Retro Potholder Tutorial

Pholder

This is so super easy. I think even older kids could do it with some help.

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Supplies

12 patterned circles, mine were 4.5″

8 solid circles

Bias binding, if you cut your own make sure it is cut on the bias.

Twill tape, bias binding, or ribbon for loop

Scrap piece of fabric

Insulbrite or cotton binding

Backing Fabric

Pins

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Take 4 of the patterned circles and fold them in half. Press.

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Fold the circles in half again and press.

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Open the 2nd fold and take the corners and bring them together at the fold. It should look like the above pic.

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Assemble circles like above with the fold side up. Pin and stitch around the outer edge.

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Fold and press the solid colored circles. Arrange them fold side down, one to each point on the patterned fabric. I didn’t measure, just eyed it. Pin and sew around the outer edge.

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Fold and press the remaining patterned circles. Arrange them with the point where the 2 solid fabrics meet. See above. Pin and sew around the edge.

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Trim the circle and the scrap piece of fabric. Do better than I did, because that is one crazy looking circle. That’s what I get for trying to finish during one nap time. Layer it on top of the insulbrite and backing fabric. Quilt it.

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Again, trim the circle up better than I did. This looks horrible. All that’s left is to apply binding and loop.

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It doesn’t look so wonky here. Naw, It does. Trim better than I did!

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