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Beautiful Bowl Cover Tutorial

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Potlucks bring people together but this Beautiful Bowl Cover Tutorial will make your potluck dishes stand out from the rest. For an easy version of how to make a fabric bowl, cut a fabric circle around the bowl you will be using, hem it, and thread an elastic band through the hole. These covers should not substitute for freshness sealers, but they sure keep your handmade home accessories looking brand new. With some plastic wrap, the bugs outside won't be flocking to your food but the people will.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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I think the best use for this,project is either over a regular sealing type,lid for just prettiness or identifying your bowl at a,potluck,or,party. But to,use,it,alone,,better for bread or dry items. Although it would be good as a bathroom item, say covering a pretty bowl with cotton balls or makeup to,keep,it,dust free and clutter appearance down. So this could be versatile!

I have some left over PUL from another project and I think I will try to make this as well as some sandwich bags. For the bowl cover, I'm going to use ripsack, oilcloth or waxed cotton as the outer fabric as PUL is a little plain. I want also to test and see how/if I can make the bowl cover "water tight".

It looks cute. But it can't seal the bowl tight like Tupperware can. So when your carrying it . It can spill. What a mess. Tupperware will keep it freash & won't spill if tip.


I have made one like this with clear vinyl and jersey binding (dries faster). I used round coloured elastic and a toggle so the elastic can be tightened to any sized bowl.

Interesting idea. I wonder if using a waterproof fabric such as PUL for this project would work to make some of these that could be used for 'freshness sealers' in place of plastic wrap. I've seen some projects online for reusable sandwhich or ziplock style bags using PUL.

I was having a similar thought about condensation and what not. And if there was some way to make this so that it wouldn't be a mess if it was stuck in the fridge while waiting to go. If you end up making one of waterproof fabric please come back and tell us how it worked out!


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