Nesting Fabric Bowls Pattern

by Nova on March 30, 2012

Firstly, a huge heartfelt thanks to my lovely friends & my mum for helping get this one out there! My mum &  my sweet friend (blogless) Kellie did a tremendous job yet again proof reading & de-waffling my instructions. 3 wonderful, clever & crafty bloggers rose to the occasion and have given the pattern a good workout these past couple of weeks, big thanks to Leila, Tracy & Jeni x you girls are the best xxx


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My Nesting Fabric Bowls pattern includes details & instructions to make a set of 6 nesting bowls.  The bowls measure 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″ & 9″ and all sit comfortably inside each other for storage, or let them loose around the house to hold all sorts of goodies!

Inside the pattern are lots of idea for customising your bowls by adding a feature panel, handles, pockets & straight edges PLUS the simple to use formula to make your own size.

I love a good storage solution and these fabrics bowls are ideal for lots of storage jobs around the home including fabric storage of course Make a coordinating set for some storage in your bedroom or lounge, whip up some small ones for little trinkets & treasures on the dressing table or bedside table, or a larger size with handles for the playroom. Use one for a rubbish bin on the cutting table or a small one as a thread catcher for your travel sewing kit, wow your guests at dinner with a fancy homemade bread basket, gift some homemade goodies in one or make some boxy ones for toy storage. The possibilities are endless.

Make a full set, a set of 3, 4 the same size, just the one or use the formula to make some bowls  the exact size you need. Hurrah!

Aimed at beginners & beyond, it’s a small project that you can really put your stamp on.

For beginners it’s a fun little project that you can experiment & play with as your skills and confidence grows, it’s also a great project to  practice your quilting on without the overwhelming size of a larger quilting project.

For confident sewists, the maths has all been done for you so you can just  play play play!

This downloadable PDF pattern includes ::

  • Step by step instructions with colour photos to make a full set of nesting fabric bowls.
  • Ideas, tips and instructions to customise with a feature panel, handles, pockets & straight edges.
  • A handy formula so you  make a custom size bowl.


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make boxes!

add a handle..

or two!

& pockets – let’s not forget pockets!

you can even hang ‘em up!

… but most important of all, have fun with them & play & make them yours :)


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This is a 35 page PDF pattern which includes step by step instructions with colour photos.

Purchase of this pattern also gives the purchaser permission to sell items made using this pattern on a small, home based scale.  Credit must be given please – full details of license to sell are included in the pattern.

Payment is via PayPal only, If you don’t have a  PayPal account don’t worry,  you can pay with credit and debit cards via PayPal.

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If you make some fabric bowls, I’d love a peek! Please do share your pics in my flickr group!

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