Want to make cute round bowls from fabric?

These are great to store your odds and ends – from sewing to hair to paper clips, everything looks better in something homemade!

I found the instructions for these on aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com where they give you directions for a few different sizes.  So far I’ve only made them with 8″ circles (finished size is 5″ across and about 1.5″ high) – they are perfect for my beloved fabric clips! 

These examples are made using my Homestead Life fabric from Riley Blake Designs.

I keep one on my cutting table (where they go on) and one on the sewing machine (where they come off!) They make me happy every time I see them! (Much cuter than the Rubbermaid lid I was using, don’t you think?)

What you need:

  • Three 8″ rounds: outside fabric, inside fabric and fusible interfacing (I use Pellon 987F – you will need to gather the edges so don’t use anything too heavy)
  • Binding fabric: 2 1/4″ x 14″

Basic Directions:

  • FUSE batting to the wrong side of the outside fabric
  • Wrong sides together, BASTE around the circles twice making sure your stitching is less than 1/4″ from the edge so the basting doesn’t show when you add the binding
  • GATHER so the flat circles become a shallow bowl (it’s like magic!)
  • PRESS the binding strip in half, lengthwise
  • CLIP the binding around the gathered edge, raw edges together.  Fold overlapping end so you don’t have raw fabric showing on the finished bowl
  • STITCH with a scant 1/4″ seam
  • FOLD binding to the inside of the bowl and clip.
  • STITCH with a scant 1/4″ seam to finish

These would be great for hair bows, buttons, trinkets and more. Also a cute way to give a gift – fill it with candy for a teacher or beads for your favorite jewelry crafter… what ideas do you have? I’d love to know – drop them in the comments!

Have a happy & creative day!

– Tara Reed

P.S. Want to see more FREE patterns and projects using the Homestead Life  fabrics? CLICK HERE >

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