Beginner Sewing Project – Potholders

Through the years I have dabbled in sewing but never for long periods of time. Recently I was inspired by this beginning sewing project, entitled DIY Easy Potholder, I found on DIYgiftworld.com. Designed for the beginning sewer (or perhaps a rusty one like me). I gave it a try with some leftover fabric I had.

This really would be a fun project to do with kids or adults who want to learn how to sew… or for someone like me who just wants to make something on a Saturday afternoon. I pulled out the ol’ sewing machine and gave it my best shot.

My Learnings

The next set I make will have more stuffing and use fabric that doesn’t have a scene. I used what I thought was enough, but they feel a tad thing when I used them to take out my cookie sheet from the oven. That’s right. Baking and sewing on a Saturday. I know. I’m a helpless domesticated woman born in the wrong era!

Also, although I love the Japanese Gardens as a motif, placement of the hanger turned out not to be optimal. Guess I’m not a spacial person or something. So I’ll probably go with a symmetrical motif or repeated pattern next time.

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