Soup Bowl Cozy For Use In The Microwave
How many times have you burnt your fingertips removing a bowl of hot soup from the microwave? Its time to sew a bowl cozy!
Protect your Fingers Sew a Bowl Cozy for Microwaving
Supply list for Bowl Cozy
All supplies MUST be 100% cotton! NO SCRIM!!!!!!
2 pieces outer fabric, 10 square
2 pieces batting, 9 inches square
cotton sewing thread
How to Sew the Bowl Cozy
Center a piece of batting on the wrong side of each piece ofcotton. With a slightly long stitch sew each pair diagonally fromcorner to corner.
Now were making 4 darts in each piece. Fold 1 piece in half as shown and mark 2 1/2 down from the edge of the fabric and 3/4 in from the edge.
Make 4 darts on each piece. Trim seam allowances to 1/4.
Place both pieces together with good sides facing.
Using 1/4 seam allowance, sew both layers together,leaving a 3-inch opening centered across a dart for turning.
Reinforce the beginning and end of the seam. Clip the corners and turn to the right side.
Top stitch all around about 1/8 from the edge which closesthe opening.
Sew A Reversible Microwave Safe Bowl Cozy
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Learn how to sew a reversible microwave safe bowl cozy. Use 100% cotton thread, batting and fabric to make a bowl cozy.
This blog post originally appeared September 3, 2018. It has been updated for clarification and new photos.
I made these bowl cozies for each of our children a few years ago for Christmas. Through the years, weve been gravitating towards more handmade or homemade gifts for Christmas. We really try to make the holidays more about memories and time with family than about the gifts under the tree. This year, our Christmas gift giving was almost 100% handmade gifts.
The bowl cozies were a big hit. In fact, my husband loves the bowl cozy and literally uses it daily. When I prepare the Rice Sides for him, I usually make them on the stovetop, but even so, the bowl gets pretty hot! Then theres ice cream. My Corelle dishes get pretty cold when filled with ice cream. The bowl cozy is perfect for bowls of ice cream!
Step : Transfer Pattern Markings
Place the pattern on top of the batting side of the fabric. Draw out the darts onto the batting with a washable pen or sewist chalk.
Transfer the pattern markings on each set of fabrics. First transfer the darts onto the batting, then fold the paper pattern diagonally and transfer the first diagonal marking. Unfold and fold the opposite site, transfer the other diagonal marking. Repeat for the second set of fabrics.
If you dont want to fold your pattern or find it a bit tricky, you can just draw a line across the fabric, connecting the two opposite corners. Draw a second line between the other two corners. You should have an X mark going through the middle of the fabric.
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Step : Finish The Diy Bowl Cozy
The only work that remains now is to add the finishing touches to the bowl cozy.
Turn the entire thing inside-out through the opening you left unstitched. Then fold the opening inward until its aligned with the rest of the seam, pin it and press it flat.
Topstitch along the top edge of the bowl cozy all around. This will close the opening shut in the process.
The bowl cozy is now ready for use! No more burned hands for you!
What do you think about our soup bowl cozy instructions? Were you able to make the bowl cozy by following the steps? Tell us how it turned out in the comment section below. Make sure to sew a couple of these for your friends and family, they will surely love them! Enjoy using your microwave without burning your hands ever again!
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UPDATE: After many requests I created a video tutorial as well! So whether you like to read, watch or both Ive got you covered!
That was pretty easy, right? Dont forget these are great gifts for a hostess, teacher, co-worker or anyone!
*Disclaimer: it is my understanding that any 100% cotton batting should work in the microwave but obviously do what you feel comfortable with.
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P.S. If you make this pattern Id love to see it and hear how you used it!
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Step : Join The Pieces Together
Now you are going to sew the two fabric pieces together to form the bowl cozy.
Take one of the pieces and turn it inside-out so that the main fabric is facing outward.
Then place one bowl cozy piece into the other. Make sure that their right sides are facing each other. Tuck them well and align their edges, as well as their darts. Pin around and leave a 2 inch gap for turning. Mark the gap with double pins/clips/
Sew the two pieces together along the top edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Dont sew along the entire edge, remember to leave those two inches unstitched to turn the bowl through.
You can clip the corners at this point, especially if you decided to make the square variant of the bowl cozy.
Getting Started And Pattern Download
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Learn How To Sew A Hot Soup Bowl Cozy
Learn how to sew a hot soup bowl cozy with this free sewing project. Protect your fingers and your furniture from hot bowls of hot soup, chili, oatmeal, etc with a fabric bowl cozy that is attractive and very functional. Fast and easy to sew, making these hot soup bowl cozies ideal custom made gifts all year long!
Note: When working with products intended for use in a microwave, certain precautions should be taken. Use only 100% cotton batting, thread and fabric. This 100% natural cotton batting is perfect for microwavable projects like insulatedpotato bags, casserole warmers and more. Retains moisture for steamy potatoes and vegetables. Its free of glues and chemicals. Wrap and Zap is made of 100% cotton fibers without any additives. It is not fire retardant or flame proof. For this reason, it is suggested to cook in two-minute intervals for a maximum of eight minutes. Never leave the microwave unattended. Do not use in a convection/microwave oven.
How To Make: Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern And Video Tutorial
Does your microwave also have a portal to the hottest volcano in the world? And when you heat something up, it becomes engulfed in searing lava only for that same lava to magically disappear just before you open the microwave?
Well, mine obviously does because every time I heat something up, the bowl gets so hot that when I grab it, I end up prancing around the kitchen like a chimpanzee until I finally put it down.
Luckily, I dont experience that anymore, ever since I made this neat soup bowl cozy pattern. With this bowl cozy pattern you can make a cover for your bowls and not burn your hands with 3rd-degree burns whenever you heat something up.
