Are you like me? Do you just have scraps of fabric that you just can't throw away?…not just yet anyway. Here's a simple idea to reuse your fabric scraps and make them into simple and easy no-sew fabric bowls. These bowls are really very easy, and you could make them as a gift and fill them with something special.
Here's what you'll need:-
- Scrap fabric- I cut mine into strips, but it should work with irregular pieces, just keep them small.
- cling film
- Mod Podge, or some type of PVA glue. Found in most newsagents and craft stores
Step 1: Turn your bowl upside down. Tightly cover in clingfilm.
Step 2: Soak your fabric strips in the glue until they are drenched all over in glue.
Step 3: With your bowl upside down, carefully place the glue fabric on top of the clingfilm. Use your brush to help you. I started with a strip going horizontally around the edge of the bowl first then, layered the strips going across the bowl. Make sure your strips overlap and criss-cross! We don't want any holes or weak sides of bowls. Another tip is not to make the edges neat, you can trim them later.
Step 4:Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
Step 6: When dry, use a pair of sharp scissors and trim back the overhanging fabric and neaten the edges.
I think the bowl look quite pretty as they are, but if the edges look a little rough, you can place some fabric sticky tape around the bowl.
Here the bowls are without the fabric tape.
Take your strips of fabric tape and carefully place around the outside edge of the bowl. Cut. Fold over the fabric tape to the inside of the bowl.
And Finished!! Pretty hey?
Once finished, I decided to make one using a old, tea stained lace doiley. Using the same method as above, by soaking the doiley in the glue and placing over a bowl, I was able to upcycle it into a pretty bowl.