Finger Pot Holders
Keep your fingers cool while in the kitchen with these quick-to-make finger pot holders. Have at least one set on hand when baking those holiday cookies.
Materials listed are for 1 matching pair. • Fat eighth coordinating
holiday print • Fat quarter holiday print • 1/4 yard coordinating stripe or tonal • 10" x 12" rectangle cotton batting • 10" square needle-punched
insulated batting • Thread • Template material • 2 (4") lengths coordinating
rickrack or piping • Basic sewing tools and supplies
From coordinating holiday print: • Cut 4 (23/4" x4") B rectangles. From holiday print: • Cut 4 (4" x 71/2") A rectangles. From stripe or tonal: • Cut 21/2"-wide bias strips to total 60". From cotton batting: • Cut 2 (4" x 71/2") rectangles. • Cut 2 (23/4" x 4") rectangles. From needle-punched insulated batting: • Cut 2 (4" x 71/2") rectangles.
COMPLETING THE FINGER POT HOLDERS
Prepare a tracing template using the pattern given. 1. Position and baste a 4" length of rickrack or piping over the seam line on the right side of a B rectangle as shown in Figure 1.
2. Layer a second B rectangle, right sides together, with the first with trim between and pin to a 23/4" x 4" rectangle of cotton batting to the bottom of the stack. Sew the layers together over the basting stitch, catching the trim in the seam as shown in Figure 2. 3. Trim the batting seam allowance to 1/8" and flip the top B rectangle to the back so the batting is sandwiched between the fabric layers and the rickrack or piping extends above the seam as shown in Figure 3.
4. Use the prepared tracing template to round the lower corners. Baste around the edges to finish one finger pocket as shown in Figure 4. 5. Repeat steps 1–4 to make a second finger pocket. 6. Layer one A rectangle right side down, an insulated batting rectangle shiny side down, a4" x 71/2" cotton batting rectangle and a second A rectangle right side up; pin or baste to hold. Repeat to make a second layered A unit.