Microwave Bowl Holder Pattern


Microwave Bowl Holder Pattern

Learn how to make reusable bowl covers with this quick and easy tutorial. Just remember to use 100% cotton if you want it to be microwavable as well!

Microwave Bowl Holder Pattern
Microwave Bowl Holder Pattern

In the winter, the best way to warm up is with a yummy bowl of soup. Save yourself from burnt fingers and create Removable Sewn Bowls Covers. Beginner sewing projects like this one help you learn and grow as a designer. This project doesn't require a ton of time, skill or expertise, making this ideal for busy crafters. This is also a great holiday gift ideas, so make a few and give them out during gift swaps and Secret Santa exchanges. Best of all, you can remove the fabric cover, so the bowls can go right in the dishwasher when your meal is over.

Notes: (1) If you plan to use your fabric bowl holder in the microwave, only use 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread. (2) Always preshrink your fabric, so your project won't change in size after going through the wash.

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueSewing


Sewn byMachine

Materials List

  • Two 10" squares of coordinating 100% cotton fabrics
  • Two 9″ squares of Soft & Toasty 100% cotton batting
  • 100% cotton thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Fabric marker
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Diagrams


  1. Cut fabric and batting as follows:
    • Two 10" squares of coordinating 100% cotton fabrics
    • Two 9" inch squares of Soft & Toasty 100% cotton batting

  2. Layer batting on top of each of the fabric squares wrong side. Mark, then Stitch an x and + through both the layers of the batting and the fabric. Repeat using the second piece of fabric and batting.

  3. Fold the stitched square in half and place a mark 1″ out from the centerfold along the top edge. Place a second mark 2 1/4" down the center stitching line. Draw a line connecting the two marks, creating a dart. Stitch along the marked line. Repeat marking and stitching, creating a total of four darts. Repeat to create darts using the second piece of stitched fabric.

  4. Trim away the bulk of the darts and press.

  5. With right sides together, stitch the two pieces of fabric together, leaving an opening along one edge. Trim corners and turn right side out. Press well.

  6. Hand stitch the opening closed. Top stitch around the Microwave Bowl Cover, sewing 1/2″ away from the outside edge to secure all layers of the fabric and the batting together.

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