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Sew these reusable bowl covers for any size bowl or casserole dish. These are great scrap fabric projects, and they are easily washed for another use!
I’m so excited for picnics and potlucks this summer. I often forget to buy plastic wrap, so these reusable bowl covers are so handy to have! I also love using up fabric scraps for sewing projects that get a lot of use.
We’ve been slowly reducing plastic in our house and these bowl covers are awesome. They are not spill proof, most plastic wrap isn’t, but they are waterproof and fairly air tight. I love saving a little bit of money by not buying plastic wrap, and keeping plastic out of the landfills.
I made bowl covers for all my bowls that don’t have lids and all of my casserole dishes that don’t have lids. I keep them in the drawer where I used to keep plastic wrap so it’s not hard to change the old habit of where I reach. Then I just rinse them off or wash them after I’ve used them.
This is such a practical summer sewing project!
DIY Reusable Bowl Covers
- waterproof fabric like laminated cotton, oilcloth, or PUL
- measuring and drawing tool
- sewing tools
- bias binding (Learn how to make and use bias tape.)
- 1/4″ elastic
- safety pin
Flip the bowl or casserole dish upside down on the back of your waterproof fabric. Trace the shape onto the fabric.
Add one to two inches of overlap allowance to the outside of the drawn shape. A bowl doesn’t need a lot of fabric to come over the side, but a casserole dish needs the fabric to be able to go over the handles.
Cut out your shapes.
Clip bias binding all the way around the cover. Sew the bias binding onto the cover and leave a two inch gap for inserting the elastic.
Insert elastic into the bias binding and go all the way through the casing. Pull the elastic tight and pull the ends out. Overlap the ends by half an inch and sew together.
Clip the remaining bias tape to the cover and sew it on closing the hole. Overlap the raw edges of the bias binding.
Cover your bowl!
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!