Food Covers

This week I’m going to be sharing some favorite projects and recipes from my first book, The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen. And the first project I’m sharing is perfect for this time of year when the bugs are beginning to become a bit of a nuisance.

Introducing: Food Covers.

The Farm Chicks

To begin, choose any lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric you like.

1. Spread the fabric wrong side up on your worktable. Invert your bowl on the fabric.

2. Measure out from the rim 1 1/2 inches and mark a circle all the way around the bowl. Remove the bowl and cut out the fabric circle.

3. If you wish, bind the edge of the circle with bias tape. (Bias tape is not necessary, it just gives the covers a more finished look). Then place the circle wrong side up in your sewing machine, with the edge under the presser foot. Lay a narrow piece of elastic on top of the edge and sew a few zigzag stitches over it. Stretch the elastic and continue to  zigzag it to the edge, adjust the elastic and your hands as needed until you’ve sewn all the way around.

Sources:

Fabric: JoAnn’s

Bowls: Gooseberry Patch

Image: John Granen, from my book: The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen. To purchase, click here.

P.S. If you already have a copy of the book, I’d love it if you could provide a review here.

The Farm Chicks

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