How to Sew a Microwave Bowl Cozy – Video Tutorial

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Looking for a fun and easy sewing project that’s perfect for beginners? In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to make Microwave Bowl Cozies using templates from Creative Grids featuring my fruit fabric from the August Monthly Placemat Program for Riley Blake Designs.

Microwave Bowl Cozies are not only useful in the kitchen, but they also make great gifts for family and friends. With the step-by-step instructions in the video, you’ll learn how to create these cozies in no time.

My most popular tutorial and video on my YouTube channel have been for a bowl cozy made by measuring and sewing darts. While you don’t have the cost of templates it takes more time and is a little bulkier to sew – so more chances to break a needle.

I was excited when CreativeGrids offered to send me their templates to give a try – I’m now HOOKED!  

Don’t miss the most important thing to remember at 1 min 25 seconds!


00:00 introduction
00:39 Creative Grid Bowl Cozy Template Set
01:25 Use ALL COTTON materials
02:23 How to use the Bowl Cozy Template
02:32 Cutting the fabric
04:06 Cutting with the template
05:16 Layer the batting and fabric
06:02 Quilt the layers

06:45 Sewing the Darts
07:03 Sewing the two halves together
09:13 Clipping the curves
10:08 Tips for turning right side out
11:54 Iron the bowl cozy
12:43 Topstitch the microwave bowl cozy
13:55 Finished bowl cozy samples

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I love making bowl cozies – we use them every day! People always appreciate receiving them as gifts, hostess gifts or just because. A microwave bowl cozy is great to sew and sell too since they don’t take long to make – especially if you use these time-saving templates from CreativeGrids!


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If you make this or other projects and post on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🧵 🍲 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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2 responses to “How to Sew a Microwave Bowl Cozy – Video Tutorial”

  1. Beth Smith Avatar
    Beth Smith

    Thank you so very much for these great, great tutorials! They are so thorough. I love your fabrics!

    1. You are so welcome and thank you! Fabric is one of my favorite things to design 🥰

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