I’ve wanted to make a fabric bowl for a long time now. Many moons ago, in 2006, I purchased the book “Fast Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls” by Linda Johansen.
Last night I decided it was the perfect project for a Friday night as the book claimed to be “Fast Fun & Easy”. And it was. Well almost. The problem lie not within the book, nor the instructions, but rather within working in too small of an area (due to un-necessary clutter) and possibly once or twice not realizing I had fabric underneath the fabric I was cutting with the rotary cutter. (note to self…..tidy up the studio!)
So, after a few false starts, and a fabric change or two, I got started. I didn’t have any Timtex, or Fast 2 Fuse, but I had Pellon’s P2 double sided fusible. It’s a bit thick, but I like how it works and I had it here without having to run into town (bonus when you live in the country!).
The end result is a bowl that I like and think I’ve got too many uses for and may just have to make another one or two when I’m looking for a quick project.
And a detail shot of the edge with the beading:
This bowl was made with two 12-1/2″ pieces of fabric, two 5″ pieces of fabric, a 12-1/2″ square of P2, some beads and a bit of thread.
I wanted my bowl to be a bit deeper than the sample in the book, so rather than cutting 1/2″ darts, I cut 1″ darts, which gives me a nice deep bowl. I’m already mentally planning my next couple of bowls. The “I wonder what would happen if I cut it this way” has set in!
I would have to recommend this book and these bowls for a fast easy fun project.