Bowl Cozies

Good Morning and welcome to the first day of the 'In the Kitchen Stitchin' blog hop. Thanks to Creatin' in the Sticks for the fun theme and for hosting all of us.


As the weather cools down here in the southern hemisphere, it's becoming soup weather. Is there anything better on a cold winter's day than a bowl of hot soup?

I've wanted to make bowl cozies for such a long time and this was the perfect opportunity. I looked at a few different online tutorials and then headed into the sewing room.

These cozies are made with 2 x 10" squares each, which is just PERFECT for any left over layer cake squares you may have.

To make my bowl cozies, I started with the 2 x 10" squares of cotton fabric and 2 x 9.5" squares of cotton batting.


Place a square of batting down on the wrong side of the fabric mark and then sew them together diagonally from corner to corner. Do this for both.

Now we'll mark some darts. Fold the square in half with right sides facing and mark 2" from the edge (on the folded side) and around 3/4" down the side, from the fold. Sew a line between these two marked points. Now do this for all four sides and for both halves of the cozy.


Time to finish the assembly. Place them two halves with right sides together. Sew all the way around with a 1/4" seam, leaving a big enough gap to turn out.

Next step is to clip the corners and then turn it out and push out all of those corners until they're nice and neat. Give it a good press and then head back to the sewing machine to sew a top stitch all the way around, closing up the halves.

Now the cozies are all ready to use for lovely bowls of warming soup or cold bowls of ice cream. Cozies are perfect for all seasons!

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88 comments

  1. I have seen these before, it seen like a really cool thing to have.

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    1. I've wanted to make them for agesssssss... this was the perfect opportunity. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Beautiful bowls. Would you believe I have only made one of these!

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    1. I need to make some more of these too. It seems that they're a hit at home and I'm always too late and end up with the folded up tea towel.

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  3. These are very cute - I must make one.

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    1. Definitely a great item for the upcoming cooler weather. I need to make some more too.

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  4. I keep saying I will make bowl cozies and never do - yours look great

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yes, I was the same. I've wanted to make some for such a long time, and finally this blog hop was the just the push I needed.

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  5. I use my frequently in cold weather. They wash so well I don't worry if I spill soup or chili on it. I noticed my daughter-in-law used a larger bowl and I need to figure out if it will fit on the size cozy I make. She'd enjoy it and use it too. Have a great week.

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    1. They're so useful, aren't they? I need to make a few more for myself and a few for friends who've seen the pictures I shared and asked for them too.

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  6. These are definitely going on my list! Thanks for the detailed instructions and photos! I must check out the participants too!

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    1. It's my pleasure. I've wanted to make some for years, but I think this blog hop was just the push I needed to actually do it.

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  7. These look great I will need some of these in Gunnedah in winter

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    1. Perfect for eating hot bowl food in front of the fire.

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  8. They look lovely. We tend to use big mugs for soup so maybe I need to make some mug wraps lol. I like the idea of wraps for bowls of icecream.

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  9. Pretty and practical....I use mine all the time.

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    1. Thanks Karen. They've been in constant rotation since I made them last week. All of a sudden, everyone wants their food in bowls.

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  10. Your bowl cozies are as lovely as they are practical! Great idea.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. They've certainly been a hit around here :)

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  11. I love your bowl cozies! I have been intending to make them for a long time too. Guess I'd better get after them (after I finish 3 or 4 other things on my list...). Thanks for sharing and giving me incentive to get some done!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pleased to read this. I hope you get time to make some too. I need to sit down and make a couple more for my home too.

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  12. Love your bowl cozies! I have a set and use them a lot.

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    1. Thanks! They're very handy to have and I honestly don't know why I took so long before making them :)

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  13. I have always wanted to make a set and every time I take a hot bowl out of the microwave I always wish I had them. We are heading into warmer weather so soups and chili will be less...but your post and instructions inspire me to make some very soon. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. I'd had these on my 'wish list' for a long time and honestly don't know why it took me so long to make them. The kids have used them for ice-cream too :)

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  14. Great bowl cozies!! I love how they came out. I keep saying I'm going to try making one or two but never do. I just wonder if my wacky family would really use them. Do you find them in frequent demand in your house?

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    1. Thank you. Yes the kids use them a lot - especially as we've just had 2 weeks of school holidays. They were constantly getting bowls of cereal or making noodles and using them. I guess it'd depend on whether you eat your meals at the table or enjoy taking a bowl of something with you to sit elsewhere. Happy Sewing!

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  15. I love using the bowl cozies I’ve made. They are a great invention! Yours look so nice in fun prints and colors. They make a bowl meal taste even better don’t they.

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    1. Haha you are so right! I don't think the food would taste as good if the fabrics weren't pretty or happy. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. I've made a few of these, but none of mine were in such cute fabrics as you used. What a pretty way to serve up a hot bowl of soup! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Carol. These have been a surprising hit at my house and I really need to sit down and make some more.

