Soup Bowl Koozies

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Introduction: Soup Bowl Koozies

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"Baby It's Cold Outside" and time for those wonderful homemade soups and chill's to keep us warm. But hot soups in glass bowls can be uncomfortable to handle. Protect your hands with these super cute Soup Bowl Koozies. These Koozies are fast and easy to create and they make wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. Just add a bowl and a soup mix package and you have the perfect gift.

Step 1: Materials

    For each bowl you will need two squares of fabric and two squares of batting all cut to the same size. I find that 10" squares work great for all of my bowls, but you can make them any size you like; 8", 10", 12" etc OR you can make a set of all different sizes

    • 2–10″ squares of fabric
    • 2–10″ squares of batting
    • Marking pen or ink pen
    • Scissors / rotatory cutter

    Note: If you plan on microwaving your bowl cozy, make sure to use only 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread. Anything polyester or metallic will melt, spark or catch on fire

    Step 2: Instuctions

    • Place wrong side of fabric square over each square of batting
    • You will have two of these for one bowl
    • Pin around the squares

    Step 3:

    Stitch (quilt) an 'X' through each fabric/batting square

    Step 4:

    Create darts

    • Fold one fabric/batting square in half with batting side out
    • Using a marking tool, mark a dot one inch from the fold and two inches from the top
    • Draw a line between them
    • Repeat on the bottom corner of the folded square

    Step 5:

    • Sew along both drawn lines
    • Trim seam allowance to 1/8″ to prevent bulk

    Step 6:

    • Fold the fabric/batting square in half in the opposite direction
    • Mark the fold edge one inch from the fold and two inches from the top and bottom
    • Draw a line between them
    • Sew along both drawn lines
    • Trim seam allowance to 1/8″ to prevent bulk

    Step 7:

    • Open the square
    • It should start to resemble a bowl now

    Step 8:

    Follow previous steps for the second bowl shape

    Step 9:

    Turn one bowl shape right side out

    Layer both bowl shapes with right sides together

    Step 10:

      • Pin together,making sure to align corners and side seam lines
      • Sew around the edges of the layered bowl shapes with a 1/4″ seam allowance
      • Leave about a 3 inch opening along one side for turning
      • When stitching around the corners do not pivot sharply, but take an extra stitch or two on the angle to round the corner
      • Clip the extra fabric in the corners on an angle

      Step 11:

      • Turn the bowl right side out through the opening
      • Push out corners
      • Top-stitch around the edge of the bowl, turning the opening in for a 1/4″ seam when you get to it to close

        You can quilt a design in the center of the bowl to hold the layers together and create a firmer bottom to the bowl

      Step 12: Some Picutres of the Finished Product

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      20 Discussions

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      jpaquette71
      jpaquette71

      Question 2 months ago

      What type of batting do you use for microwave and non-microwave use?

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      GayleJ8
      GayleJ8

      Question 9 months ago on Step 12

      I made a 12 x 12 size but I it isn't as sturdy as a smaller one I made. I did use thinner batting. Are the 2 inch and 1 inch measurements the same for the larger size or should I change them? I am going to try the larger one with the thicker batting that I used for my smaller one and see if that makes a difference. I am not planning on putting them in the microwave. If not used in the microwave, can I use flannel fabric?

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      TeresaT35
      TeresaT35

      Answer 8 months ago

      You can heat any fabric in the microwave as long as it's 100% cotton with no metalic threads.

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      gdeplanche
      gdeplanche

      11 months ago on Introduction

      This pattern is concise and easy to follow. Instead of batting, I used 100% cotton sweatshirt material. It works well for heat protection and is less costly. A quilt design on the bottom, making a circle around the edges gave the bowl structure - great tip! Thank you so much for posting this pattern!

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      BrendaR112
      BrendaR112

      1 year ago

      If a wheel needs to be reinvented, I'm happy someone else did the hard part. Thanks! (No, Mom; I'm not lazy - I'm efficient!) :-)

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      Judysart
      Judysart

      Question 1 year ago on Introduction

      What is the longest that the koozies can be used in the microwave? Thank you and Merry Christmas

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Answer 1 year ago

      Judysart, Merry Christmas to you. You can microwave them for the same amount of time as you microwave the soup or chili. Just make sure the fabric doesn’t have metal threads

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      etrouff
      etrouff

      Question 1 year ago

      Can I make a bowl cozy out of an eight square of fabric?

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Answer 1 year ago

      Yes, that would work too. The cozy would just be smaller :)

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Tip 2 years ago

      Oh Thank You Donna, I didn't know. I looked and all of my batting has a polyester scrim :(

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      Donna Klug
      Donna Klug

      Tip 2 years ago on Step 1

      Don’t use cotton batting with scrim.

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      dufus2506
      dufus2506

      2 years ago

      A friend of mine makes these. She uses them when heating food in the microwave. When the food is ready, she can reach in and take out the bowl without burning her fingers.

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Reply 2 years ago

      I heat soup up in mine in the microwave too dufus2506, but if you make any of these make sure the material is 100% cotton. Anything polyester or metallic could melt, spark or catch on fire :)

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      bbennett26
      bbennett26

      Reply 2 years ago

      Oh wow I never thought to do that. Great idea

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      bbennett26
      bbennett26

      2 years ago

      I’m going to try my hand at one of these very inventive bowl holders. A brilliant idea for our lifestyles today, where we aren’t sitting at the table so much

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Reply 2 years ago

      You will love them bbennett26. They work wonders :)

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      cfremming
      cfremming

      2 years ago

      Such a cute idea, great job!

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Reply 2 years ago

      Thank you cfremming :)

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      Ysabeau
      Ysabeau

      2 years ago

      Wow, very nice.

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      KarenK116
      KarenK116

      Reply 2 years ago

      Thank you Ysabeau :)