I happen to love pot holders. Humble little works of sewing art, they don’t seem to require a whole lot of expertise. Which is fine by me. I am not a world class seamstress and never will be.
My fabric is already here, ready to go, and has been for decades–I am a fabric hound. Once purchased, it either became something or not. I save scraps, and I still have yards of virgin territory.
A recent beneficiary of a new sewing machine (thank you, Kirk!), I am armed for the new season. After sewing up the four sides of my mini-masterpiece to the batting, I relocate to the corner of the sofa, manage to thread the needle, and slip stitch away.
As long as my attention span holds, I will turn churn out pot holders. I have no system, no assembly line; I just cut, pin, sew, admire, (rip out), and basically indulge in the sewing equivalent of comfort food. Some are already destined to be gifts, a few may be sold around the holidays. I’m not going to get rich here, but that’s not the point.
It just feels like the thing I need to do, that’s all. And that’s enough.
And here is part of my collection:
So, pass the casseroles!
I love the pot holders! Such interesting designs. I may have one or two stored in my drawer from years ago and will have to check them out. Anyway, have fun with your material and making pot holders. It makes me feel like getting back to sewing.
This post makes me realize that humble, functional things can also be beautiful and well-designed.