These reusable bowl covers are food-safe and eco-friendly. Make your own cloth bowl covers to replace a cracked or lost lid, or to store foods that don’t fit under a flat lid.
Nicki demonstrates how to make reusable bowl covers in two different ways: by binding the fabric circles’ edges and inserting elastic, or by stitching foldover elastic directly to the fabric circles’ edges.
Nicki discusses the properties of laminated cotton and why it’s a good choice for this project. The laminated cotton fabrics used in this video are from SplashFabric.com. Laminated cotton makes it easy to wipe off messes, and this variety of laminated cotton is also machine washable, making cleanup extra easy. Nicki also discusses the other supplies needed for this project, including the correct length and width of bias binding and elastic.
To begin, Nicki shows how to trace the bowl upper edge onto the wrong side of coordinating cotton fabric, and add 1 ½” to the circle, to create a lid that securely fits that specific bowl size. Use this circle to cut a matching circle from the laminated cotton fabric.
With the fabric circles wrong sides together, Nicki demonstrates how to bind the circle edges, then insert the elastic through the binding, and finally finish off the elastic and binding to create a reusable bowl cover.
For the foldover elastic option, Nicki discusses the width and length of foldover elastic to use, then demonstrates how to stitch the elastic into a circle and quartermark both the elastic and the fabric circles. Then you’ll learn how to match the elastic and fabric quartermarks, and stretch the elastic as you stitch, with the elastic folded around the fabric raw edges.
Interested in more eco-friendly projects? Check out these reusable paper towels, snack bags, and lunch bag.