A bowl cozy helps to keep your hot food hot, and your hands from getting burned. We all enjoy a bowl of soup in winter, and with South Africa heading into winter woolies, this is a great time to get your decor up to date!
In the USA you get batting pre-cut specifically for bowl cozies, but this isn’t readily available in the “gat-kant” of Africa: we’re going to use good old standard batting. A bowl cozy is a great project to use up any scraps lying around, and I’ll be doing just that. You can use polyester or cotton batting, and you can also use thermal batting if you can find it. (Termal batting has a heat resistant element, and is great for oven mitts)
Here’s what you’ll need for one bowl cozy, using 6,5″ bowl:
- Two pieces of fabric measuring 11″ square – a layer cake is great if you want to make a whole lot of them.
- Two pieces of batting measuring 11″ square.
- Thread to match your fabric for stitching, and a final topstitch around the edge
- Ruler or tape measure (imperial, so all in inches because that’s how quilters roll)
- Usual sewing paraphernalia – scissors, unpicker (because if you have one handy, you won’t need it!)
Measure your bowl to get the perfect cozy size
For a 8″ bowl: 12″ squares; put darts 1″ across and 2.5″ down
For a 12″ bowl: 15″ squares; put darts 1″ across and 3″ down
Let’s get making!
One bowl cozy is quick to make – you’ll have a full set of 24 (haha, 6) in no time! Here is a video tutorial.