Every Kitchen Should Have a Quilted Bowl Cozy

finished microwave bowlWhy will you love these quilted microwave bowl cozies? Let us count the ways. Not only are they cute and totally customizable (meaning they’d make a great gift), but this pattern is also microwave-safe, reversible and can cover all sizes of bowls. Plus, it’s so easy to make! Everyone should have a microwave bowl cozy.

Microwave Cozy Bowl Pattern Download

DIY Microwave Bowl Cozy

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Two 10″ squares of batting (100 percent cotton only)
  • Two 10½” squares of fabric (100 percent cotton only)
  • Thread (100 percent cotton only)
  • Fabric marker
  • Pins

Pro Tip: Double check all fiber content, as the materials must be 100 percent cotton to be microwave-safe. Never use polyester, rayon, nylon or metallic threads, fabrics or batting — they will melt or catch on fire in the microwave.


1. Stack the Fabric

sew the layers

Place one of the batting squares on top of a fabric square, with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. Sew two diagonal lines from corner to corner. Repeat with the remaining squares of batting and backing.

2. Make Your Marks

fold sew and trim the corners

Fold the quilted square in half, right sides together. Mark 1″ from the center fold on the side. Also mark 1½” from the edge along the center fold. Draw a line connecting these marks. Sew on the line, then trim ¼” from that sewn line, as shown above. Repeat on the opposite side.

3. Repeat

refold and repeat

Unfold the square and refold it in half the other way. Repeat Step 2 on the remaining side of the quilted square. Repeat this process on the second square, so both are the same.

4. Layer and Pin

layer and pin both units

Layer the two quilted squares, right sides together, and pin near the trimmed seams on each side.

5. Cut the Corners

trim the corners

Place a ruler on one corner of the two layered quilted squares. Measure 1″ on the sewn seam. Cut along this line, removing the corner of the square. Repeat on all four corners.

6. Stitch

sew around the outside

Sew a ¼” seam all the way around the edge of the quilted squares. Leave an opening a few inches long.

7. Close the Gap

pin the opening closed

Turn the piece right-side out and pin along the edges to keep the fabric in place. Pin the opening closed, tucking the raw edges into the seam allowance.

sew around the edges

Topstitch ¼” around the entire edge of the bowl, securing the raw edges from the opening into the seam.

reversible bowl

The bowl cozy is now complete — now to heat up a bowl of soup!

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111 Responses to “Every Kitchen Should Have a Quilted Bowl Cozy”

  1. Doreen

    This is the best pattern I have found in the last couple of years !

  2. jennypacu1403514

    How do I down load the pattern

  3. Kris

    What size is the bottom of the bowl?

  4. Judy Gorter

    Thank you for the free pattern. I hope to make some for gifts for myself and family members. Thank you again for helping me sew an easy pattern. I love to sew easy patterns and projects.

  5. Marianne Hay

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  6. Lucy Braun

    Can I use batting that has been pieced for my microwave bowl cozy?

  7. Rachel S Greer

    Looks great and easy to complete. Thank you very much

  8. Cathy

    Can’t wait to get started!

  9. Sherry

    I place the two pieces wrong sides together and stitch 1/2" around the top. After stitching, I use pinking shears and trim the top edges. I think the turning and then top stitching to be the most difficult step. Placing the pieces wrong sides together also makes this project much quicker.

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