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Sew Your Own Salad Bowl Covers

Summer is coming!  Which means you'll probably have BBQ's and family gathers.  Maybe fireworks and pool parties.  And that means you've got to start taking yummy salads and delicious treats to every event you go to.  Since we live in the country we have a LOT of flies, everywhere.  We always end up covering our bowls and plates with paper towels.  But the wind comes and poof....they blow away.  Wouldn't it be great to have something to cover those bowls that won't blow away?
How to sew salad bowl covers

I have seen these amazing salad bowl covers.  You just stretch them right over the top of your bowl and they stay put.  Kind of like a little shower cap for your food.  

How to sew salad bowl covers

They are actually really simple to make and you can create them in any size you need for any bowl in your kitchen.

Materials Needed
Fat Quarter (Our affiliate Fabric.com has the chevron fabric I used or this one.)

Thread - I like Gutermann

Step 1
First, pick your bowl.  Draw it on your fabric then measure out about 2 inches more and draw your circle.

DIY Salad Bowl Covers Tutorial
Step 2
Iron around your edges 1/4".  Fold the edges again another 1/2" and press.  
How to sew salad bowl covers

Step 3
Stitch around the fabric making a casing for the elastic.  Leave a 2" opening to feed the elastic through.

How to sew salad bowl covers

Step 4
Measure out the elastic.  To figure out how much you'll need, measure your circles radius and then add an addition 1/2 of the radius.
Radius + 1/2 radius = amount of elastic 

Step 5
Thread elastic through the casing.  Overlap the elastic and stitch ends together.
How to sew salad bowl covers

Step 6
Stitch the casing closed.  

How to sew salad bowl covers

Aren't these just the cutest things ever?  They actually make really great gifts too.  Make them in several sizes and give them to friends.  You could even customize them using some of these techniques.

How to sew salad bowl covers 

How to sew salad bowl covers