In the effort of using less plastic wrap I’ve been making bowl covers. I only have one for myself (which has seen much use) but have been sewing them for Christmas. They are easy to make and very fun to use. Here’s how you do it.
YOU WILL NEED:
A circular or rectangular object to guide your cutting
The thread for sewing
Using a circular or rectangular object as guide cut a circle or rectangle from the PUL and cotton.
If you do a rectangle (ex. for oblong platters, 9*13, or bread pans) make the corners rounded. If you are doing it for a specific dish appr. 3 inches wider on all sides is a good rule to follow.
Sew the fabrics right side together (that would be the shiny side for the PUL) with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave room to turn! Turn right sides out and sew using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Make sure you do not ‘catch’ the turning hole.
You then have a casing for the elastic. See my lovely elastic that I savaged from a fitted sheet. (The fitted sheet became something else useful)
Thread the elastic through the casing. Since I didn’t have a lot of extra elastic I made sure to safety pin one side to the fabric. I didn’t want it to follow into the casing.
Sew the elastic ends together. Lastly sew the turning hole shut.
This will cover bowls/plates of various sizes.
Now, this is great for covering bowls for transportation, but not so great for storage. Use your best judgment. I’ve had it store somethings beautifully but, I also learned it’s limits when I put a tray of cheeseball and crackers in the fridge with one of these covering it. The fat in the cheese picked up much funk and the crackers got very stale.