A quick and easy microwavable bowl cozy is a perfect holiday gift for a friend or for yourself! This reversible bowl cozy pattern will hold anything from small dinner bowls to large soup bowls.
This quick project provides insulation for your hands as well as your table top. It is even pretty enough to bring to any holiday table for serving.
How to make a quilted bowl cozy
What you need:
- Two 10″ squares of 100 percent cotton batting
- Two 10½” squares of 100 percent cotton fabric
- Thread that is 100 percent cotton
All materials must be 100 percent cotton to be microwave safe.
Never use any polyester, rayon, nylon or metallic threads or fabrics or batting, as they will melt or catch fire. Please be certain of all fiber content before microwaving!
Place one of the batting squares on top of one of the fabrics, with the wrong side of the fabric square up. Sew two diagonal lines from corner to corner as shown. Repeat with the remaining squares of batting and backing.
Fold the quilted square in half, right sides together and 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 and trim ¼” from the sewn line, as shown above. Repeat on the opposite side.
Refold the quilted square and repeat Step 2 on the remaining sides of the quilted square.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the other quilted square, creating two exactly the same.
Layer the two quilted squares, right sides together, and pin near the trimmed seams on each side.
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.
Sew ¼” seam all the way around the edge of the quilted squares. Leave an opening for turning the squares right side out.
Turn the piece right side out and pin along the edges. Pin the opening closed, tucking the raw edges into the seam allowance.
Topstitch ¼” around the entire edge of the bowl, securing the raw edges from the opening into the seam.
The microwavable bowl cozy is now complete! Turn the bowl to either side for a completely reversible bowl cozy.
More fun gift giving ideas:
- Use seasonal fabric to celebrate any holiday, birthday or special event.
- Make coordinating placemats and napkins for a coordinated table.
- Pair a bowl cozy with a favorite soup recipe or jar of soup mix.
- Give with a batch of homemade chili!
- Don’t forget to make a few for yourself as well — you’ll be glad you did.