Protect your fingers with these cute microwave bowl cozies
Have you ever taken a bowl of hot soup out of the microwave and burned your fingers! I do it way to often. I’m never patient enough to wait a few minutes for it to cool down. These microwave bowl cozies are going to save my fingers for sure. They are also great for my kids so they can safely take things out without burning themselves and without my help.
Are you ready to make your own? Let’s get started! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Material needed to make Microwave Bowl Cozies
- (2) 10″x10″ squares of cotton fabric
- (2) 10″x10″ squares of cotton batting
- Matching cotton Thread
- Pins or Wonder Clips
- Sewing Machine
- Walking Foot (Optional)
Place one piece of your cotton squares on top of your batting, with the right side facing up. Clip together. Repeat with other pieces. Now sew an “x” on each piece, sewing from corner to corner.
Note: Make sure you are using all cotton items. It’s okay for cotton to go in the microwave. If you are using something else, it might melt or catch fire.
I like to use a walking foot when I’m using batting because with such bulky layers, and with many layers, the walking foot prevents shifting of the fabric. This proved very helpful as I got further into the construction of these microwave bowl cozies and had multiple layers that I was sewing through. If you don’t have a walking foot, just go slow.
The “x” is easier to see in the picture below on the black fabric.
Step 2. Sew pleats
Take one of your layers and fold in half. Clip the open side together and mark on each corner of the folded edge, 1″ in and 2″ down with a marker. Do this on both corners. Then sew a straight line from one point to the next.
Trim the excess from the pleats. Then fold in half the other way and repeat that same process to sew the pleats.
Step 3. Make Bowl
Now take one of your pieces and turn it right side up, shaped like a bowl. Take the other piece and turn the fabric side face down, and place inside of the other bowl. You want both fabrics facing each other, and the batting is on the outside.
Clip or pin all the way around. Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave an opening for turning.
Step 4. Finish Edges
Turn the bowl right side out. The opening I left was small because I wanted it between a corner and a pleat. So carefully turn so you don’t rip out any stitches. Poke out the corners. Then fold the edges of the opening in by about a 1/4″ and clip together.
Lastly, sew a topstitch about 1/8″ away from the edge.
All done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see the ones you make. You can post pictures in the Lets Sew Together Facebook Group.