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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Recycle those too small fingertip towels into fancy mitt potholders!
I just posted a short tutorial on my blog, The4Rs Ramblings but I'll sum up here.
Take your fancy fingertip towels, and using an existing mitt style potholder for a pattern, cut out your pieces, 3 in all. If the towel is really small, you can use some towel scraps or sturdy fabric. I lined my mitts with Insulbrite, so you need to cut matching pieces out of it too. I sewed the two pieces as a unit, right sides together for the main construction, keeping the embellished and fringed edge as the outside. Turn right side out. I stitched all the way around at the bottom end keeping it open, but keeping the liner in sync with the outside piece. A better description and steps can be found here.
There you have it, warm mitts for cold weather cooking! Recycle a pair of towels today, to keep them from languishing in your guest towel drawers! Post your links to recycling ideas, I love to sew more ways to be green, don't you?