Extra, Extra! Fun Ways to Use My Fabric Bowl Pattern

Since I’ve released my Soup Bowl Cozy pattern late last year, it’s been downloaded more than half a million times! Because it’s such a popular pattern, I wanted to showcase more ways to use this quick and easy pattern other places in your home!

1. Use it to corral TV remotes in the living room. (I’m not promising everyone in your household will remember to put them there, but at least they’ll have a place!)

2. Place a bowl on your dresser to hold jewelry, chapstick, and other beauty essentials.

3. I use two bowls in my sewing room to keep my most-used supplies close at hand. I frequently use one to transport supplies for embroidery or binding on the go.

4. Hold potted plants in a bowl. It adds a decorative touch to your decor and keeps dirt and water splashes off surfaces.

5. Transport spices, napkins, and silverware from the kitchen to the table with a bowl that acts as a pretty centerpiece.

6. Place a bowl by the front door as a catchall for keys, sunglasses, letters, and more.

And last, but not least, you can use it for its intended purpose — a soup bowl cozy! (Or ice cream. I’m not judging!)

Get the free pattern here.

Thanks for joining my for “happy hour,”


P.S. What others uses do you have for this pattern? I’d love to add them to the list!



  1. Can you give the different sizes for the inner “seams” (as in 1″ x 2″ for the 10″ pattern) for 12″ & 14″ please? I imagine they would be different??


  2. OMG! My mother-in-law bought me a set while visiting Texas! I have loads of batik fabric I can use! These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! I have also placed it on my Pinterest/sewing site and am following. Your quilting ideas are beautiful as well! Everyone I know will be getting one to two sets (depending on how many people are in the family 🙂 )


  3. Made one for friend in nursing home for her to put her remote for t.v.and her glasses when she is ready to call it a day.am going to use Easter fabric and use instead of Easter baskets think it will be cute.easy pattern!!


  4. I made one during nap time for my toddler to use. The fabric I used is Dr Suess – Green Eggs and Ham. I’m sure he will use it for it’s intended purpose but I also thought he can use it for his play kitchen or maybe he would like it in his bedroom to catch his matchbox cars. Who knows what uses he will come up with for it. Thanks for a fun and easy project!


  5. This could be scaled up a bit to make a cat bed, especially with some stiff fabric on the outside and a fleece on the inside. My mother’s petit cat would love it.


  6. Bought materials tonight can’t wait for my day off. Gonna make for family and friends. I am gonna momograham some with family initials.


  7. Thank you for this PDF. I hope to make some for 2 autistic teen girls for Christmas. No more dropped bowls of Ramen!!!
    I bought the Simplicity pattern, but their’s was complicated and used zigzag edges which made them look tacky.


      1. Do you have calculations for a smaller and larger one. Love to utilize for other items. Jewelry bowl, also crochet bowl. So many ideas


  8. We have 2 and just love them. Used mainly for soup right now, but with all your creative ideas, am thinking of a manly way to incorporate some common tools.


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