Jun 21, 2009
How to make a Fairy hat pot holder
My boyfriend named this pot holder from the shape.
It's of very simple and easy pattern, so I explain the way to make it.
the outer fabric, the inner fabric, batting, lace or string(to hang it), and tape or bias tape(for the edge).
The pattern is a half circle of 11.5 cm (or 4.5 inches) diameter.
Cut the fabrics and batting with 5mm allowance for each. I put double layer of batting because it is thin.
Put them together and baste it.
Quilt it. I used Sashiko cotton embroidery thread and I embroidered also some flower motifs.
Fold it in half and put the lace on the top like the picture below.
Be careful to put the inner fabric(red gingham) outside.
Sew it well. If you sew it roughly, you can see the thread from the outside because of its thickness. So I sew it two times and also sew it with whipstitch to avoid fraying.
Turn it out.
Cut the cotton tape as the line of the edge and put it at the edge and sew it. At the end, Fold the edge and pile it on the beginning.
Then turn it out and fold the tape in half and sew it with blind stitch.
You did it!
Use it like the picture.
I made two pot holders with different stitches.
In the rainy Sunday night, I made these in three hours.
I was happy in the sound of the rain, sewing my favorite stitches.
(* v *)!!!!