It feels so good to sit down at my sewing machine after months of not using it. Especially when its a quick easy project that brings instant satisfaction. I've been meaning to make more mixing bowl covers since I received this fun fat quarter fabric bundle from P&B textiles, the collection is Fresh Pick and the food inspired prints are so fun! I also used the new solarize interlining from Fairfield World to really make these mixing bowl covers awesome. Solarize is a new interlining that creates a thermal barrier and helps keep things hot or cold, perfect for this project! Follow along for the full tutorial, you can totally complete this project in an hour or less!
P&B Textiles were so awesome and sent me the below fat quarter bundle, I found the collection for you to be able to purchase HERE and HERE.
Supplies for 1 Mixing Bowl Cover:
1 fat quarter of fabric (18" x 22")
Solarize Interlining- a 18" x 22" piece
52" of bias tape (or another fat quarter to make your own)
18" of 1/8" elastic
2 safety pins
1. To make your pattern use a compass (you know that geometry tool you used in high school) and make a 16" circle. If you are planning on only making one cover just draw it directly on your fabric, if you think you'll make more than one or two I recommend making a pattern using a piece of cheap poster board.
2. Cut a 16" circle out of the top fabric & the solarize interlining. If you are making your own bias tape draw 2" strips on the bias (diagonal, see picture above) and then cut them out. To make bias tape iron the 2" strips in half, then open the fold up and then fold the raw edges into the fold. HERE is a full tutorial on making your own bias tape.
3. Lay your fabric circles so the right sides of each are facing out, the wrong sides of each are laying next to each other. You want the shiny side of the solarize to be facing out (which will be facing the inside of your bowl). Pin your bias tape around the entire outside of the circle, sandwiching the top and lining layers into the tape.
4. Sew the tape on with 3/8" seam allowance, plenty of room to get your elastic inside of it after you sew it. Leave the ends of the bias tape open.
5. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and work it through the bias tape all the way around your circle. Once you've got it all the way through sew the ends of the elastic together.
6. Finish the bias tape by folding the edge of one end the pinning it on top of the other end. See the photo below. Sew it down and you are done!
I told you this project was easy! Don't you think this would make a fun extra handmade gift to put on the bowls set you purchased for a wedding gift or Christmas presents? If you purchase bias tape its an easy 30 minute project, the most time consuming part of the entire project is pinning the bias tape on to the big circle. You could easily make this a smaller circle, I've seen a lot of people do 12" circles, but I like it being bigger so it fits pretty much every bowl I have in my kitchen.
I love the added layer of solarize and how it keeps in the hot or cold of the food for just a bit longer than plastic wrap would. I'm excited to try these with rising dough (I make pizza dough every friday) and see if it helps it rise quicker!
If you make one please share it with me! It makes me so happy to see when people use my tutorials! Tag me on instagram @handmadeintheheartland or comment below!