If you prefer not to burn your hands, keep reading and learn how to make a bowl cozy!
Below you will find my step by step how to make microwave bowl cozy written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.
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- sewing clips or pins
- sewing machine
Notes: If you are going to use the bowl cozy in a microwave, make sure that all materials are 100% cotton. That includes the fabric, the batting and even the thread. Otherwise it might catch fire in the microwave! Regardless of what you use, keep a close eye on the microwave at all times. The bowl cozy is machine washable.
DOWNLOAD: microwave-friendly soup bowl cozy pattern
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Materials For One Bowl Cozy:
- 2–10″ squares of fabric
- 2–10″ squares of batting
- Air- or water-soluble marking pen
Finished bowl cozy: fits a 6-diameter bowl with a little room to spare.
Note: If you plan to place your soup bowl cozy in the microwave, only use 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread. Anything polyester or metallic with set on fire. If you use a batting that you’re unsure about, you can still use it to hold hot bowls just don’t heat it in the microwave with the bowl. Transfer the bowl to the cozy after heating.
Sew A Reversible Microwave
Learn how to sew a reversible microwave-safe bowl cozy. These bowl cozies come in super handy for handling hot microwaved foods. They also work great for cold foods like ice cream!
Turn Right Side Out
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Soup Bowl Cozy For Hot + Cold
Weve all heard the waiters common admonition, Careful! The plate is hot! At which point, we instinctively reach out to touch the plate because we just cant help ourselves! Hot dishes happen at home as well, and theres usually no waiters to warn you about them. Instead, use our soup bowl cozy to protect yourself. Made with all natural fibers, it can go right into the microwave. So, even though they always tell us only the food should heat up in the micro, we know that is not always the case. Say goodbye to too hot to handle with our cute cozies. But wait theres more. These cozies work just as well to protect your hands from too cold dishes, like ice cream.
S4H Fast Fridays projects are all about whipping up something wonderful in no time at all, and these cozies are super quick and easy. Set up an assembly line and create a bevy of bowl cozies in a single afternoon. They would make great gifts perhaps with a family recipe for a special soup or a homemade soup starter mix or for summer flair, include some fancy ice cream bowls and spoons.
We made each of our samples from two fat quarters. Our pattern, offered as a free download below, assembles into an approximate 10 x 10 square, making this an excellent project for pre-cuts or scraps. Our original pretty picks are from Tula Pinks Spirit Animal collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics.
Use a low loft cotton batting, not a metalicized thermal batting, so you can pop both the bowl and its cozy into the microwave.
Microwave Bowl Cozy Set
Protect your hands with the Microwave Bowl Cozy Set! Put your bowl full of food into the cozy and warm it up in the microwave, or use them to pass small serving dishes around the table. They can also keep your hands toasty when you eat ice cream, cereal, and other cold foods.
- Includes one large and one small cozy.
- Large cozy fits the Microwave Popcorn Maker, and most medium bowls.
- Small cozy fits the Breakfast Sandwich Maker and most small bowls.
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Microwave Safe Bowl Cozy
So, whether you use the bowl cozy in the microwave or not, its perfect for protecting your hands from hot or cold bowls! And because the bowl cozies are made with 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread, they are completely microwave safe! I feel like I need to issue a word of caution be sure that if youre going to use your bowl cozy in the microwave that you use 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread.
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Crochet Microwaveable Bowl Cozy
I found the perfect pattern here at Nickis Homemade Crafts. Its a free pattern and works up quickly. Just be sure that you use only 100% cotton yarn so it will be microwave safe!!
I used I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby in Deep Teal and a G/4mm hook to make this bowl cozy for my Moms birthday.
Heres a view from the top
Heres what it looks like on the bottom
Just place your microwave safe bowl with your favorite soup, chili, or cereal into the bowl cozy. Then pop it in the microwave. No need to grab a pot holder to remove your bowl and no more burnt fingers!
These would make great Christmas gifts! You can make them in any color to match the recipients kitchen.
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Step : Make The Darts
Fold the fabric piece in half, towards the back, but not diagonally. The batting side should be facing up. Align the dart marks and pin about 1/4 inch from the dart. Do this for all darts.
Sew along the dart markings. Backstitch the seams to give them more strength.
Trim down the seam allowance to around one-eighth of an inch.
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We Now Carry Soup Bowl Cozies That Are Microwave Safe
Soup Bowl Cozy will keep your soup warm after you have heated it in a pot or microwave, and you can warm up your bowl of Soup nestled in a Soup Cozy in the microwave.
The bowl shaped Cozy has a flat stable base, that lets you enjoy a tasty bowl of soup while snuggling on a couch, at your desk if you are working from home, or just lets you linger and slowly savor your Soup.
Heating and warming your Soup in a Soup Cozy in the Microwave is easy and quick. Put your bowl in the Cozy, heat in the microwave at 50 % power for 30 seconds and remove and stir your soup. Try your delicious Soup, and if youd like it warmer, microwave 10 seconds at a time, till desired eating temperature is reached. Please do not heat for more than 2 minutes at a time in the microwave, and add only 10 seconds on a time additional, and do not leave unattended when heating.
Soup Cozies can be used under small serving dishes to pass around the table. In the summer months you can keep your hands toasty when you eat ice cream, cereal, and other cold foods.
These cozies are made from 100 % cotton materials that are microwave safe. They can be hand washed or washed in a gentle cycle, with like colours, in the washing machine. Do not use fabric softeners or chlorine bleach. Air dry fully. Reshape as needed.
Made in Ontario by SEW WHAT? for Soups From Me To You.
Each Cozy $15.00 and 20 % is offered for purchasing 4 or more. Delivery extra.
Heating & Cozy Care Instructions