Basic Sewing: Microwavable Bowl Holders
Bring that coffee shop conversation and your coffee friends – to RE:Create and see what happens when you explore creativity together.
In this session, Elizabeth Freer instructs us on sewing fabric bowl holders that are to be used in microwaves. This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Sign-ups are requested to make sure we have enough materials.
No previous sewing experience required, but those with machine sewing experience are also welcome! Using simple sewing methods (straight stitching, turning corners, basic assembly, and topstitching), we’ll work step by step to make a microwave-safe bowl holder out of 100% cotton materials (fabric, thread, and batting).
These are not only very simple to make, these reversible bowl-shaped pot-holders are useful for heating up bowls of soup this winter. Come join us and make your very own soup bowl holder.
If you have cotton fabric that you love (it must be 100% cotton to be microwaveable), then feel free to bring it with you, otherwise, donated materials will be available. If you have a sewing/fabric marking pen (disappearing or Mark-B-Gone) or fabric pencil, please bring it along. If you are more comfortable hand-sewing, that is also an option, but may take longer to complete.
We’ll take turns sewing on the two machines in RE:Create, have some coffee or tea, and enjoy the morning together.
The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.
Sign-up is preferred
Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number.
About the Instructor
Elizabeth Freer, a constant crafter, and dabbler in many art forms is currently managing ArtCentral for The Matthews Opera House. After moving to Spearfish in 2016 from San Francisco, she started her project management and creative consulting business (Dialogue, LLC).
Her hands have been busy creating since she was quite young. In elementary school, she started working in ceramics; studied sewing in middle and early high school; watercolors, painting, batik and photography in high school while she also experimented with fimo and jewelry making on the side; photography and drawing in undergrad; and now regularly works at her knitting while intermittently picking up some of her other favorite crafting hobbies (or debating which book to read). And, she is always looking for the next thing to try and create.
Currently, she’s enjoying getting to know the many and varied artists, crafters, and those who are creatively curious in and around Spearfish, and she looks forward to welcoming you to RE:Create.