We had a fantastic time last night at Adult Craft Night! Thanks to the many of you who joined us. For those of you who couldn't make it, we are happy to share the steps that we followed to sew our potholders/hot pads. Please find them below:
You will need: 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of Insul-Bright insulation. The example we made is 8.5 x8.5 inches. Any size will do, last night many people opted to make circular potholders.
Place the right side of the fabric so they face together. Insul-Bright has a matte side and a shiny metallic side. Place the two matte sides together (you want the metallic side on the outside because it should always face the hot item allowing it to reflect the energy/heat back to its source).
Sew around the edge of your hot pad, leaving a 2 inch opening in one corner. Sew around three sides of your hot pad, and along 2/3 of the fourth side. Leave a 2 inch opening in one corner. This is so you can turn it right side out.
For this example we sewed diagonal lines along your hot pad. However, you can do any sort of design you would like.
Here is a more geometric design.
Before you complete your diagonal lines, insert a loop of bias tape/ribbon into the 2 inch opening. Pin it in place and then finish sewing your diagonal lines. You will then sew around the perimeter of the hot pad.
Voila! Hot Pad complete!
Our next Adult Craft Night will be held Monday May 14th from 6:30-8:30 at the Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Blvd. We will be making Kitchen Herb Gardens!