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Handy Potholders

Designer: Corinne Bradd
crafting, crafts, homewares, pot holders,
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These practical makes are seriously too hot to handle!

What you need...
  • Two cotton print fabrics
    Cotton quilt wadding
    Bias binding
  1. 1. Using the template provided on the pattern pages, cut the front and back pieces from two different fabrics and quilt wadding. Layer the pieces, with the wadding in the centre and the fabrics facing out. Zigzag stitch together around the edges to bind.

    2. Pin and stitch the unfolded bias binding around the inner curve of the back piece, matching up the raw edges and easing the binding around the curve gently. Refold the binding, then flip the folded edge to the other side of the back piece. Top stitch or hand stitch into place.

    3. Take a piece of 4cm x 12cm patterned fabric. Fold, right sides together, lengthways, then sew down the long edge before turning right sides out. Fold in half to make a hanging loop and tack to one corner of the front piece of the holder, matching the raw edges. Lay the back piece onto the front, with the right sides facing out and the hanging loop in the empty corner.

    4. Sew the bias binding around the edge of the pot holder, as before, folding in 5mm at the start of the length. This is so the end can be sewn over the top, then hidden once the binding is refolded and stitched to the other side.

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