Learn how to make a pot holder with a pocket

 

NEW! Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 104: Potholder Plus

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 104: Potholder Plus video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Potholder Plus. Plus Timesaving Binding Tips by Nancy Zieman!

NEW! Pot Holder Plus how-to sewing video by the Stitch it! Sisters

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 104: Potholder Plus video and learn how to sew The Potholder Plus! Our generous-size Potholder Plus! measures 8-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and features an outside pocket – for your hand. Or, tuck a packaged soup mix and ladle in the pocket, and you’ll have a Perfect Potholder Plus to present as a gift!

NEW! Pot Holder Plus how-to sewing video by the Stitch it! Sisters

 

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey

Then, head over to the shopnzp.com and purchase the exclusive NEW! Potholder Plus & Towel Topper Bundle Box designed by the Stitch it! Sisters! The NEW! Potholder Plus & Towel Topper Bundle Box includes 1/3 yd. Blue Denim Gingham Fabric, 1/3 yd. Red Gingham Fabric, 2/3 yd. Afternoon Picnic Black Floral Fabric, 2/3 yd. Pellon ShirTailor Interfacing, 2/3 yd. Pellon SofShape Interfacing, 2/3 yd. Pellon Wrap-N-Zap Batting, 1/3 yd. Pellon Insul-Fleece Batting, and our NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern – with Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman. The NEW! Potholder Plus & Towel Topper Bundle Box includes everything you’ll need to make two Potholder Plus’ and four coordinating towel toppersyou’ll supply the thread, buttons, and towels.

NEW! Patterns and Bundle Boxes  at shopnzp.com

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 104: Potholder Plus video and learn how easy it is to sew The Potholder Plus.

Then, below, check out Nancy’s Timesaving Bias Tape Sewing Tips as shared by her longtime friend, and co-worker, Deanna Springer. See how using the right tools makes the sewing process enjoyable, even for a beginner!

Nancy’s Timesaving Bias Tape Sewing Tips

Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy Zieman Clover’s 1″ Bias Tape Maker and Clover’s Straight Tailor’s Awl are the two notions you’ll need to easily make yards and yards of bias binding!

Learn how to make bias binding with Clover's Bias Tape Maker and bias tape making tips by Nancy Zieman Productions

  • Trace your Pot Holder Plus Pattern Pieces from the NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern and cut out Pot Holder Plus pocket, pocket ShirTailor interfacing, pot holder front fabric, two layers Wrap-N-Zap, one layer Insul-Fleece, pot holder back fabric, and pot holder back ShirTailor interfacing.

  • Press ShirTailor interfacing to back of pot holder Pocket Fabric, and Pot Holder Back Fabric. Set aside pot holder pocket.

  • Baste around pot holder edges, using scant 1/4″ seams. Set pot holder aside.

  • Cut 1-7/8″ bias fabric strips.

  • Seam together 1-7/8″ bias fabric strips, using 1/4″ seams.

Learn how to make Bias Binding with Clover's 1" Bias Tape Maker

  • Press 1″ bias tape, as it exits the bias tape maker.

  • For one Pot Holder Plus, you’ll need about 48″ of 1″ Bias Tape. For this photo, I displayed by bias tape in a “Z”-shape, for Zieman :-)

  • Open one edge of the bias tape, and pin to top edge only of Pot Holder Plus Pocket. Stitch just to the right of the unfolded crease.

  • Trim away excess bias tape.

  • Press bias tape to back of pot holder pocket.

  • Stitch binding in place, stitching “in the ditch” (where the binding meets the fabric). Or, stitch near the bias tape edge – and you’ll be sure to catch the back of the binding in your stitching line!

  • Trim away excess bias tape. It was great to have the extra “handles” while stitching the bias tape to the pocket top!

  • Layer pocket onto previously sewn pot holder. Wonder Clip edges together.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Turn over pot holder, and add an optional 6″ ribbon hanging loop!

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Baste optional 6″ ribbon hanging loop to top of pot holder. Keep this loop out-of-the-way of all future stitching! Use Clover’s Straight Tailor’s Awl to hold loop in place.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Baste pocket edges to pot holder.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Tuck the hanging loop back behind the pot holder!

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Open folds of 1″ bias tape, and press under 1/4″ of bias binding short end.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Pin or clip pressed under 1/4″ of bias binding to center of right front pot holder.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch just to the right of the unfolded crease. Using bias trim is the only way achieve the neatly sewn outer curved corners of the pot holder plus!

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Overlap the binding, and stitch through all layers, overlapping at least 4″ of bias tape.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • If you overlap and stitch less than 4″, you’ll have a gap in the bias trim when folded to the back side! Yikes!

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut away excess bias trim.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Press bias tape to back of pot holder.

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch bias binding in place, stitching “in the ditch” (where the binding meets the fabric). Or, stitch near the bias tape edge – and you’ll be sure to catch the back of the binding in your stitching line!

SiS104! Bias Binding Sewing Tutorial

  •  Tadah!

 

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