Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara – How to Sew a Round Bowl with Straight Lines Only from Rarebit Productions on Vimeo.

I’m very happy today to share the last of my book videos – how to sew round fabric bowls with straight lines only! I love this little project, it’s SO simple – you just start with a square of fabric, make a special little tuck on each corner, and voila! Instant bowl!

Thanks to Design Sponge for debuting this video yesterday!

Big thanks to Rarebit Productions for all they did (which was a lot) to make these vids, and to Molly White for creating the lovely music.

A very, very special thank you to our wonderful sponsor Coats & Clark for making these videos possible! Thanks, Coats!

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  • Catlyn

    I cant wait to try these!

  • Sharon White

    I am inspired! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks! This is a fun project to teach a young teen girl to sew, and we know they all have things to put in those little bowls, like hair ties, etc! Awesome idea!

  • Kathryn

    I just love following you on the blog and twitter. I bought your book after watching this video since those bowls look so cute and a straight line is about all I am capable of sewing-wise. I hate to be the spelling police, but I think fusible is misspelled in the list of what you need to make these. It says fuseable interfacing. Great video otherwise!

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  • Christeen

    My sewing machine story started when I was 11 years old. I was already coming up with my own purse patterns, pretty much a square with a triangle flap that folded over and a braided yarn strap!! :) So my mom got a sewing machine from my grandma that would be just for me. It was one of those old ones that was in a cabinet. When not in use, it could fold down inside and you’d never know it was a sewing machine! :) It wasn’t one of the REALLY old treadle ones, it was electric. But it was old enough to have metal bobbins. It worked great, and I used it for a few years before graduating to my mom’s old Singer when she got a fancy Pfaff machine. Happy memories…. :)

  • Lauraly

    These bowls are awesome. Brett, I simply love your sense of humor with Fifi. The bowls will work wonderfully for Christmas gifts full of homemade candy ! Thanks for the ideas. I can’t wait to get your book !

  • Diane

    Thank you, Brett, for sharing the pattern for these so-cute bowls — I want to start making them right away!

    Now I know what to put on my birthday wish list!

  • Kris Garst

    These look a lot like the Bavarian bread baskets I’ve made, but I’ve always given them seams to keep them squared off. I love the rounded look, and I’ll be giving it a try very soon!

  • Pam

    Hi Brett,
    The bowls are adorable. I think the idea of a straight line sewing is awesome. Your book will be great as a tool to teach new sewers. The fun quick projects will be so much fun for experienced sewers too.

    I’m going to place an order for one now. Congrats and continued success to you!!!!

  • Carol Anderson

    These are sooo fun! I will be sewwwing some of these. Thank you!

  • Indianna

    Thanks for the lovely video – I think the bowls a very clever – mmmm…. mum and christmas spring to mind. I will take a look in your book also.

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