- Half a yard of fabric. Choose something like cotton or linen, so the fabric will not melt when you use your potholder on all those hot pots
- Half a yard of batting
- Tea Towel
- A Button
- Sew on Velcro
- Sewing Machine
- A pattern for the top of your towel
Step 1: Cut It Out
Use the pattern to cut out two pieces of your cotton fabric as well as two pieces of the batting
Step 2: Sewing the Potholder
Place the two fabric pieces right sides together then place them in between the two pieces of batting and sew all pieces together, leaving a 5/8" seam allowance. Cut curves and flip right side out.
Step 3: Preparing the Towel
Take the tea towel and either:
1) Use the sewing machine to make a gather stitch on the top of the towel. Gather the tea towel until it fits inside of the potholder.
2) Fold the edges toward the back until it fits inside of the potholder.
Place towel edges inside the two selvage edges of the potholder about 1/2in inside, or along the stitchline of the gathered edge. Fold the selvage edges of the potholder to the inside a half an inch as well. Pin and edge stitch along the fold.
Step 4: Checkpoint
At this point your project should look something like this
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Fold the top of the potholder over to the top to measure where to put the Velcro. Mark where Velcro will be placed and sew Velcro on through the top layer of fabric.
Once Velcro is added, sew a button on top, just for looks :-)
Step 6: Done!!
Now you'll always have a pretty, multipurpose hanging towel for you, mom, or whoever :-)