DIY Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

DIY Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers
DIY Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

Want to keep your food from going stale? Want an easy, cost-effective way to spruce up your kitchen? Want to be eco-friendly? You can do all of these things and more with some super simple DIY Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers! Made from washable cotton, these covers can be used again and again, reducing waste from plastic bowl covers and keeping your food just as fresh. These reusable bowl covers are even fitted with an elastic band to match any bowl in your kitchen. They're guaranteed to fit like a glove! With customizable fabric prints, these are lids you won't mind setting out on your counter.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 8'' Shears
  • Cotton fabric
  • 1/4'' Elastic
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Thread


  1. Lay the bowl on top of your chosen fabric and draw a circle around the rim, adding an extra 1 1/2” width so that there is enough fabric to completely cover the bowl. Cut out the circle using your 8'' shears.

  2. Pin 1/4” wide elastic piece at the raw edge and pull it taut as you sew the elastic to the perimeter of the fabric with a zig zag stitch. 

  3. Fill your bowl with snacks and place the finished cover on top.

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I can't tell you how many times the bowls of snacks I set out have been tipped over by rowdy guests, pets, and (on occasion) myself. Since the elastic on this pattern is customized to fit every bowl, it's guaranteed to fit snugly enough to protect against even the most precarious of tips!


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