Jun 21, 2009

How to make a Fairy hat pot holder

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.

You need,
the outer fabric, the inner fabric, batting, lace or string(to hang it), and tape or bias tape(for the edge).
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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.
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Put them together and baste it.

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Quilt it. I used Sashiko cotton embroidery thread and I embroidered also some flower motifs.

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Fold it in half and put the lace on the top like the picture below.
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Be careful to put the inner fabric(red gingham) outside.

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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.
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Turn it out.
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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.
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Then turn it out and fold the tape in half and sew it with blind stitch.
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You did it!

Use it like the picture.
Fairy hat pot holder

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 *)!!!!
Fairy hat pot holder



Bellissimo!!!! Ciao Maria Luisa

Muriel said...

They are lovely, Mai! Thank you for showing how to do it. I'm beginning to love doing hand sewing.

Masae said...

The simplicity of your creations are inspiring. I am trying to declutter my apt and simplify my surroundings. That is why I find myself pulled to your style. Doomo Arigato Gozaimasu.

Chasing Snails said...

These are awesome - so simply, functional and hella cute : ).

Thank you for such a fab tutorial as well!

mairuru said...

Grazie mille! Thank you very much!

I love simple and cute things.

Arigato (* v *)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Cutest pot holder EVER! Just darling! I'll be linking.

Anonymous said...

まいるる さん
あなた の ちさい もの かわいい ですね!
Mi piacciono moltissimo i suoi lavori,complimenti!

Santhy T. said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I always thought I need a sewing machine to sew something like that but all your hand sewing craft seem so pretty & neat like they are done using sewing machine! I really enjoy reading your blog!

lej619 said...

i have just move and am tring to declutter also. why did i not do it when i was packing??? I tried but time crepped up and i had to stop and just pack. so know as i try and un pack it am tring to declutter.
anyways i really lkie your blog.
you come up with some very interesting things.

PTCRUZ said...

Thanks for sarubobo's tutorial. I've two in my blog.
The next thing I'll go to make is a Faity hat (thank you for all)
Kisses from Spain

mairuru said...

Thank you very much!
It's easy to sew by hands. Let's try together!

mairuru said...

Thank you very much PTCRUZ,
Your sarubobo are very cute.
Thank you for making.

Ali said...

Mai these "fairy hats" are so lovely! I adore your clever tutorials. I made one of your patchwork button pouches (pictures on my blog) and love them (except no buttons on mine as don't know how to do buttonholes yet..!) Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and your skill with us!

Nappy Miss Sew 'N Sew said...

This potholder is so cute. I love the hand sewing. I am so happy to have found this blog!

mairuru said...

Thank you very much. (* v *)!!!!

Amir B. said...

Thanks for the idea.. heres a link to the one I made..


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rosinha_dos_limoes said...

Hello Mai!
I just made two pot holders fallowing your intrutions. Tahnk you for sharing.
You can see them here if you like: