Forbidden fruit potholders- sewing tutorial

Last time I explained how to draft a pattern for this deliciously looking potholders. Now it is a time to grab a tea or coffee and make one or two! Let’s dive in!

Sewing tutorial

Cut out all your pattern pieces as mentioned in the previous post.

Sandwich the heat reflective fleece between the main body pieces. Quilt it all over in desired lines or you can follow mine design. I took one piece of main body and using straight lines attached it to the heat resistant fabric following with sewing the other main piece to the other side quilting in straight lines that goes from side to side.

My pot holders are very colourful, so I picked the darkest color to be the base in case it gets dirty. Whenever you work with some kind of heat reflective fleece you need to remember that the shiny side is the one that blocks the heat from getting in contact with your body, so make sure to always place it away from your skin.

Once the main body is quilted you can take all four pocket pieces (mine are in two different colors) and using a basting stitch sew it around the edges within your seam allowance. If you need to stabilize it more do not be afraid to use some interfacing or add fleece.

Using bias binding finish only the straight edge.

To make it easier do it in two steps, first unfold the tape and place it on top of the pocket stitching along the crease line. Next fold it over the to the other side ensuring the first stitch line is covered and top-stitch in place.

Place both pockets on top of the main body piece and hold it in place using pins. Sew around the edge with a long basting stitch.

Next, assembly your loop and leaf pieces.

For my leaf, I placed both pieces wrong sides together and using a zig zag stitch sewn it together .

For the tab, I folded it in half right sides together along the long side, sew the seam then using a safety pin turned it right side out.

Place one end of a loop between pockets and baste it in place. Next using a bias binding finish the raw edges around the potholder.

For a clean finish start sewing the bias tape by folding about 1 cm inside and stitch around the first crease line finishing on top of the first fold.

Turn the bias tape over to the back and tuck the other end of a loop underneath. Pin or hand baste to stop it from shifting and sew it with straight stitch in a ditch.

Pin one leaf in a preferred position and either stitch it on top of the zig zag or hand sew it to the main body.

Tadaaahhh, you are done with your make! Are we making a pie next???

~Do you prefer to use oven gloves or pot holders while cooking/baking?~

Monika xxx

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