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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Making a Fabric Bowl is as easy as ABC and it is a lot of fun. Just follow our step-by-step instructions and within an hour, you will be awarded with your very own Fabric Bowl. Let's get started.

Select your fabric of choice - I picked some beautiful Joel Dewberry Fabric for my Fabric Bowl project.










Used the size of your favorite bowl. Measure the bowl from side to side going underneath the bowl. That will give you the diameter of the circle you need to cut.

Cut two fabric circles , put the two fabric circles left side together and use a thick interfacing that has glue on both side to iron the two fabric circles together.


Now draw a circle in the center of one of your fabric circles. That will be your flat bottom. I used a small bowl to draw my circle - it should be at least 3 inches in diameter.








Now divide the fabric circle into eights. From the outside of the circle, measure 3 inches along the line you have drawn. Draw a triangle as show in the below picture - it is 3 inches long and 1 inch wide on the bottom.



Continue to do so all along the "eights" lines you have previous drawn.












You should end up with 8 triangles.












Now choose a zig zag stitch of your liking and stitch all along the circle in the center of your fabric circle.



Now it is time to zig zag stitch the triangles you have cut.











Start to zig zag stitch from the inner circle. When you get to the triangle, pull the sides of your triangle together and stitch it together with a tight zig zag stitch.




Continue to do so with all the triangles you have cut. Once done, your fabric circles have now taken on the shape of a bowl.










The last step is to zig zag stitch all around the edge of your fabric bow. Voila, you are done with your very own Fabric Bowl.

Have you noticed that the Fabric Bowl is reversible? That is why I choose two different types of fabric.













by: Imagine Fabric

35 Comments:

OpenID shareslife said...

THanks for posting - I've never seen this done before! Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas now!

May 20, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Have fun making these fabric bowls. They are very versatile and super fun to make.

May 20, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger **Maria ** said...

Hi! Is there a product that you know of that can 'seal' the bowl so that you can put liquid things in it? And/or will let you heat it?

Thank you!

May 23, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

There is a spray you can purchase at JoAnn's that will help with making the bowl water resistant but I don't think there is anything that will "seal" or "heat" it up. Thank you for visiting.

May 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Tracey said...

Even I could do this! Thanks for sharing.

May 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Mo said...

Really cool idea, and so versatile. You could experiment with making the triangles longer or wider to make a deeper bowl, and then fill with bath products for a lovely gift. Just a little question for Imagine Fabrics--what do mean by "left" side of the fabric? Did you mean "wrong side" as opposed to "right side"? Anyway, thanks for the tutorial!

May 26, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Left side = Wrong side of the fabric. Thanks for clarifying. Thank you for commenting on using different triangles to modify the look of the fabric bowl. That is perfect. THANK YOU - Jo.

May 26, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
OpenID sewmarm said...

This is a great idea, and I love the coordinating patterns you chose.

May 26, 2009 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger 9patch said...

I love this, I want to make this now instead of working on my essay and procrastinating by surfing. Thanks for sharing this! :)

May 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

awesome! i agree it would make a lovely gift filled with treats for someone! thanks for the instructions. :O)

June 5, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous heather jane said...

I sell a different style of these in my etsy shop. I love choosing the different fabrics, and recently completed a few custom orders using that Joel Dewberry print. I love that bird fabric!!

June 5, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger casserole said...

What a fun looking project!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-reversible-fabric-bowl/2009/06/06/
--Anne

June 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
OpenID Marsha said...

How lovely! I see that the parts where you sewed have some sort of solid line on them. How did you do that? (I am very new to sewing, so forgive me if this is a dumb question!)

June 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Marsha, the "solid" lines are actually a very tight zig zag stitch. Let me know if you have other questions. THANK YOU.

June 8, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger One Robin Road said...

what a beautiful bowl. I can't wait to try it.

June 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Khris said...

This is a great tutorial I would love to try...do you have the double sided thick interfacing you use for it? Khris

June 18, 2009 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Khris - yes I used double sided and very thick interfacing for this project. Thank you for visiting.

June 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Momo said...

I love this! Must try it when I have the chance. Thanks for sharing!!

June 19, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger noricum said...

You say to make the triangles three inches long... but wouldn't their length depend on the size of the bowl?

June 24, 2009 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Yes, the size of the triangles will depend on the size of your bowl as well as how "high" you want the walls of the bowl.

June 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

So fun! How big were your fabric circles to start?

July 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Jennie, the inner circle is 3" in diameter and the outer circle is 6" in diameter. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

July 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger ai said...

I love this idea! Thank you for sharing. :)

August 20, 2009 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Mara Zeitspieler said...

Great idea!!
Greetings
Mara Zeitspieler

August 28, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Peggy in NJ said...

I learned over 50 years ago to make similar with using paper Christmas cards and/or wall paper in summer school. The double sided 9 piece paper ones with cardboard in between the 2 sides, were hand sewn together and were reversible too. Like the idea of making them out of the 2 piece fabric circles. A lot faster and easier to make.

September 25, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Maria Filomena said...

lindissimo....merci
Maria Filomena

October 8, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I would imnagine that you could stiffen the bowl by painting it with two-part epoxy resin. It would be worth a try. I have a tray that I received from by m-i-l years ago that was created this way but in a mold. I love the sewing aspect of the bowl and the soft texture. Good work!!!!!

January 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Khris said...

Well I finally got to make a bowl using your tutorial...thanks so much for the terrific tutorial. I found it very easy to follow and enjoyed making it....a picture is on my blog if you are interested...thanks Khris

March 6, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Fabric Samples said...

Words are not enough for you ... so i can just say Awesome

April 9, 2010 at 4:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also could paint it with resin when you are finished.

December 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger priya said...

hi?
good idea. thankyou

February 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Where do I get interfacing with glue on both sides? Thanks!

April 17, 2012 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Imagine Fabric said...

Hello. You can get the both sided iron on interfacing at a JoAnns or I personally got it at a local Beverly's. Thanks.

April 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Edna Kidd said...

Thank you for sharing, even I can make these..I am going to have fun...

November 6, 2012 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Edna Kidd said...

Thank you for sharing. I am going to have fun making them!

November 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM  

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