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PoP CoRn bowl

Added Dec 29, 2010

by littlemisssew

Orimattila, Finland






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^^

Material Notes

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.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Geek, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Velvet

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    Jan 3, 2011, 07.56 AMby klawbie

    This is so cool! I’m going to try it :)

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    Jan 1, 2011, 06.58 PMby ccsinspirations

    Thanks ever so much for adding your instructions and pattern, should make for a faster project!!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 05.18 AMby cantare

    Love it!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 12.33 AMby gaviccaabri

    You are so creative and thoughtful too :)

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.43 PMby lienepien

    Very inventive! Looks wonderful! I think everybody love to eat popcorn out of a bowl like yours!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.28 PMby ccsinspirations

    Wow! You are the best! I would love to see your pattern photo! I am good with a machine, just have a bad habit of starting too many projects at once! Hahah. I just posted a link to your project on my blog, I am new to blogland so not sure how many hits it will get. I did add lots of tags though so it should pop up on a good number of searches!

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      Dec 29, 2010, 07.32 PMby littlemisssew

      no problem!
      I will take pic’s of it tommorow,since it is already 21:31 here^^
      And I’ll add it as instructions here^^

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.16 PMby ccsinspirations

    Oh my gosh! This is absolutely brilliant! My son would adore this, he loves popcorn and to have his own “bowl” would be the tops! Thanks ever so much for the inspiration, now if I could catch up on my unfinished projects I could make this for his birthday in February!!

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    • Alterknits-dress-form_large

      Dec 29, 2010, 07.19 PMby littlemisssew

      I’m glad someone else can make it as a present!
      If you need any help with the pattern for the actual box,let me know and I’ll put my newspaper made pattern photo so it’s easier and faster for you.
      It’s actually quite quick thing to make if you’re good with a sewing machine^^

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