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Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

I have always been a bit crafty - cutting and gluing since I can remember. My real passion for sewing was sparked about 12 years ago after emigrating to Australia from the UK and buying my very own ...

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Nesting Fabric Bowls

from Nova Flitter
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Nesting Fabric Bowls
Nesting Fabric Bowls Nesting Fabric Bowls
Nesting Fabric Bowls hang 'em up!
Nesting Fabric Bowls ::nest::
Nesting Fabric Bowls add handles & pockets
Nesting Fabric Bowls make fabric boxes too!

Pattern Description:

I love a good storage solution and these fabrics bowls are ideal for lots of storage jobs around the home including fabric storage of course!

Make a coordinating set for some storage in your bedroom or lounge, whip up some small ones for little trinkets & treasures on the dressing table or bedside table, or a larger size with handles for the playroom. Use one for a trash can on the cutting table or a small one as a thread catcher for your travel sewing kit, wow your guests at dinner with a fancy homemade bread basket or gift some homemade goodies in one. The possibilities are endless.

Inside the pattern are lots of idea for customising your bowls by adding a feature panel, handles, pockets & straight edges PLUS the simple to use formula to make your own size.

Aimed at beginners & beyond, it's a small project that you can really put your stamp on.

For beginners it's a fun little project that you can experiment & play with as your skills and confidence grows, it's also a great project to practice your quilting on without the overwhelming size of a larger quilting project.

For confident sewists, the maths has all been done for you, so you can just play play play!

This is a 35 page PDF pattern which includes step by step instructions with colour photos.

Purchase of this pattern also gives the purchaser permission to sell items made using this pattern on a small, home based scale. Credit must be given please - full details of license to sell are included in the pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Directions to make a set of nesting bowls in the following sizes : 4", 5", 6", 7", 8" & 9"
  • Bowl size refers to the finished width, depth & height measurement of each bowl
  • I have also included a simple to follow formula so that you can make any size bowl you like.


  • Fabric and interfacing quantities required depend upon the size/sizes of bowls you wish to make. A comprehensive table of sizes to cut is provided in the pattern.
  • Main fabric
  • Lining Fabric
  • Medium weight interfacing
  • Fusible fleece
  • Fabric suggestions, interfacing and fleece alternatives discussed in pattern

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat & ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine with walking foot attachment
  • Thread
  • Turning tool (or a knitting needle or similar)
  • Soluble fabric marking pen, pencil, chalk or Hera marker.
  • Needle & thread for hand sewing.
  • Optional - Hand quilting needle & thread (I like Perle 8 cotton thread & a Chenille needle, size 22)

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