Fabric Bowls

1. ​Cut Fabric

Cut your fabric into pieces about 1” in width and anywhere from 4” – 8” in length. It is ok if the fabric is too long, you can always cut it down to size later. 

2. Modge Podge

Make Modge Podge in a bowl. 

3. Soak Fabric

Place some fabric scraps into that bowl, and move onto step 4 

Supplies:

Modge Podge

Fabric Strips

Bowl to use as mold

Saran Wrap

Vaseline

4. The Mold

Select your fabric mache mold. 

Smear a thin layer of Vaseline on the outside of bowl, and then cover with saran wrap. Try to not create alot of bumps with the saran wrap.

 

Convering in Vaseline, and Saran wrap is to help your new bowl come off of the form with ease later. 

5. Building of a bowl

Place fabric strips print face down on the outside of the bowl. By placing the fabric print side down, you are ensuring that you will see the pattern on the inside of your new bowl.

 

Tips:

-  Crossing your center point several times will help with strength

-  Make sure there are no holes in this layer of fabric

-  Smooth out any bumps to the best of your ability

6. More Building

Now, cover your whole bowl with a layer of fabric facing outwards. This is now the outside of your bowl. In total, you should have about 2-3 pieces of fabric covering your whole bowl. 

 

Step 7 Let Dry, this may take several days. Step 8: ENJOY! If you want a smooth edge, on your bowl, simply cut the top of your bowl with a pair scissors. It is helpful to draw a line round the top, so you know you are cutting the bowl evenly. 

7. Dry Dry Dry

Step 7 Let Dry, this may take several days. Once Dry, remove the bowl from the mold.

8. Enjoy!

Tip: If you want a smooth edge, on your bowl, simply cut the top of your bowl with a pair scissors. It is helpful to draw a line round the top, so you know you are cutting the bowl evenly.