How to Sew a Fabric Candy Bowl

I love having small seasonal projects that can easily be swapped out, and this one has the bonus of being able to hold candy! This oh-so-easy bowl is so fun to make that you will create one for every holiday and all your friends!

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The trick that makes this project come together so quickly is that it is constructed flat, then made dimensional with a ribbon to gather up the sides.

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Supplies to Make a Fabric Candy Bowl

Steps to Make a Fabric Candy Bowl

Layer the two fabrics, right sides together on top of the batting square.

Thread the machine, top and bobbin, with Isacord.

Attach the Reverse Pattern Foot #1C. Using sewing thread and a ½” seam allowance, sew all the way around the outside of the square, leaving a 5” opening on one side. Don’t forget to backstitch!


Clip the corners.


Turn right sides out, using the OESD Point and Press tool to push out the corners.


Press well, tucking the seam allowance in carefully at the opening.


Attach the Edgestitch Foot #10C.


Set needle position to -3.


Align the fabric edge to the left side of the foot blade. Select the triple stitch, and edgestitch all the way around the square. Use the automatic thread cutter when complete!


Attach Button Sew-on Foot #18.


Using the Button Sew-on Program, sew a button on each corner of the square. (This button is purely decorative.) For more information on how to use the Button Sew-on Foot, take a look at Megann Freese’s blog post on buttons and buttonholes from her Garment Sew Along Part 9 blog.


Measure 5” from each point and mark.


Fold at marks and press well.


Measure ¾” from each folded edge and mark a line.


Attach Edgestitch Foot #10C. Select the triple stitch and set the needle position back to center.

Stitch along the marked lines, forming a casing.


Attach a pin or bodkin to your ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the casing and cinch up the bowl.

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Tie a bow and trim the ribbon ends as desired.

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