Created by: Katie Ringo
Project

Fabric Bowls

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Fabric Bowl Tutorial Link to website or photo katiesquiltingcorner.com/2011/12/corded-fabric-bowl-video-tutorial.html What are you most proud of? When someone tries the technique for the first time and they become addicted to making fabric bowls! I love seeing the results. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure that the cotton clothesline that you get is cotton or a poly/cotton blend. You can find it cheap on Amazon or at some fabric and quilting shops. Use a coupon! I often buy out what Jo-Ann Fabrics has on the shelf when they have a notions 50% off sale because you can get 100yd bundles for $2.50 each. Amazon has 200 yd bundles for about $12 each. Check the cording to make sure it does NOT have a synthetic core because it will be difficult to sew through. Also check your sewing machine to make sure the foot lifts off the bed of your sewing machine at least 1/4" to 1/2" high so that it can fit the wrapped cording. Some of the smaller machines do not have a foot that lifts that high.

You Can Make This

Katie Ringo made Fabric Bowls with:

  • 1/2" - 3/4" strips of fabric from scraps
  • fat quarters or yardage. Cotton clothesline. Sewing thread to match project. 90/14 needle.

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Fabric Bowl Tutorial Link to website or photo katiesquiltingcorner.com/2011/12/corded-fabric-bowl-video-tutorial.html What are you most proud of? When someone tries the technique for the first time and they become addicted to making fabric bowls! I love seeing the results. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure that the cotton clothesline that you get is cotton or a poly/cotton blend. You can find it cheap on Amazon or at some fabric and quilting shops. Use a coupon! I often buy out what Jo-Ann Fabrics has on the shelf when they have a notions 50% off sale because you can get 100yd bundles for $2.50 each. Amazon has 200 yd bundles for about $12 each. Check the cording to make sure it does NOT have a synthetic core because it will be difficult to sew through. Also check your sewing machine to make sure the foot lifts off the bed of your sewing machine at least 1/4" to 1/2" high so that it can fit the wrapped cording. Some of the smaller machines do not have a foot that lifts that high.

Q&A with Katie Ringo

Ipanema asked:
What a neat crafting concept! I enjoyed your tutorial. Your bowls are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
Katie Ringo answered:
They make perfect gifts for other sewers and quilters too!

Skill Level

Beginner