Sew up a Reversible Apron and Bowl Cozy for Fall!

Sew up a Reversible Apron and Bowl Cozy for Fall!

Looking for a fall refresh in the Kitchen?

Make a new reversible apron and some bowl cozies

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eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed

Sew a reversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs. 

The fabrics include fall farms complete with barn quilts on the rustic barns in pastural scenes, quilt block prints, maple leaf block tonal prints in 5 colors and two fall leaf toss prints. There are so many ways to mix and match these to use with the Hailey Apron Pattern available in my Etsy Shop.

The pattern is reversible with optional pockets and even a loop to hang a kitchen towel so you always have one on hand when cooking.

eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed
eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed
eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed
eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed

SUPPLIES

eversible apron and bowl cozies for fall with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed

CUTTING MODIFICATIONS IN FALL APRON SHOWN

Fabric names and codes are from the Fall Barn Quilts Fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

SIDE 1:

1 yard – Parchment Fall Barn Quilts Foliage (CD12202-Parchment) 

CUT as directed including:

  • Body of the apron
  • 2 Waist Ties
  • 2 pockets (8×8)
  • 2 neck strap pieces
  • neck accent

SIDE 2:

7/8 yard Olive Fall Barn Quilts Main (CD12200-OLIVE)

CUT the body of the apron per direction

3/8 yard Red Fall Barn Quilts Tonal (C12204-RED)

CUT: 

  • 2 Waist Ties
  • 2 pockets (8×8)
  • towel loop
  • neck accent
Sew bowl cozies with the Fall Barn Quilts fabric by Tara Reed

Fall also means more warm foods like chili and soups.

Protect your hands from hot bowls that are filled from the stove top or heated in the microwave with bowl cozies for the season. This free tutorial is one of the most popular on my site – you can find both printed and a video tutorial here 

If you make a reversible apron and/or bowl cozies and post photos to social media be sure to tag me so I can see what fabrics you chose.

🍁 Tara Reed

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How to Make a Bowl Cozy in Just 10 Steps

How to Make a Bowl Cozy in Just 10 Steps

Bowl Cozy - free pattern from Tara Reed Designs

Bowl cozies are THE BEST! They are great for both hot or cold foods so if you want to enjoy a hot bowl of soup or protect your hands from a cold bowl of ice cream, this is for you!

JUMP TO THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

Not only do they protect your hands and furniture but they double as built-in potholders when used with hot food.

Quick and easy to sew, bowl cozies make great gifts and are also a way to add seasonal fun to your home. They take up little space so why not make them for the holidays, season, special occasions and more?

MATERIAL LIST:

SAFETY NOTE: If you will use the bowl cozy in the microwave make sure to use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting. Polyesters or metallics may catch fire (and who wants that??)

This pattern features fabric from the Homestead Life collection by Tara Reed Designs, manufactured and sold by Riley Blake Designs.

Create a Bowl Cozy in just 10 Simple Steps!

Step 1:

Place each square of fabric on top of a square of batting.

Step 2:

Mark diagonal lines for stitching and pin. (fig. 1)

For a basic square I often mark and sew with the batting on top to decrease the amount of lint that goes into my machine.

For quilt blocks where you want to be more precise with the center point I sew with the fabric on top.

Step 3:

Fold each piece in half, right sides together.

Place the FOLDED EDGE along a cutting mat OR measure 1” from the fold on the top and 2” down the fold. Mark. (fig. 2)

Repeat on the bottom edge and sew along both lines on both halves of the cozy.

Step 4:

Trim seam allowance to 1/8” to decrease bulk.

bowl cozy - layer and mark sewing lines

figure 1

bowl cozy - mark and sew darts

figure 2

Step 5:

When you open the squares they will sit like a bowl.

Turn one right side up and the other right side down. (It doesn’t matter which is which at this point…) 

Step 6:

Layer both halves with right sides together (fig. 3) and clip or pin so corners and darts line up.(fig. 4)

I use a different color clip to mark where to leave an opening for turning.

bowl cozy process photo - step 6

figure 3

figure 4

Step 7:

Sew around the edges with a 1/4” seam, turning your needle at the corners and the darts.

Leave about 3” open for turning.

I sew back and forth a few times to reinforce the opening so the stitching doesn’t come apart when turning the cozy right side out.

Step 8:

Trim corners being careful not to clip the stitching. (fig. 5)

Push out corners.

Step 9:

Shape so the fabrics are on the top and bottom as you want them. (fig. 6)

The first time you do this you might panic and think something is wrong (I did!) – it doesn’t look great until you add the topstitching!

Step 10:

Topstitch around the edge of the bowl, folding in the opening 1/4” to close. (fig. 7)

Just like that YOU ARE DONE!

bowl cozy process photo - step 8

figure 5

bowl cozy process pic - step 9

figure 6

bowl cozy process pic - step 10

figure 7

Prefer Video Tutorials?

Go to the video blog post >

That was pretty easy, right? Don’t forget these are great gifts for a hostess, teacher, co-worker or anyone!

*Disclaimer: it is my understanding that any 100% cotton batting should work in the microwave but obviously do what you feel comfortable with. 

Have a happy & creative day!

– Tara Reed

P.S. If you make this pattern I’d love to see it and hear how you used it!

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Some Materials Used in this Project

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Pellon® Wrap-N-Zap 100% Cotton Microwave Safe Batting >

Alex Anderson 4-in-1 Sewing Tool >

Craft Sewing Clips >

100% Cotton Thread >

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