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  17. I have only made 2 bowl cozies, but the pattern I used didn't have darts and the corner tips of the bowls were cut off, so it gave a slightly different shape. They are fun and useful to have for hot and cold foods too. I love the bright and cheerful fabric that you used. I am sure you will get a lot of use out of those.

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    1. Thanks Daryl. They really are useful to have ready to use. My kids especially love them. Have a great day :)

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  18. I love these bowl cozies. We have a big stack of them in my kitchen. A friend had me make a plate cozy for her mom, who microwaves all her dinners. After a little playing, I came up with something that worked well for her mom. They sky is the limit with these things, and who would have ever dreamed they would be so useful?

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    1. A plate cozy is a great idea! I need to try making one for my dad for when he reheats meals. Thanks for the idea :)

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  19. Bowl cozies are so useful and fun to make. I made them for gifts last Christmas! Yours are really pretty!

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    1. That's a fab idea to make them as gifts. I might need to add a few to my gift box. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. These are very pretty. Thanks for sharing today. I made some for us and for me they just became addictive to make. Everyone at christmas got some. LOL quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    1. They are quite quite addictive and great to make a few at once. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. How fun.....thanks for sharing, they are adorable !

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  22. Like a typical crafter, I never made or used these cozies until I received them as a gift. I love them for soups to ice cream. Simple to made but very practical and easy to wash.

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    1. Yes they're very practical and the kids love them. Plus they're big enough that they soak up small spills (which seem to be inevitable at my place). Thanks for stopping by :)

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  23. They look so great in different bright colors. Perfect for hot bowls. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. They’re really practical and the kids love to use them.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  24. What a beautiful set of Bowl Cozies for the Hop! Enjoy, Anorina!

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  25. I really need to make myself some of these. I really appreciate the tutorial. Several years ago I made them for every one I know. One quilty friend sent me 2 because she knew I don't usually make for myself. She sent them to us with matching bowls. Thanks for bringing them back for me to add to the to do list of 2021.

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    1. Oooh I like that for a gift idea - bowls with matching bowl cozies. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  26. These are fantastic! So cute and useful! I have seen them before, but I have not made any yet. I will have to give it a try.

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  27. Great project! I have this on my list of things to make, but haven't gotten there quite yet. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love bowl cozies and always mean to make them. Now we are a bit out of storage, but still on my list. I even bought the right batting - so this is a good reminder.

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    1. Yes sounds like me - I had meant to make them for a few years but never got around to it. This blog hop was the perfect opportunity :)

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  29. Those are great and so practical too.

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  30. I tried making these once before and wasn't very successful, really like how your's turned out so will try again, Thank You!!!

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  31. These look pretty simple to put together - I'll have give them a try! Thanks for the tut

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  32. Bowl cozies are perfect. I've made them but always gave them away. Time to do them for myself. Thanks.

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    1. Yes absolutely time to make some for yourself. We quilters seem to enjoy giving things away as much as we enjoy making them :)

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  33. I had started some of these nice bowls a year ago and lost directions for them. So glad you posted the instructions. Your material is really pretty.

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  34. Very cute. I like the fabrics.

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  35. Bowl cosy are fantastic, I use mine every time I cook my porridge 🥣 in the microwave.
    They also make great gifts....
    Pretty fabrics you used for yours...

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    1. With the cooler weather approaching, we're big porridge fans at our house. How do you like yours? I tend to go with sliced banana and a splash of maple syrup. YUM!

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  36. Hi, Anoria, so nice to meet you! These are wonderful! What a fun project - so useful and pretty! Thank you for sharing your tutorial, too.

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  37. Hi, when you make your "Cozies" to be used in the microwave be sure that all fabric, batting and thread are 100% cotton.

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  38. Thank you for the great tutorial. I need to make these for sure. Thank you for hopping with us. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Carla, and thanks for hosting such a fun blog hop. So many great kitchen project ideas.

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  39. Great bowl cozies! I made some several years ago and use them all the time!

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    1. They're really practical and I don't know why I didn't make them sooner. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  40. Just in time for the coming months... well done...xox

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    1. Thanks Cheryll. I need to make a few more as these have been hot property in my house.

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  41. 'Love your bowl cozies. Thank you for sharing the tutorial also.

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  42. Great bowl cozies. I have been gifted a couple and I use them almost daily. Your fabrics are awesome.

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    1. Thank you! I like bright and happy fabrics to make everything seem better.

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  43. I really like the idea of bowl cozies. I need to make some. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. Great job on your bowl cozies, Anorina!! Great minds think alike!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Brenda. These were such fun to make and have been in use by my kids since I made them :)

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  45. I love bowl cozies! Need to make a few more.... thanks for the inspiration! xx

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