Here is the before potholders...
They are called Claw Mitts.
The smaller type of potholder that your thumb goes in one side and your four fingers in the other side.
So let me show you how easy it is to make a sewing kit for yourself!!
This particular potholder already came with the left hand pocket sewn into individual slots. You can add that to yours with 2 lines of sewing if it doesn't come with it.
This is the finished folded kit.
and all opened up, filled and ready to go!!!
The individual pockets hold a seam ripper (my best friend lately), small scissors and a leather thimble.
You can always add your favorite tools and thread.
The right pocket holds my English Paper Piecing projects (hand sewn hexagons). The fabric of the pocket is for pins, needles and safety pins.
I used a hinged key ring and looped a bobbin of thread on it. I also use a tiny hair elastic to cover the bobbin when I'm traveling with it, so the thread doesn't unwind.
I came up with a super easy closure. I used a jewelry jump ring, piece of tape measure and some velcro.
Sew the jump ring to the right side of the potholder.
Cut your tape measure or piece of ribbon.
You can sew the ribbon to the left side. I hot glued the plastic tape measure on.
This is where you'll attach it.
I cut little adhesive dots of velcro to fit the width of the tape measure.
Then just stuck it on each end.
Loop it through the ring and fold it over to the front.
All closed up and a little snippet of a ruler for you to use too!!
Potholder for a Sewing Kit vs Potholder for Cooking...hmmm. Sewing, but if there is a sheet of hot cookies coming out of the oven? Oh, wait these potholders came in a set of 2.
Sewing hexies and eating hot chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. Perfection!
If you've ever wanted to sew hexagons with the English Paper Piecing method, I did a post 6 years ago if you'd like to take a look. There are other post on my side bar too!! Click HERE for the original post.
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