Monday, August 1, 2011

More Potholders

I can finally show you the other three potholders/hot pads I made from old jean fabric.  These were made as gifts for friends and I didn’t present them until this last weekend. 
I tried to coordinate them with the tea pots that were also part of their gift.  They might be a little large for the pots but will protect the table from the heat of a pot full of hot water and they can be used as potholders too.
The next photo was sent to me from a reader of my blog following the tutorial I posted on this blog entry.
photo 2
  She helped her granddaughter make these potholders when they had a sewing day together recently.  Aren’t they cute? She did such a good job too for a young girl.  Her grandmother said if she were making them again she might cut the batting a little smaller so it wouldn’t have a chance to peak out.  I think that would be a good idea – the 1/2” smaller size worked for me but a child would have more trouble keeping the batting hidden under the cotton print and cutting it smaller would solve that problem.  Thanks Carol for sending the photo!.



Karen said...

I've been thinking I need some new potholders, I'll have to try out your tutorial. I think you have some pretty lucky friends!

Ivory Spring said...

What thoughtful gifts!

Carol said...

My DIL loved the potholder she was given for her birthday from my granddaughter. The G/D was so proud of her work and had written something on each of the edges on the back: her name, Happy Birthday, date, and I Love You! all written in black pigma pen. After washing the lettering had faded faintly so I traced back over them. The owl one is for me and I love it!


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