Day 12 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts- FREE Video Tutorials

reusable fabric bowl cover video tutorial crafty gemini

Day 12 of 12 is finally here! Here is my quick and easy version of making reusable bowl covers. In my video tutorial I walk you through the process of taking measurements of your bowl and how to cut perfect circles out of your fabric to make a custom fit cover. Play around with your fabric circle sizes and make some for different sized bowls. These are great for covering up bowls of food at home or for a potluck dinner party.  I like to use mine at home when I cook a meal and everyone is off doing some farm chores or busy with something else I just keep the bowls out and covered until everyone is ready to eat. I also use it to cover my milking pail now that I’m milking a cow every morning so nothing flies or falls into it as I transport it out to the milk stand. These have so many different uses and will also save you some money on foil and plastic wrap that aren’t as environmentally friendly or pretty! I love making reusable items that feature pretty fabrics from my stash! So, I hope you will enjoy making these too.


Now, enjoy my FREE step-by-step video tutorial on how to make reusable fabric bowl covers! Happy sewing!

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14 Responses to Day 12 of 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts- FREE Video Tutorials

  1. Julie December 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    Can you use these in the microwave?

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      I wouldn’t suggest it since the elastic is made of synthetic materials.

  2. Kathleen A Grom December 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    Just an fyi Vanessa. I believe you mean measure up 5 inches not 6 inches since your bowl is 10 inches. Love this idea! Merry Christmas and thank you.

  3. Kathleen A Grom December 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Sorry Vanessa you are right! 6 inches for measuring up. I forgot the overhang!

  4. Beverly December 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Vanessa, you are so inspirational!!! Thank you for the 12 last-minute gifts series.

  5. Marga December 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    Are both sides cotton material.

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson December 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm #


      • Marga December 13, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

        Thank you.

  6. Liz December 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

    So cute and easy! But if you want the covers to keep food fresh in the fridge, one of the fabrics should be plastic coated like outdoor tablecloth fabric, right? Or do the two layers of cotton provide impermeable coverage?

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson December 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi Liz. Cotton fabric is not impermeable. This isn’t designed to do that. Just as a simple cover for food or snack bowls. Hope that helps!

  7. Georjean December 14, 2017 at 6:59 am #

    Thank You Vanessa! I enjoyed watching your 12 Days of DIY Gifts! They were a Great early Christmas present for your viewers!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Denise December 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    I am wondering if the fabric would slip of the bowl easily since its glass and fabric or will the elastic create enough pressure to keep it in place.

  9. Lisa December 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Thank you! I love watching your tutorials. Just a quick question. Not sure if this would work or not. Could you add a little more to the overhang and sew a casing to feed the elastic through to make it reversible?

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson December 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

      Sure! If you know how to make a casing and insert elastic go for it!

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