Take it along to your favorite hostess along with some goodies baked with love this weekend, or pick out fabric to match your own kitchen and treat yourself to a summery burst of color. Let's get started!
Match right sides and use a 1/4" seam allowance for all sewing unless otherwise noted.
- rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler
- 18" wide solid and print fabric scraps
(we chose 2 solids and 5 prints)
- 1/4 yard backing fabric
- clear nylon thread
- 3/8" wide ribbon
- 1-1/8" diameter button
For the front of the potholder, use the rotary cutter to cut an 18"-long strip from each fabric scrap, making each strip narrower on one end, but at least 1-1/2" wide (Fig. 1).
Match the long edges and sew the strips together, alternating the wide and narrow ends. It'll look a little like a crazy quilt. When all pieces are sewn together, press all the seams in one direction so it's nice and flat.
Cut an 8-1/2" square from the pieced strips. (We cut ours on the diagonal.) Cut a same-size piece from your backing fabric and a slightly smaller 8" square from batting.
Center and pin the batting on the wrong side of the potholder front. Zigzag the front to the batting along the seams using nylon thread.
Leaving an opening for turning, sew the front and back together. Remember, right sides together! Trim the corners, turn right side out and press. Sew the opening closed.
Fold a 7" ribbon length in half. Sew the button and ribbon ends to one corner as shown and it's DONE!
Find this craft in our booklet Sew Simple, co-published with our friends at Leisure Arts. Comes complete with instructions and diagrams for all 20 projects inside!
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