The coziness of soft fabric + a geometric edge makes in which felt bowl a unique vessel to hold your keys, coins, sewing bits, or even potpourri. In which tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a template along with the bowl itself – the idea’s fun! Stiffened felt gives a bowl a sturdy shape, along with the template lets you make as many as you want.
- 1 piece of felt, A4 or US letter size
(NB: Use thicker felt, preferably 3mm, or stiffened felt to get a better shape to the bowl.)
- Two pieces of cardstock, both cut to 8″ x 8″
- Straight-edge ruler, pencil along with fine-tip permanent marker
- Sharp scissors
- Fabric glue
producing an octagon
For the bowl template, you will need to create an octagon shape. With two pieces of square paper, you can make an exact octagon without having to use a protractor.
- Draw a cross on one piece of square paper, by marking the midpoints on each side along with connecting them. Draw an X on the various other piece by connecting the corners. Poke a hole through the intersections on both pieces.
- Stack the two pieces of paper, producing sure the ‘cross’ one is usually on top. Line up the two center holes along with hold them in place which has a pencil. Spin the top piece producing sure in which its pencil lines match the piece underneath.
- Trace the edges of the top piece, where they overlap the bottom piece. Cut away the corners along with you have an octagon!
Finishing off the template
- Flip the octagon over, along with draw lines connecting each corner to the one directly opposite.
- On each line, make a mark 1.5″ in by the edge. Poke a hole through each mark.
in which’s the idea – the bowl template is usually ready to go!
Cutting the felt
Trace the template onto the felt, including each of the dot holes. Once you’ve cut out the felt piece, cut inwards by each corner to the marked dots.
(By using these dots inside the template, rather than cutting along with tracing the inward cuts, in which ensures in which you won’t get marker edges on the bowl.)
Assembling the bowl.
Finally, the bowl comes together! Apply a bead to one side of one of the cuts, along with then bring in which flap around the back until the top edges line up (in which should create just over an inch of overlap). Pinch the glued edge for a few seconds, until the fabric glue takes hold.
Glue the insides of these overlapped edges, for even more stability, along with your bowl is usually ready to use!
My felt bowl went onto my bookcase mantel, which I use for displaying collectibles. the idea’s a cute piece for storing aromatic herbs in which came fresh by the garden. Sage, rosemary, mint, eucalyptus – the idea adjustments depending on the season. Right today I have a fresh crop of lavender, although dried lavender could also work nicely.
These bowls could look cute in sets; you could try producing several colors, or make 3-5 templates along with create a set of nesting bowls in different sizes. If you’re looking for a quick craft in which could be used for a gift, in which felt bowl might be the go!