My daughter likes these little microwave soup bowl holders that are all over Pinterest. There wasn't time to make some for her Christmas, but January is a good soup month. This was also a super way to use some of those 10" precuts that I keep collecting.
I was having fun, so when the bowls were finished, I made a bread basket to match, and gave it button-on handles that can be placed up or down. Then I added a reversible napkin for the bread basket. Playing with my favorite toys is always fun.
I haven't made a pattern for the bread basket, because it isn't all that impressive, but I will be playing with more basket ideas in the future.
I did make an actual pattern for the soup bowl holders, though. The idea of drawing lines from corner to corner and side to side on each 10 inch square seemed a bit much. A pattern shortened the process considerably, and the measuring was finished when the pattern was done.
Make a pattern for 10" fabric squares.
1. Cut a 5" x 10" rectangle from your paper. Draw a dotted down the center to make two 5" x 5" squares.
2. Measure 2 1/2" down from the top on the dotted line. Make a dot.
3. At the very top of the dotted line, measure 1" to either side of the line and make dots.
4. Make dots 1" up from the bottom on each side edge of the paper.
5. Make dots 2 1/2" in from each bottom side edge of the paper.
6. Connect the dots. These are the stitching lines for the darts.
Cut and sew the bowl holders:
3. Mark the dots for the inside corners on the batting with a fabric marker or ball point pen.
7. Turn, stitch the opening closed, and press.