Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!:
Sew These Linen Potholders

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!:
Sew These Linen Potholders

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Dabney Frake
Dec 12, 2014
(Image credit: Say Yes)
Maker: Liz
Skill Level: Medium
Time Required: 15 minutes
Project Cost: under $5 per potholder
(Image credit: Say Yes)

Handmade linen potholders are handy for last-minute host/hostess gifts, and make great presents for the cooks in your life. If you have a sewing machine nearby, it's easy to whip up a set or two...

Materials:

  • Sewing machine
  • Linen
  • Fusible Batting
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Chalk
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Cut two pieces of linen 9 inches by 9 inches and also two pieces of fusible batting in the same dimensions. Iron one piece of batting onto each piece of linen.
  2. Put right sides together and pin around the edges.
  3. Sew along the edges leaving a 3 inch hole on one side.
  4. Turn right side out and iron it flat.
  5. Make a final seam around the potholder, closing up the hole on one side.
  6. Mark with chalk where you want your quilting design to go (you can make any design you want, we went with this modern one). Then sew along those lines.

(Image credit: Say Yes)

Many thanks to Liz for sharing how to make these linen potholders. Find more detailed info and photos on Say Yes...




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