The thicker the tweed, the better the bowl will hold its shape. To make bowls in a variety of sizes (ours are 5 to 14 inches long), reduce or enlarge the template. The bowls can be spot-cleaned as needed.
1. Download the oak-leaf bowl template, resizing as desired, and print onto card stock. Cut out template.
2. Cut 3 equal rectangles large enough to accommodate template: 1 from wool tweed, 1 from fusible webbing, and 1 from felt. Stack layers, with webbing in middle. Iron, following webbing manufacturer's instructions.
3. Lay template on felt side of fused fabric; trace with a disappearing-ink pen. Cut out leaf.
4. Using a sewing machine, create darts by sewing closed each of the 5 V-shaped notches, using a zigzag stitch and working from inside of notch to edge of leaf (do not overlap fabric; instead, align edges and stitch). Trim any threads or frayed edges.