My first tutorial will be the bowl cozy's I make and sell on Etsy but I would love to share with anybody who can sew.
First off, since these go into the microwave, you must use 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread. The batting will state that it is 100% cotton and """microwave safe"""", do not use a product that has a poly scrim in the product. I usually use two different coordinating fabrics, just for fun. And always wash your fabric before using it.
Once you have all your supplies you can start cutting out your first cozy. I like a big cozy, I like to heat up lots in one bowl and a smaller cozy would not fit my bowls anyhow. Besides, you can put a smaller bowl in a larger cozy but not the other way around.
out of two fabrics - cut out a 12" square
out of batting - cut two 11.5" squares
thats all, now you can sew!!!
Center one batting onto the back side of each fabric piece. Stitch with matching thread from corner to corner on each piece to hold the batting in place. Remember to use cotton thread!!!
See it makes an X
I use my scissors to push out the fabric if I need to.
It will look like this when all 4 darts are finished.
Trim batting close to seam so less bulk is in the corners.
Turn and push out corners.
I'll smooth out the batting to the seams so it is not all bunched up inside. Now, you can pin the edges down, or as I do, just top stitch the edge.