After my Christmas potholder-making extravaganza, I assumed (hoped?) it might be awhile before I made another potholder... even if I did covet a pair for myself. But leave it to some beautiful fabric to get a girl to change her mind. It gave me just the inspiration I needed to sew up a few more matching sets for a couple of friends near and dear to me - and one for myself, too.
On the first go-around, the tutorial instructions didn't quite click for me. As a result, my Christmas potholders were more time consuming (and complicated!) than they needed to be. It wasn't until I sewed this diaper pouch, that I had an a-ha! moment. The pouch and the oven mitt come together in a similar way. (You can see the pouch tutorial here.)
Now that I've realized how simple these are, I'm tempted to make lots of them... assuming I could play around with my fabric choices to keep things interesting!
And speaking of fabric, I'm loving working with linen these days. I feel like it really grounds brighter fabrics, making them a little more understated.
And just right for the kitchen.