Friday, October 25, 2013

Making Aprons to Go with Your Potholders

What do you make to go with your many potholders?  Why, aprons, of course!

Every year around the holidays all the girls in my family get together for our annual Christmas Cookie-Making Day!  This past year I made everyone an apron so that we can all match when we get together for our day.  

I found some cute cupcake fabrics at Joann's and thought that it would look great made up into some aprons!  I used a Simplicity pattern and added big bright buttons on the pockets for a bit of a whimsical look.

I made each one a little different.  I had a lot of fun mixing up the fabrics and adding some polka dots.  They're not hard to make and they make great gifts for your family and friends that like to bake!

Why not make up a batch of potholders (See my tutorial at the top of the page) and some aprons and plan your own Christmas Cookie-Making Day! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fun Potholders

I love making these cute potholders! They are made with a heat resistant batting called Insul-Brite so you won't burn your hands using them.  You can also use them on your dining room table as a trivet pad for your hot pans. 

I made this one using some birdcage fabrics that I had in my fabric stash (got it at Joann's a couple of years ago) and added a bird applique to the top.  Cute, right?  They are simple and quick to make.  Check out the tutorial at the top of the page to learn how to make one.  But beware, they are addicting and I'll bet that you can't make just one!

Here are some potholders that I made using a cupcake cut out.  Last year I made 32 of these potholders to give away as gifts! Anyone who likes to cook would love a set of these.  Use any image about 5 - 5 1/2" big and turn it into an applique using Wonder Under.  The women that come to my sewing class are making these potholders and are making them with coffee cups, wine bottles, leaves, shoes, etc.  What image and fabrics will you use for yours?