Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When Simple is Difficult

(Did you see my little giveaway? Check it out here!)

I consider myself at the advanced sewing level and yet, some things trip me up quickly!

This little potholder/oven mitt is the perfect example. I bought the fabric to make the cute oven mitt from The Idea Room (here) as a Valentine's gift. Then, a friend told me about a similar potholder from Martha Stewart. I thought Martha's was a little small and Amy's directions were way better than Martha's (sorry Martha!) so this is how it all ended up.

Don't turn it over. The front is passable, but I am not so sure about the back! Some projects just don't turn out the way you want them to. I think it was all of those curves and the slippery bias tape and the thickness of the fabric.

Now I want to try it again--a chance to do a better job. Next time, there will be no fancy heart shapes for me; just a regular ol' potholder!

Just a note: I used the bias tape along the pocket edges instead of ribbon the way Amy makes her oven mitt.


Cheryl,  said... January 27, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

Tammy I think the heart is darling!! As good if not better looking than Martha's!! So talented!!

Anonymous,  said... January 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

I love the heart!!!! You did a great JOB!!!!!

Michelle Torres

Amy {The Idea Room},  said... January 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

A heart! I love that! I think it turned out so cute! Very clever adaptation of mine! Thanks for the link! I am NOT Martha...I wouldn't mind having her bank account (without the jail time of course)!

Kat,  said... January 30, 2010 at 1:30 AM  

That is adorable! Great job! I am not very good with sewing anything more than a straight line ;) I will have to stick to buying my pot holders at the!

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