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Oak-Leaf Bowl

Susie Essman chats with Martha about her new animated movie, "Bolt," and shows you how to transform flat pieces of felt into oak-leaf bowls.

Source: Martha Stewart Living


  • Card stock

  • Scissors

  • Wool tweed

  • Fusible webbing

  • Felt

  • Iron

  • Disappearing-ink pen

  • Sewing machine


  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.

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