Added Dec 29, 2010
I had to figure out a Christmas gift for friends who like to watch movies.
The first thing I thought of was a pop corn bowl.
After thinking and thinking about painting a vase,taping fabric,etc. it finally hit me.
A self standing fabric bowl.
For this I used very many different things.
I made my own fabric pattern using my old too small stretch jeans skirt and a plain white sheet fabric.
The inside is made from the plastic table cloths that granny’s usually use.
The pop corn and the personal initials were made from felt.
And the red lining and the bottom from red felt.
First I created the inside box,the entire support for the bowl.
After I sewn it through and made sure all was in place,I created my wanted pattern.
I measured the outside,cut it clean and attached the red velvet and sewn it through straight on the box.
Then i sewn in the pre-made felt sign.
I made sure all was in place then triple folded the bottom and attached the red velvet to the bottom once again,creating an even bottom to hold the form.
I decided to leave the insides as is,without inner lining because of the plastic so that no grease from the pop corn can hit the fabric.
It was quite a brilliant decision in the end,to use the tablecloth.
Once I was done I washed it in the washing machine on 40° and made sure all was still intacted.
I attached the initials with the safety pin and all in all,it was done and looked marvellously^^
The only problem was in the velvet that took all the dust from other things in the washing machine,but there is an easy solution to it.
Even if you have no fabric cleaner brushes you can always use some ducktape that you just kind of tap on the fabric and it removes all the gunk.
For any question feel free to comment,I’ll be happy to reply^^
I used the plastic table cloth for the purpose of the box staying up.
You can also use very firm fabrics or felt.
Also,if you decide to make the inner lining too you should make sure it’s different then the outside one so it’s sturdier.
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