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From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 10-28-2006, 04:20 PM (1 of 4)
Would like to try my hand at making those fabric bowls maybe for Christmas. Any one have good directions on how to do that? :throw:
User: sewhappyrtr
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Patty22
Date: 10-28-2006, 04:33 PM (2 of 4),1789,HGTV_3302_2758344,00.html

This was an episode from Simply Quilts and they looked quite easy. Also, after making one, you can always adapt the size and design to suit your needs.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-28-2006, 05:52 PM (3 of 4)
If you don't have an embroidery machine (they have patterns ALL over the web for bowls and boxes) you can always go to Michaels or JoAnn's, get a premade box and embellish that. With fabric, paper, whatever.
(I made a heart shapped box for my sister a few yrs ago, pre-made paper box, heart shapped, I used some of those beautiful papers you can buy now, decoupaged the papers in a mosiac design, got some pre-cut wooden hearts in different sizes, painted them red, put them in an arch on one side, big to small, glued red velvet inside for the lining. She keeps it on display in her home, people think it's ceramic...I also did a round one for her, with leaves this time. (they have 'skeleton leaves' in packages. I got green and purple, made a flower degsign on the top and a 'ring' around the side, finished with 'satin' on the inside this time...)

With all the new papers, boxes, (wood and paper) it's easy to make something really spectacular...(beads, leaves, silk flowers, etc...)

User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Bama
Date: 10-31-2006, 09:33 PM (4 of 4)
I watched that episode of Simply Quilts and went straight to the sewing room and made a Halloween bowl. It was easy and very fast to make. I love that it's reversible. I'm planning to make some Christmas bowls to fill with candy and give for small gifts.:up:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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