I was inspired some time ago by my purchase of a dear emma fabric bowl to make an odd one of my own but I wanted them with a fold over top and contrasting linings.
I wanted them for use around the place for the various ‘bits and pieces’ that seem to need a home but don’t have a specific one or are in transit to somewhere else.
My original need for them was so that I had somewhere to put all the threads that I am using so they are easy to get at. Since thinking about making them though, my big top drawer on my sewing table seems to work well for these so the bowls will now be used for lots of other things sewing and miscellaneous alike.
I got a remnant of some fabulous heavy upholstery fabric from The Cloth Shop recently that is weighty enough to make a fabric bowl work so I got on with it this weekend.
They are surprisingly easy to make if you get the basics right and allow yourself a little tolerance here and there.
Preparation and making sure you don’t skip on the stages is the key to neatness but you really have to have the right fabric to make them stand up.
I love the fact that they are completely reversible to suit your requirements and I will change the combinations and what is on the outside depending on where the bowls end up living.
I will make more (possibly a nest and definitely some as presents) that are pretty and contrasting but also some that are decorated on the outside with applique. These plain ones, however, are perfect for and will go into my work room and onto shelves around the flat.
A very satisfying little project before I get on with the rest of the things that I want to do and those that I still need to finish.