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A huge thank you to The Fabric Fox for providing the materials for this project. The fabric we used here was the new "Flock" collection from Dashwood Studios. Find this and many more fantastic craft fabrics at www.thefabricfox.co.uk
Bowl cosys are very easy to make and they hardly require any materials at all. This makes them the perfect choice for making as gifts or as profitable items to sell at a craft fair.
You will need;
- 2 x 10" Squares of Patterned cotton
- 2 x 10" Squares of quilt wadding or fleece
- Coordinating thread
- Tailors chalk
- Needle or sewing machine
Lay your patterned cotton over one of your wadding pieces right side up, and pin around the 4 sides to secure.
Using a ruler and tailors chalk, mark the fabric corner to corner. This will give you a guide to sew over.
Run this through your machine on a medium straight stitch. Don't worry about securing the ends as these will be sewn in to the lining later. Remove the pins.
Fold your fabric in half (patterned fabric on the inside).
Measure 2" down on the folded edge of the wadding and 1" along the edge. Draw a line between these 2 points and sew. Repeat on the other end.
Fold the fabric the other way so that the pleat is in the centre of the open side and repeat the on the 2 corners.
Trim the excess off with scissors.
This now gives you one half of the bowl cosy.
Repeat this whole process with the second piece of wadding and patterned fabric.
Place one half inside the other with the patterned pieces facing each other (A) and pin all the way around the edge (B).
It's worth marking a 2" gap with the tailors chalk as you need to leave an unsewn space to pull the fabric through.
Sew all the way around the edge of the cosy leaving the 2" opening.
Snip off the corners and turn inside out so the patterned fabric is now on the outside.
Use something pointy such as a pencil to push out the corners keeping them neat.
Close the Gap by sewing all the way around the edge of the cosy as close to the edge as you can, about 5mm is fine.
Tie the threads together to secure and finish.
For more detailed instructions plus some super handy tips, check out the tutorial video!