Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How to make a Hanging Pot Holder/Towel- Hostess Gift #2

Here is another cute and easy hostess gift idea. (For another hostess gift idea click here.) This one comes from my very crafty mother-in-law! She is aways making thing as gifts and is an inspiration to me! Since she does not have a blog, that means I get to post her idea here!

Here is what you will need:
Pot holder
Coordinating Dish Towel
Sewing machine
Needle (to hand sew the button on)

1.) Iron your dish towel if needed.
2.)Turn the towel right side down and fold the side in so that it is the width of the pot holder. Iron the folds.
3.) Fold in half lengthwise and iron on that fold.
4.) Line up your fold on to your pot holder where you are going to sew it.

5.) flip the towel open so that the wrong side is facing up (with the folds showing) and pin to your pot holder
This is what it should look like on the other side.
6.) Sew your towel and pot holder together, using the crease as a guide. I sew it two times to give it extra strength.
7.) Fold your pot holder up and mark where the loop crosses over the other side and mark for where you are going to sew your button.

8.) Hand sew your button on.
Hang on your towel holder, refrigerator handle, or oven handle, where ever you see fit!

How fun would this be to make with holiday pot holders and towels? Or you could match the decor of the house.



arkie said...

Cute idea for a fast gift! Loved your previous post also!

Andy Porter said...

Fun gift idea!! I hardly ever remember to get hostess gifts. This would be really fun.

Unknown said...

Those are fabulous! What a great idea!

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