I am a little excited about the daily emails I am receiving from Dubai, South Africa, Barcelona, Ohio…all for my Easter Pot Holder pattern. I posted this on my first blog but now that I have my lovely tablet and mobile friendly website I can now post it here and you can find the pattern at the end of this post.
I originally posted this on the 5 March 2012.
I have just made a stack of these Easter Pot Holders for all the teacher assistants at the kids school. No doubt they will be inundated with chocolate, so why not give something a bit different.
I have used Insul Bright inside these. Insul Bright is a type of wadding which has a metallic sheet woven through the fibres. Most fabric stores sell this, it cost me around $10 per metre. Please note that this filling is not like the commercial grade and won’t handle extreme temperatures. It may be worth mentioning when gifting just incase someone burns themself.
As far as fabric choice goes, I used up my scrap fabrics. You can co-ordinate many fabrics when making these.
I like to use my Walking Foot to make these.
Here is a tutorial for you all to make too.
Cut 2 egg shapes from your fabric.
Cut 4 pocket pieces from fabric.
Cut 1 egg shape & 2 pocket pieces from Insul Bright.
Lay on your table;
1 pocket piece from Insul Bright
1 pocket piece from fabric, right side up
1 pocket piece from fabric, right side down
Pin along top edge and stitch with a 1cm seam allowance.
Trim seam allowance close to stitching.
Press fabric and turn to right side.
Top stitch about 5mm from top edge.
Repeat for other pocket.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Lay on your table;
1 egg shape piece from Insul Bright
1 fabric egg shape piece, right side up
2 finished pockets
and finally the last egg shape piece with right side facing down.
Pin all around egg.
With a 1cm seam allowance stitch around egg, leaving an opening at the side of the egg.
Trim seam allowance close to stitched edge.
Turn through to right side. It is only a small opening, so please be patient at this stage while you pull the fabric through to the right side.
Press well, tuck in excess fabric, pin and stitch the opening closed. I also stitch the other side too, just so it looks even.
That’s it, you are done!
click here for Easter Pot Holder Pattern