Aug 10, 2012

Pot Mitts Tutorial and Weekend Link Party

I'm so excited to tell you guys about a wonderful blog called Retro Revival that I discovered earlier this Summer. Cindy has a wonderful humorous approach to sharing her adventures in handmade and vintage treasures. Her photos are eye candy and her recipes are sweet.

Cindy not only has a fun and easy tutorial to share with us, she also has a sweet treat for one lucky Vintage Sheet Blog reader.

~Pot Mitts Made from Vintage Sheets~
(Pot Mitts ~ pot holders + oven mitts in one!)

Itchin’ to do some stitchin’ with your vintage sheets?  I’ve made all sorts of goodies from my vintage linens, and today I’d like to share one of my more recent projects ~ Pot Mitts!  If you’d like to give ‘em a try, here’s how…

1.       Choose a favorite vintage sheet or pillowcase from your stash.  In this case, I used a pillowcase and cut the seams so I had a big rectangular piece of fabric.

2.       For each Pot Mitt, you’ll want to cut 3 circles of your fabric.  I cut 2 from my vintage pillow case and a 3rd from a coordinating, new fabric.  You’ll also need to cut 2 circles of InsulBright.  Cut your circles as big or as small as you’d like, and use whatever you have on hand as a template; I used my grandmother’s mixing bowl.

3.       Chose one of your circles and cut it in half.  This piece will become the pocket for your Pot Mitt.

4.       Choose a coordinating color of double bias tape and stitch it along the straight edge of your pocket piece.

5.       Pin together a sandwich of all of your pieces.  Place a full circle, right side out, down.  Next, add your 2 pieces of InsulBright, making sure the shiny sides are facing out.  Then add your 2nd full circle piece, right side out, and finally, add your ½ circle piece on top of that.

(Here you can see the shiny (left piece) vs. duller sides of the InsulBright.)

6.       Stitch all around your Pot Mitt sandwich.
7.       Trim any excess fabric as close as you can to your stitching.

8.       Next, sew double bias tape all around your Pot Mitt.
9.       Then, take another, small piece of double bias tape and stitch it closed; this will become your tab.

10.   Fold this small piece of tape in half and stitch it onto your Pot Mitt.

11.   That’s it!  Well, you’ll probably want to whip up a culinary feast as an excuse to use them, but not until you’ve taken some time to ooh and aah over your creation!  And take lots of pictures!

Thanks so much, Cindy, for the great tutorial.

Hey, guess what, Cindy has a pair of her strawberry vintage sheet pot mitts for one lucky Vintage Sheet Blog reader.

Enter to Win:

There are two ways to enter. Do both or just one. All entries must be in by Sunday night at 10 p.m.
my time (Pacific.)

1. Share Cindy's Pot Mitt tutorial. You can either pin it, share on facebook, twitter, your blog, or your favorite way to share amazing things. Please just share 1 or 2 photos, max with a link back to this post. Leave a comment telling me how you shared. (1 entry)

2. Join the party!

Good luck! See more of Cindy's creations and collections on her blog, her store, and her facebook page. Check out more tutorials on the Vintage Sheet Blog Tutorial Page.


Colleen said...

Thanks! I pinned it! said...

Thank you for this opportunity, Heather! I'm such a huge fan of your blog!


lynaeve said...

I shared it on fb!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Ok...those are just too darn cute. AND! you make them look so easy. I bet I could even make one! or two...or a bunch! the use of vintage linens, Pat

Blessed Serendipity said...

I pinned Cindy's adorable pot holders on Pinterest.


Blessed Serendipity said...

I linked up my ruffled quilt made with vintage sheets. I am a new follower.


Brenda said...

I pinned the pot holder tutorial. Can't wait to make it.

Kimberly said...

I pinned it and look forward to trying it!

Jane Valentine said...

Love the pot holders. I will be following your link ups. I did pin the pics too. Have a blessed week!