- 1 foundation pieced block or quilt block 8″ or smaller
- 1 ~ 9 1/2″ square Insul-Fleece or Insul-Brite insulated batting
- 1 ~ 9 1/2″ square batting
- 1 ~ 9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ piece batting
- 1 ~ 9 1/2″ square Print fabric for the back of the potholder
- 2~ 9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ pieces print fabric for Pocket
- 30″ – 1/2″ wide double fold Bias Binding ~or~ 1/2 yard fabric to make your own (this includes the top of pocket binding and the hanging loop)
- 6″ – 1/2″ wide double fold Bias Binding ~or~ 6″ length 3/8″ to 1/2″ wide ribbon for hanging the loop
- 9″ – 1/2″ wide double fold Bias Binding for top of pocket
- 9″ length of Decorative Trim, at least 3/8″ wide – Ric Rac, Lace, etc.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Matching Thread
- 1″ bias tape maker if making your own binding (optional)
- Walking Foot (optional)
A fun take on the traditional potholder, this potholder is circular and has cute decorative trim on the pocket. It can also be used as trivet or mug rug or to hang in your kitchen to add a bit of cheer : ) It is finished with bias binding trim.
Find the paper pieced Apron and Mixing Bowls which adorn the front of the potholders in my Craftsy Pattern Shop.
The tutorial is on my blog here:
This sewing pattern shows you how to upcycle or recycle an old sweater into a adorable water bottle cozy.
Material: Old Sweater, Felt, Sewing Machine, Embroidery Thread, Needle
Make it: Cut a 7” piece from one of the sleeves on your sweater. This will fir most plastic water bottles, however depending on the size of your bottle, you might have to adjust that measurement.This is going to be the cozy for your water bottle, so be sure to have a sweater with large enough arms. (A child’s sweater might not work.)
You will need:
• Oddments Or Gingham Cotton Fabric
• Matching Thread
• Satin Flowers
• Dried Lavender Heads
How to do it:
Cut out two oblong pieces of fabric approx 18cm/7in long x 12cm/5in wide. This includes a 1cm/ 1/4in minimum seam allowance. With right sides of the fabric facing, pin and then and hand-sew in backstitch, or machine stitch around two long sides and one short side.
Turn the bag inside out and push a blunt pencil or similar instrument into the corners to shape them into right angles. Make a neat hem of the top opening by folding the fabric under twice and hemstitch or blindstitch around. Iron the bag. Carefully pour the dried lavender inside the bag until two thirds full. Do not overfill. Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 30cm/11.5in long and tie it securely around the bag in a knot or bow.
You can harvest your own lavender by cutting the flowering heads, tying the ends together and hanging them upside down. Put a paper bag or cloth around the heads to catch the flowers. When they are dry strip the stems with your fingers, over a bowl. Dried lavender heads are readily available through the internet.
Choose different-coloured trimming for each family member
Enlarge template to approx 13cm high. Cut two egg-cosy pieces each from plain fabric, polyester wadding and printed fabric.
Trace heart on to Bondaweb. Iron on to reverse of printed fabric and cut out. Iron heart on to one egg-cosy piece and zigzag stitch in place.
Cut a 3.5cm x 8cm strip from printed fabric for loop. Press under 5mm along both long edges, fold in half lengthwise and stitch. Fold to form loop. Tack to top of one egg cosy.
Tack wadding to wrong side of egg-cosy pieces. With right sides facing, stitch egg cosies together, taking 1cm seam allowances. Repeat for lining, leaving gap for turning through. With right sides facing, stitch lining to egg cosy around lower edge. Turn right side out. Sew up gap in lining and tuck inside egg cosy.
Feature: Kirsty Robertson. Photo: Richard Burns. Illustrations: Terry Evans
Even the tiniest scraps of fabric can be used to make a useful gift
Cut out one 12cm square of fabric for the base and four 7cm squares for the top (includes 1cm seam allowances). Stitch two small squares together. Press seam allowances open. Repeat for remaining squares. Stitch the two strips together, then press seam allowances open. Stitch to base, right sides together, leaving a gap for turning through. Trim seams to 5mm, turn through to right side and press. Fill with polyester toy stuffing and sew up gap in stitching. Sew a button right through centre of pincushion, pulling thread tight to indent centre.
Use oddments of lovely fabrics to make these simple heart key rings.
Enlarge template to about 9.5cm high. Cut out two heart shapes from linen. Cut an 8cm length of velvet ribbon and thread through a keyring. Place heart shapes right sides together and sandwich the ends of the velvet ribbon between the hearts, pin in place.
Stitch all around outer edge, taking 1cm seam allowance and leaving gap in side for turning through. Trim, turn right sides out, press and fill with polyester toy filling. Sew up gap in stitching. Tie the velvet ribbon in a bow and stitch to centre of heart. Sew a heart-shaped button on to the plain fabric heart.
HOW TO MAKE A REPURPOSED SCARF TOP – SEWING TUTORIAL – YouTube.