Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kitchen Pot Holders

Here's my "Crafty" post of the week...And you have no idea how hard it was to get up!!  My goal was to post on Tuesday night.  But then, my darling son was feeling so CRAPPY that he actually asked to go to the doctors.....He's been fighting something for a while and it finally got the best of him...he said the back of his throat was killin him...Well it should have been was full of white blisters...To make a long story short ..He has MONO!!  :( 

So I got up early Wednesday morning only to find my Internet down....Another sad face :( ....

Well here it is Thursday morning and I am happy to share with you my KITCHEN POT HOLDERS...

These were so fun to make...Joann's had a 50% off sale on their cotton fabric so Autumn and I trotted down there to pick out our fabric....I had a tough time deciding....but these are the ones I narrowed it down to.  (OK I admit it ...I'm not very good at narrowing down)!  Anyway my kitchen has lovely brown counter tops with a Harvest Orange paint on the walls...This explains why my color choose looks kind of "fallish" for the first of July.  :)

The first thing I did was cut the background fabric into 9" squares...
I then ironed Heat-n-Bond onto the wrong side of the piece I was using to applique...The cool thing about Heat-n-Bond is that you can draw your design on it and then cut it out!!

You then peel the back off...

And place it on your background fabric...moving it around until you get the look you want....Then simply iron it on.

Next step is to place the applique piece right sides together with the fabric you choose for the back....On top of that I added a insulated lining (Insul-Bright).  I cut this piece just a little smaller (8 1/2" square) so the seams wouldn't be to thick....Now sew 3 sides of your pot holder together, clip corners and then turn right side out....

 Pin the 4th along all 4 edges.

Stitch around you applique design...

Stop admire your work...and then hurry off to make more!!!

I spent $13.00  on materials and have enough fabric left over to make at least 4 more pot holders...
so the cost was under $2.00 each!  :)

I'm linking up to those WONDERFUL LINK Parties on my side bar...
Won't you join me?


  1. I LOVE THIS!!! We are in desperate need of some new pot holders...and this looks easy to make!! Thanks for giving me the idea!!

  2. Super cute ! Can I have some :-))
    Hope your son feels better !!
    Have a great weekend

  3. Very nice. I pinned this on Pinterest so I can come back to it later!

    Enjoy your weekend,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  4. Cute potholders, Denise! And I happen to like fall colors. Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday. I would love to have you join the party each week.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower and will be featuring you tonight. Stop by for a peek. And does this mean you will be dancing around the house, singing? ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage



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