I wanted to add a little bit of whimsy to our kitchen, so over the weekend, I made a set of polka dot potholders.
This is another super easy and quick project. Here's what I did.
Cut two 8.5 x 8.5 inch squares of fabric and one 8.5 x 8.5 inch square of insulated batting.
Lay the two squares of fabric on top of each other, right sides together, with the batting on top. Pin and sew, being sure to leave a 3-4 inch opening for turning. Snip the corners and turn right side out.
To make the loop for hanging, take a 3.5 x 5 inch scrap of fabric and iron it in half lengthwise.
Open it up and iron each edge in to the center crease.
Iron in half again.
Top stitch along each edge.
Fold into a loop.
As you are top stitching your opening shut, sew your loop in place.
And since I wanted my pot holders to look quilted, after I top stitched my opening closed, I continued sewing around and around, lining my presser foot up along my previous line of stitching for a guide.
In the end, I had 12 lines of stitching.
There'll be a set in the shop shortly. :)