Bowl Bonnet

Bowl Bonnet

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Dritz
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Additional Information



  • Bowl
  • Fat quarter
  • Dritz® 1/4" Braided Elastic
  • Dritz® Sewing Gauge or ruler
  • Fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Straight pins
  • Safety pin
  • Stiletto
  • Sewing machine


  1. Place the bowl upside down, on the wrong side of the fabric. Using a sewing gauge or ruler and a fabric marker, mark a ring onto the fabric that is 1" from the edge of the bowl. Repeat, creating another ring that is 3" from the edge of the bowl.
  2. Cut out the circle created by the 3" ring.
  3. Fold the cut edge of the circle over 1/4" and press. Then fold the pressed edge over to meet the 1" ring and pin.
  4. Using a stiletto to help work in the excess fabric, edgestitch the pressed edge, leaving a 1/2" opening to insert the elastic.
  5. To create the elastic casing and a ruffled edge, stitch a second ring that is 3/8" away from your first stitched line.
  6. Wrap the elastic around the top of your bowl and cut approximately 1" shorter than the circumference of the bowl.
  7. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and slide the pin through the 1/2" opening and into the stitched casing. Run the elastic through the casing and back out the opening. Stitch or tie the elastic to finish. Smooth out the gathers and tuck the ends inside the casing. Stitch opening closed if desired.
  8. NOTE: Due to the handle placement on the mixing bowl, the fabric should be cut to a 12" circle. Draw a 3/4" ring from the edge of the bowl, then fold and press the edge in 1/4”. Fold and pin the pressed edge to the 3/4” ring.