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Potholder Tutorial "I love cooking"

 This potholder hot it will be convenient to get the pan out of the oven or remove the pan from the heat.

We will need:
    - fabric of two colors (I advise you to use natural material);
    - filler;
    - vliesofix (double-sided adhesive gasket);
    - threads: sewing and embroidery.

Here is a potholder with a size of 74*17 cm we will succeed in the end:)
1. Cut out the main details. Cut with a margin to cut off the excess after the stitch and get a smooth edge of the potholders.
    - two rectangles of size 78*20 cm orange and blue for the "body" potholders;
    - four squares of 20*20 cm orange color for pockets.
I was deficient in blue tissue, so I had to make a big blue component. The stitches will be hidden in the pockets, so I'm not worried I'll ruin the look. And you do not pay attention to the second picture and safely cut two rectangles:)



2. Make application. In fact, you can do without it:) Then scroll through paragraph 2 and go to paragraph 3.
Why mirror - will become clear further.
You just need to print the picture on A4.

So, vliesofix applied to the image to the paper side up and transfer the pencil. Cut not strictly along the contour, and retreating from it a couple of millimeters.


Apply to the fabric with a spider web down and pass a hot iron. And in order to avoid deformation to slide the iron on the inscription is not recommended, it is better to apply for a few seconds to one place, then lift the iron and move to another.


When the workpiece has cooled, take a small and very sharp scissors and carefully cut out each letter - now on the line of a simple pencil.


Lay out exactly in the middle of the front side of our potholders, not forgetting to remove from each piece of paper part of the vliesofix:) I used the original picture with the inscription to keep the distance between the letters)
Well, again pass with the iron.



Let me remind you, this smooth cut is obtained only with very sharp scissors! If you get a ragged edge, the application will look sloppy.



3. Making a sandwich.
In this potholder, I first used a special thermal insulation filler Insual-Bright, it is based on foil. I thought it would be difficult to quilt, but it was all without problems:) Potholder turned thin, soft and so funny crunching)


For pockets used one layer of conventional cotton filler, because these parts of the potholders we will not touch anything hot:)


Fasten the sandwiches with safety pins.


4. Quilting.
First, select the thread. As for me, I love it when thread stitching slightly lighter or matching basis, then puff stitch, the thread is not evident, and often it just is not visible:)
Blue for base


and orange thread for the pockets.






5. Very important stage - cut the details. Pockets up to 17*17 cm.


The body of the pot to the size of 17*74 cm



6. Cut a bias binding.
Attention!! Since the edges of our potholders will be round, bias binding should be cut at an angle of 45 degrees to the shared thread!! Width - 4 cm, then the finished edging will be a width of 1 cm:)


The total length of the bias binding(collected in one strip) should be at least 220 cm. Connect the two pieces of bias binding, too, at an angle of 45 degrees.
7. Process the inner edge of each pocket.


8. Cutting corners.
Pin the potholder. Follow the combination of sections.
Now we need exactly and equally cut corners potholders. I advise you to make a template of cardboard, then the fillets will be exactly the same:)


On the drawn lines with sharp scissors cut off the excess. We try to make the scissors blades were strictly perpendicular to our double sandwich - it is very important that nothing moved and not cut off too much:)))




9. When all clipped, pins not removable, and immediately accepted for processing edges with bias binding


I did not sew the bias binding by hand, but on a sewing machine. If you do also, I strongly advise you to first sweep everything carefully, then the processing of the edge of the tack will look as neat as possible:)




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