Reusable Bowl Covers From a Shower Curtain

Ever have a bowl that needs to be covered and it doesn’t have a lid… and of course you just ran out of aluminum or plastic wrap? No need to fear! You can make your own reusable covers! These bowl covers are made from a shower curtain and some elastic, and can be made to fit over any bowl or container! They can be washed and reused and can be made in a jiffy!
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SUPPLIES:
PEVA Shower Curtain *Be sure to get a PEVA curtain, because they are food safe!
-Scissors
-Thread
-Needle
-1/4″ Elastic
  • reusable bowl covers from a shower curtain, bathroom ideas, home decor, window treatments
STEP 1: Measure your bowl
Grab a bowl or container of yours that you want to make a cover for and mark an inch and a half all around the opening.
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STEP 2: Cut out the circle

Take some scissors and cut out the outline you have drawn around the container you just traced around.
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STEP 3: Line the edge with elastic
Take a piece of 1/4″ elastic and line the edge of your plastic circle you cut out in step 2 keeping it taut as you go along.
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STEP 4: Trim the edges
Cut away any excess elastic once you have wrapped the elastic the entire way around the circle.
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STEP 5: Sew on the elastic
Now it is time to sew the elastic to the edge of the plastic circle. Normally, I would use a sewing machine to whip through this really quickly, but I thought I would share a hand-sewing method so that anyone can join in, machine or no machine! First, start by cutting a long piece of thread and tying a knot on one end. Then once it has been fed through the elastic and plastic you will stitch a diagonal line.
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Once you have placed one diagonal stitch you will back track and feed the needle back through about 1/8″ behind the stitch you just made and then feed it diagonally once again.
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Repeat this stitch all the way around the elastic and circle cover.
***REMEMBER keep the elastic taut as you sew being sure to create a pucker with the plastic. If you don’t it will not cling to the opening of your container and will be useless.
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STEP 8: Tie off the thread
Once you reach the end of the circle tie the thread off in a knot and cut the excess elastic away from the cover.
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STEP 9: Cover your bowl
Now just cover up your container and you are good to go!
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This thing kind of looks like a shower cap. These are nice and flat for storage, and you can choose the design that is on your shower curtain to make them match whatever you wish!
  • reusable bowl covers from a shower curtain, bathroom ideas, home decor, window treatments
Look how great this little cover looks.
  • reusable bowl covers from a shower curtain, bathroom ideas, home decor, window treatments
You can see that this cover still has some slack so it could be used for a larger container if needed!

Materials I used for this project:

  • MDesign Pineapple PEVA Shower Curtain, MOLD & MILDEW Resistant – 72″ x 72″, Yellow/Teal   (Amazon)
  • 1/4″ Elastic   (Fabric Store)
  • Thread   (Fabric Store)