- Step One - Place one piece of fabric on top of the batting and sew an X from one corner to the other. You can use a decorative stitch, a straight stitch or a zig-zag. Repeat this with the second piece of fabric and batting.
- Step 3 - Now you need to sew up the darts. Fold the fabric and line it up edge to edge. Make sure the inside cotton fabric is laying completely flat and there are no puckers in it. Sew a dart, make sure you back-stitch. Sewing a dart is easy. Start from edge of the fabric 1/4 inch above where the opening is. Back-stitch a few stitches and then start sewing on an angle catching all the fabric top and bottom. Voila - you have sewn a dart. Once you have sewn all 4 of the darts open up your project and make sure you didn't miss any cotton fabric on the inside. If you did re-sew the dart by taking a bigger pass - thus grabbing more of the inside fabric. If you missed laying the fabric flat and now have a pucker or fold in the cotton take out the stitches of the dart using what us sewers like to refer to as Jack The Ripper - a seam ripper and re-sew it.
- Step 4 - Place one set of fabric on top of the other right sides together and start lining everything up on the edges.
- Step 5 - Once you have the edges all lined up Pin around the circumference. Match the darts up. I like to use different colored pins in this step to remind me where not to sew. Leave an opening so you will be able to turn your project right side out. I find it's easiest to leave the opening just past the dart and not all the way to the corner. If you leave the opening where the dart is sometimes you pull the dart stitches out when you go to turn you bowl the right side out.
- Step 6 - Sew your bowl all the way around. Leaving an opening to turn the bowl. If you sew over the dart in this step it won't rip out in the next step.
- Step 7 - You're doing great! It's time to turn your bowl right side out. Just like a sock start pushing fabric from a corner thru the opening. Because this is such a bulky project it doesn't work that great to start on the opposite corner so pick a closer one and it will turn easier for you. Once you have it turned, use one of the included chop sticks to push the edges out. Especially the corners.
- Step 8 - Now we need to get this ready to iron. So fold in the opening and use your fingers to make a crease in the fabric so it stays.
- Step 9 - Holy Moly you are sew close!!! Iron all around the edges, use some steam if you need too and get that fabric to flatten down.
- Step 10 - Sew slow on this step as there is a lot of material for your machine to stitch thru. Now sew all around the edge one more time. This is called a top-stitch. I recommend just straight stitch for this step as it gives the bowl a really professional look. And you want that opening to be stitched with no chance of an edge being missed or folding up as you sew.
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