I was perusing YouTube when I came across this terrific project from Ae PooiM and thought to share it with you. I just love fabric bowls because you can make them any color or pattern you like. This project is a fun little fabric bowl that is simple to make but requires some hand sewing. You will become an expert at ladder stitch by the time you finish this cute little fabric bowl. Ladder stitch is a simple hand stitch that anyone can do. I will include a video to show you exactly how to do it so that your bowl comes out perfect.
I used basic cotton fabrics for my fabric bowl that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com or Onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. if you like this project check out my bubble basket project.
What you will Need: How to Make a Fabric Bowl
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link
- 1/2 yd outer and lining fabric
- 1/2 yd non fusible fleece
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics and Fleece
Using the pattern piece cut 5 from the outer fabric
Step 2: Stitch the Outer Pieces
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance stitch the pieces together just on one side until you have a line of outer pieces. Press the seams open.
Step 3: Cut out your Lining and Fleece
Place a piece of fleece that measures 10″ x 19″ on your work surface. Lay a a matching lining piece on top of the fleece right sides up. Then place your outer pieces right sides down on the lining piece. Loosely cut around the outer pieces. Pin the layers together.
Step 4: Stitch the Layers Together
Stitch all the way around the outer piece through all layers using a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving an opening at the bottom for turning. Flip the piece to the other side and trim the fleece only down to the stitching line. Then trim the lining to match the outer pieces.
Step 5: Clip the Seam Allowances
On the first and last bottom seam clip a snip to the stitch line. On the top seams clip the seam to the stitch line of all four seams. Clip the curve
Step 6: Turn Right Sides Out
Turn the piece right sides out through the opening.
Step 7: Stitch the Opening closed
Using ladder stitch sew the opening closed. If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch check out this video.
Step 8: Stitch Down the Seams
Stitch in the ditch down each of the seams using a coordinating fabric. Since my fabrics are so different I used white on the top and red in the bobbin to solve the problem.
Step 9: Create the Bottom
Take the pattern piece and trim off the rounded part and just use the pentagon piece. Create the bottom piece the same way that you created the larger outer piece. Cut out the outer piece then layer it on top of the lining and fleece. Stitch around the pattern piece leaving the bottom open. Trim off the fleece to the stitching then trim the lining to match the outer piece. Clip the corners. Turn the piece right sides out. Close the opening using ladder stitch.
Step 10: Stitch the Outer Piece Together
Place the two end piece right sides together and slip stitch the pieces together through just the outer fabric only. Open the seam so that it is flat. Using ladder stitch stitch the lining together to make an invisible seam.
Step 11: Add the Bottom
Add the bottom exactly the same way the you stitched the sides. Place the bottom right sides together and stitch using ladder stitch. Then open the basket to the lining side and stitch the lining using ladder stitch.
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