I came across a tutorial on Tatertots and Jello for a pot holder dish towel. I thought it would be the perfect gift for D's preschool teacher. I changed up my version of the towel. First I moved the pot holders to one edge instead of opposite corners, then I put the pot holder on both sides of the pocket so it can be used from either side. I thought about making it an apron but didn't.
|The parts: 4 quarter circles of InsulBright, 8 quarter circles of a cotton fabric, & 2 rectangles of cotton fabric.|
The only thing I had to buy was the Insul-Bright. All of the fabric came from my stash (the green was scraps of a sheet I've been using to make muslins) so this was an inexpensive project for me. The tutorial I read suggested the rectangles be 20" x 30"; mine aren't quite that. I was trying to get the most towels out of the fabric I had so I just divided it up evenly to get 6 towels.
I missed this picture but turn everything right side out, making sure to place your pockets to the correct side - in my case the green side. Then top stitch around all edges, making sure to catch the opening and sewing it closed.
|Next I measured down 3" from the top stitching on the curve of the pocket and made a small mark to start my stitching to secure the pocket.|
|I stitched up from the 3" mark approximately 2" but you could go all the way to the top.|
|The right side view.|
|Finished and ready to tuck a gift card or chai tea mix into one of the pot holder pockets.|
Linking up to: Skip to My Lou, Tip Junkie, Sew Much Ado, Just Winging It
Well, I hope this helps someone, sorry this is too late for xmas gifts this year but these are great for teacher gifts, MIL gifts, etc.
Hope you have a good afternoon and Blessed Be. Alyssa