Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dish Cover Tutorial

I am constantly taking dishes to and from places.  Now I can do it in style and know that my cover wont fall off!!  This is for a bowl, but using the instructions you can easily make one for a square or rectangle dish.

What you need
-the desired dish to be covered
-2 different vinyl fabric - I had 2 half yard cuts.  I got 3 covers out of that.
-1/4 inch elastic

-Place your vinyl right sides together

-put dish on top of fabric and trace around about 2 inches away from sides.  This does not need to be exact.

-sew ON THE LINE.  leave a 2 inch opening for turning and threading elastic

-cut out 1/4 inch from sewn line

-Turn - this stinks cause the vinyl sticks to itself but just keep wiggling.

-Sew a line 1/2 inch from edge all the way around

-thread your elastic through with safety pins.

-place cover over your dish and pull elastics until it is tight against the sides. pin together so they don't shift

-sew elastics closed and tuck up in the cover
- sew the cover closed.

-make, take and celebrate!!!

I used 2 different vinyls so mine can be reversible.  Easy to wipe off to clean.  They can also go in a cold wash/no dryer.


ohiomom said...

I love this, thanks for posting. I will be making some of these for sure :)

Material Girls said...

I love these!! Nice job, now all I need to do is cook something and take somewhere and everyone will admire my cute bowl cover and ignore the fact I can't cook.

amylouwhosews said...

Such a great idea!!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Thanks for such a great tutorial! I've recently been asked to sell some small items (mug rugs, coffee cup koozies, etc.) at a craft fair table. Do you mind if I create and sell covers using this tutorial? I'm not a mass seller (nor do I have ambitions to be - actually this will be my first table) but I also don't want to take advantage of your genorisity in posting the tutorial.

If you are not comfortable, that's certainly understandable! :D

thanks, Beck