TUTORIAL – Cute Little Round Fabric Bowl

Round Fabric Bowls

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. (figure 1) Fold overlapping end so you don’t have raw fabric showing on the finished bowl. (figure )
  • STITCH with a scant ¼″ seam
  • FOLD binding to the inside of the bowl and clip.
  • STITCH with a scant ¼″ seam to finish
pin binding to gathered bowl fabric
figure 1
fold binding to inside
figure 21

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!


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🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


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