Most of what I’ve been up to lately is the beautiful busyness of daily life. Things like…
ballet recitals (Miss A’s first ever),
unexpectedly sick children,
and chaperoning end of school year field trips, just to name a few……all the juicy day to day things that I feel blessed to be experiencing. They have however managed to keep me out of my sewing space for the last several weeks.
This week I found a little pocket of time and had a ton of fun using up some scraps while coming up with these super easy pot holder gifts.
Miss K’s class will be doing lots of cooking next year as part of the 3rd Grade curriculum at our Waldorf School. I thought it would be fun to make some really sweet little pot holders that the teacher/children can use in their classroom kitchen.
I made some last year, but they felt a bit too formal, so this time I wanted something more charming, scrappy and hand-made looking.
I chose to do this “no binding” style (not sure if there is an official name for this method??) to help achieve that look.
I used strips of some of my favorite scraps and insulbrite batting to ensure that they are heat proof for the kiddos.
You can see I kind of played with different finishes and directionality. For two, I stitched in the ditch and two of them I stitched random straight lines perpendicular to the strips. I just knew I didn’t want to put too much quilting in because I wanted the pads to stay flexible and somewhat soft. These were so easy and quick to create. I will be posting a little tutorial on these next week!!
Hope you’re having a great week!