How To Make Pot Holders Using Scraps of
Fabric and Worn Towels*
Making potholders is not only easy but fun. If you have old
towels that are worn on the edges but still have plenty of integrity in the center, they will work perfectly for
this project. You wil also be able to use some of the small remnant pieces of fabric you
going to show yow two different ways of constructing the pot holders.
- 2 8X8 inch squares of towel
- 2 8X8 inch squares of
remnant pieces of fabric
- Wide bias tape (opitional)
Pot Holder #1
Sandwich the towels in
between the 2 pieces of fabric. Have the fabric pieces so that they are both right side out. Pin everything in
Next, stitch "quilt lines" across the
potholder--parallel to each other--about half to 1 inch apart depending on what you want.
You can sew these straight across or on a
diagonal to create a different look.
To keep the fabric from moving or
bunching, start the stitches in the middle and work your way out.
Stitch additional lines perpendicular to
the first set.
With the bias tape, create a loop and sew
it into one of the corners.
Now sew the bias tape all around the pot
holder to create a clean edge.
Pot Holder #2
Place the fabric right sides
together. Put the 2 towel pieces on the wrong side of one of the fabric pieces.
Stitch around the pot holder leaving a small opening to turn
it right side out.
After turning the pot holder, hand stitch
the opening with a simple slip stitch.
Iron the pot holder flat to make the
quilting a little bit easier. Next, make your quilt lines.
Sew a loop of either matching fabric or a
piece of bias tape onto one of the corners.
If you want to get creative, you don't
have to make straight quilt lines. You can create different type of quiliting such as stitching around a
flower in the fabric, or any other style you like. It's all up to you.
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