Tuesday, October 26, 2010

leaf bowls

In search of an inexpensive project to add a bit of personality to my Thanksgiving table this year, I came across a fabric leaf bowl on Martha Stewart's website that I thought would do just the trick.  How will this project be incorporated into the table setting?  You'll just have to wait and see...

If you're interested in trying this project out for yourself, you can find the instructions and leaf template here.

leaf pattern and fabric (felt, fusible webbing, and plaid fabric)

instead of taking my sewing machine out, I sewed the leaf by hand
finished "leaf bowl"
What do you think?   I love contrast and texture.  I can't wait to see how these (yes, I'll be making more than one) look on my Thanksgiving table amidst all of the dishes and other decor.  Keep an eye out for a detailed Thanksgiving post towards the end of next month.

Here's the breakdown of how much this project cost me:

Plaid fabric: left over scraps from another project - free
brown felt: $3.00 (and I bought way too much)
fusible webbing: $3.59
needle and thread: already had - free
total: $6.59
this made multiple bowls - and I still have enough materials to make at least 4 more!


  1. what's going into the leaf bowl?

  2. I am SO totally making one! How fun! I love it! :)