Make Several for Your Kitchen and Extras to Give as Gifts!
If you often heat things in your microwave, then you know how hot bowls can get in a very short period of time. You risk singeing your fingers, and worse, spilling hot contents when a bowl turns out to be hotter than you first thought.
Bowl potholder cozies solve the problem, and beautifully.
These bowl-shaped hot pads are meant to go right in the microwave, with your bowl nestled inside.
Just keep in mind that these are meant for quick warming, NOT long-term cooking. Plus, be sure your cozies are made from 100% cotton everything – thread, fabric and batting (without scrim or glue). Polyester is likely to melt and can cause a fire (as can cotton cozies that are heated for too long).
Not only do cozies make it safer to remove hot bowls from the microwave, but they can also be used as hot pads on the table.
We have two bowl potholder cozie designs to share with you.
The first is a free tutorial from Karen of Syzygy of Me writing for 2 Little Hooligans. We like this pattern because you can size the cozy to fit a particular bowl.
That means you can make cozies for even your largest bowls. Plus, the instructions are simple and straightforward.
The second design is from A Quilted Passion. There is a small fee for the patterns but it’s worth the price for the simplified construction and excellent instructions.
The first pattern is for a regular size cozy that has an opening of 7.5″ and a bottom square of 4″ (top row in the photo above).
The second pattern is for cozies in two larger sizes (shown in the bottom row in the photo above and in the photo below). All of the sizes work with both round and square bowls.
Instructions are included in this pattern for cozies in these sizes:
- Medium Size – Opening 9.5″, bottom 5″ square
- Large Size – Opening 11″, bottom 8″ square
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