning rightside out.
When done, fold in the flap and sew closed. Put aside and stitch out another 3 panels exactly the same.
Now do the base. Hoop up and stitch out the placement line.
Cut a piece of batting, spray the stabilizer with fabric spray and press the batting in place.
Stitch the batting in place and trim. Cut 2 pieces of fabric about 1.5″ larger than the batting, all round. Take 1 piece, spray the batting with Spray Adhesive and press in place. Stitch in place. Stitch the decorative stitch in metallic thread. Take the 2nd piece of fabric and pin on top right side down.
Stitch in place. There will be an opening unstitched on one side. Use a marker pen and draw in a flap allowance as before. Cut out the base piece as before and turn the base piece right side out. Stitch the flap closed. Here are all the pieces ready for the assembling of both bowls. Stitch together using a clear or invisible thread using zig-zag machine stitch.
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