This was an attempt at doing away with plastic cling wrap. I actually saw a version of these from Quitokeeto, the shop run by Heidi Swanson of 101cookbooks.com.
I didn’t want to pay for them, as my sewing skills are passable, and linen is easy to come by. In fact, I already had linen in my closet waiting to be used.
I used my largest Pyrex bowl as a guide to draw a circle on the linen, making sure I measured 2 inches wider around the entire circumference. Cut 2.
Sew pieces together near the edge with wrong sides facing, leaving ample space for elastic, as well as turning out. I don’t think linen has a wrong side.
Turn outside out. Sew the elastic encasing about 1/2 inch from edge. Use a safety pin to weave 1/4 inch elastic into the encasing through the gap. Cut and sew elastic ends together.
Turn in raw edges at opening, then sew shut.
The green bowl pictured is a medium-sized bowl, and this linen can be used on a range of sizes.
I wanted it to not be thin, so that is why I doubled up on the cloth. I use this for proofing bread, covering up a salad in the refrigerator, traveling food items, and as a shower cap. Just kidding, but it looks just like one.
Peace and love,