Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fabric Trinket Bowl Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm going to share with you how to make this cute fabric trinket bowl.

Here are the supplies you'll need:
  • Fabric and matching/coordinating thread
  • Small round plate or bowl (or a circle measuring 6.75 inches in diameter)
  • Smaller round plate or bowl (or a circle measuring 3.5 inches in diameter)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Pen/Pencil/Fabric Marker
Step 1- Cut:
  • Trace the small plate or bowl on the wrong side of your fabric and cut it out.
  • Repeat, so that you have two circles the same size.

Step 2- Pin and Sew:
  • Pin the two pieces of fabric right-sides together. While pining, mark a three-inch gap (see the two blue pins below).

  • Sew around the edges a half-inch from the outer edge (see yellow-dotted line in picture below), leaving a three-inch gap.

  • Then cut notches slightly above the sewn line. Don't cut the notches too deep!
  • Then turn the fabric inside-out. 
  • Top stitch the gap close and continue to top stitch along the entire border.
Step 3- Trace and Sew:
  • Place the smaller plate or bowl in the center of your sewn circle.

  • Trace around the smaller plate or bowl and then stitch along the smaller circle. 

Step 4- Make your marks:
  • Make eight equally spaced lines from the inner circle to the outer circle. See the red lines in the figure below. 
  • Then draw two lines forming a V-shape radiating from where the red line meets the inner circle, for each of the eight lines. See the blue-dotted lines in the figure below.

Step 5- Pinch and sew:
  • Pinch each set of the two blue-dotted lines together and sew along the blue-dotted line.

  • Repeat this for each set of blue-dotted lines.
  • Once you're done with all eight sides, open and shape the bowl.

Now you're done! Use to hold your trinkets or fill with candy and give it to your friends.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Best wishes,



  1. This turned out really cute! I'm new to sewing, however I think I will try making one!

  2. Cute and easy to do. The one I made needed some firmness on the bottom so I am adding some stablizer and quilting the bottom. Thank you for the pattern.


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