How many times have you burned your fingers or hands lifting a bowl from the microwave or carrying a piping hot bowl of soup from the stove to the table? Probably as much as we have. Here’s an easy-to-make solution to burnt fingers and spilled soup. This project was created by Irene and Gabrielle at the Gresham Craft Warehouse. This project takes about an hour.
Supplies to make one (1) soup cozy.
- 2 – 10” square pieces of 100% cotton fabric
- 2 – 10” square pieces of Wrap and Zap Natural Cotton Batting *
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Pen, pencil or other marker that won’t show through your fabric
- 100% cotton thread
- Sewing Machine
- Optional but helpful is a walking foot for your sewing machine.
*We also recommend Warm Tater or Warm and Natural Plush (as long as it is scrim free).
Warning: Do not use insulated batting as it contains metal. You must use all 100% cotton. Anything other than 100% cotton can catch fire in the microwave. Do not use fabrics with metallic thread, glitter, or pearl fabrics.
Before you begin this project, please read all instructions and assemble the supplies. 3/8” seam allowance is used for this project.
This will make one soup cozy holder for a normal size soup or cereal bowl, about 20” in circumference.
Tip: If you would like to make these larger, simply make the squares of fabric and batting larger. 12″ or 14″ is good. Darts can be made deeper, but we recommend no larger than 1/2″ unless your squares are bigger than 14″.