Step One: Stitch out the bottom and sides of your bowl on water soluble stabilizer. I have used two layers of Badgemaster and Arc Rayon thread 40wt for both the top and bottom thread. Stitch either 4 sides or six sides of your choice. Choose the correct bottom and stitch the correct number of sections.
Step Two: Assemble Bottom: If your bottom is made up of more than one section, zig zag these together first. Then attach the sides to the bottom. Starting at one side of the bottom piece, and using a zig zag stitch on your machine, stitch around the edges of the bottom section, butting the bottom of the side pieces as you go. Before I started to do this, I marked off on the bottom piece where the side sections would go to make it easier. You will find the sides fit easily around the bottom.
Step Three: Stitch sides. Starting at the junction of the bottom and the side pieces and using a zig zag stitch, start sewing the two side pieces together. Just butt the sides next to each other slowly allowing them to meet all the way to the top of the bowl as you stitch. The first few sides will sew easily. Go very slow on the last one, letting the bowl curve around your needle. I would hold the sides together, stitch a small area, stop and again make sure the edges were butting and continue. When you have reached the top of the bowl, turn your work and stitch back over the seam ending at the bowl bottom. Repeat for all sides.
Step Four: Soak your bowl in water according to the instructions that came with your stabilizer. After soaking the recommended time, rinse the bowl thoroughly. Place on an absorbent surface, shape with fingers and allow to dry. Check often during the drying process as you may need to reshape the bowl a little- especially around the bottom seam. I started drying mine right side up and then inverted it over a big jar so I could *finger shape* the bottom more easily. Once it is dry, I gave it a good steaming, pointing the iron towards the bottom seam and moving around the circumference of the bowl. I then let it dry again.