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by toogie ( edited 12d ago ) 12d ago

Cuties, this is how I made my bowl cozy. There are plenty free patterns on the internet, all with similar directions.

For each bowl you will need:
Two 10 inch squares of 100% cotton fabric
Two 10 inch squares of Wrap-N-Zap only, because it's 100% cotton
100% cotton thread
* everything has to be 100% cotton if you plan to microwave. The precautions are on the W&Z package.

Step 1-Cut 2 fabric and 2 Wrap-N-Zap 10 inches square.
Step 2-baste each sq of Wrap-N-Zap to each sq fabric
Step 3-mark 4 darts on Wrap-N-Zap side by folding sq in half, measure & mark 1in from fold at top edge and 2 1/2 inch down from top edge. Now place a ruler at both marks and draw a line, to mark your dark. I use an ink pen to mark, because it's hard to make on Wrap-N-Zap.Do this for all 4 darts. DO NOT make darts yet.
Step 4-On FABRIC side, I place a pin at the very center of my square. I also place a pin at each point of where my dart will end on all 4 points. Starting in center, I start stitching in a circle. It doesn't have to be perfect, mine sure aren't. I go around until my sewing foot starts to be close to my 4 pins. Don't stitch up to the pins or too close, because your bottom will be too far up.
Step 5-Now find a can or anything round to place at each corner, while your sq is still flat to round each corner. Place the Can on fabric with the round edge so it touches the edge of your fabric on each side of the corner, Draw and cut (I just cut with my rotary) a round edge, on each corner.
Step 6-Now stitch darts on all squares, trim.
Step 7-place two squares, FABRIC sides together and stitch, with walking foot if you have one, it will make so much easier. Stitch all the way around EXCEPT leave an opening on a straight edge to turn right side out.
Step 8-turn right side out and top stitch close to outer edge all the way around to close up your opening during top stitching. Press as best you can.Enjoy!-Toogie

I hope I have not forgotten anything. Correct me if you think I did.-T


by meganne 4d ago

Hi Toogie, I don't get what people would use these for????
And you say you use yours for ice-cream, why?
I'm just curious because I use pot mits and cork place mats to place hot pots on so the only bowl I use in the microwave is for making Ray's porridge and I wouldn't put the bowl into a cozy in case the porridge boiled over.
I'm afraid all I can see is more unnecessary washing to do. LOL!!!
But they do LOOK pretty! MWA!
HUGE hugs

by toogie 11d ago

This is Wrap-N-Zap by Pellon.
I found something that looked similar and said 100% cotton HOWEVER, when I read the Contnts said 90% cotton and 10% synthetic or resin or something other than cotton!

by arisann 11d ago

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with all of us. You blessed us!

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

The good thing is they can be made with any Cotton fabric. I use mine mainly for ice cream 🍨

by mrskiki 12d ago

That is exactly how I make mine as well. I also pin label on with these instructions: This microwave bowl potholder is made from 100% cotton materials. It can be used in the microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes at a time. Any more can cause burning to occur. Can also be used for cold sides such as ice cream. Machine washable, but no fabric softener. Please wash before first use. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thank you, yes, I must include a label.

by marianb 12d ago

Thank you for the instructions

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

You’re very welcome

by pennifold 12d ago

These are gorgeous Toogie, great instructions for making them. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thanks Chris, they are useful to me anyway.

by peafarm 12d ago

Hi Toogie, I made these for this Christmas for the girls to have a game of choice and if they want to switch. Made about 10 so that any extra could go to my daughter in laws mom and sister and a couple of my sister in laws. I use them also. They make wonderful gifts. I bought the microwaveable stuff but read if you use 100% cotton batting to make sure no glues or resins are listed. I recommend on a written card to put in the microwave no longer than 2-3 minutes, just so they know. Yours are so lovely. I did round corners and square corners-whatever my mood was that day, lol.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I saw one the other day where the corners were chopped off square. Cute, different, but doesn’t give you much to grasp when removing from the microwave. The tags of caution is a good idea. Thanks

by 02kar Moderator 12d ago

Thank you for the detailed instructions. I know a lot of folks would enjoy making these.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I mostly wrote them because jenne was curious.

by asterixsew Moderator 12d ago

Thanks for your great instructions. Please can I ask what is W&Z? Thanks toogie

toogie by toogie 12d ago

Wrap-N-Zap by Pellon

asterixsew by asterixsew 11d ago

Thanks but it’s something that I havnt heard about. Need to find out