For my bowl though, I used plastic canvas, some fabric (fat squares, less than $1 each, awesomeness) and some embroidery floss.
I cut out the template shapes...
And then I used the templates to cut the shapes out of the canvas.
I trimmed them up a little smaller so the fabric would work... you'll see. I cut out fabric to cover the canvas.
And then, I glued the fabric to the canvas. In hindsight, I would have glued a bit more in the center, for a reason you'll see in a minute.
Once I glued one side, I glued the other, folding it over so it would look all pretty. I held the second side of the fabric in place with paper clips.
Once that was done, I laid the pieces out to make sure they were all lined up. Doesn't it look like a pretty flower?
Once I knew the placement, I used the embroidery floss and stitched up the sides to the center. This was the part that gave me trouble... because I glued at the ends, I had to sew through the hot glue. If I had glued near the middle more, this part would have been a bit easier.
I left the ends untied and threaded them through after I gave them a good tightening.
And then it was done.
Oh, and it's reversible! Is that not awesome? I didn't take a picture of it reversed because I'm a silly-face. This whole project was less than $3! What do you think?