Since kitchen gloves and potholders are always in the zone of visibility, they should be neat and beautiful. So, it's better when there are a lot of them on the farm, so that from time to time you can change them.
- In addition, to sew potholders for the kitchen with their own hands do not need to have serious experience and skills of needlework, so they can be sewed together with the child.
- And also original homemade tack-ons are a great idea for a gift and even ... a small hand-made business on venues like "Fair of Masters" or Etsy.
Choose fabric and filler
The main thing in sewing tackles with your own hands is the right choice of fabric and filler.
- The best fabric for potholders is natural, such as linen, cotton or cotton. But try to choose thick fabrics - they will last longer.
Tip: you can also use old jeans to trim.
- You can choose not only original fabrics, but also shapes - hearts and gloves, strawberries and fir-trees, squares and asterisks. Also keep in mind that different forms of tack are different in functionality, which means that it is best to make a full-fledged universal kit: a few boxes, a long potholder for pots, a mitten.
- Inside the tack, the filler must be inserted. Most often it is a sintepon, batting, felt or drape. Batting and other thick, thick natural materials for stitching stitches are more suitable, since the sintepon has a high thermal conductivity and at the same time a low melting threshold.
Tip: as a filler, you can use an old terry towel, folded in several layers.
- Embroidery, applique, ruches, etc. are used as embellishments.
How to sew mittens
So, how to sew stitches quickly and simply? Let's first sew this traditional mitten with a fringing and eyelet.
Ways to sew mittens are many, but the principle is approximately the same - the use of 6 layers - 4 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of filler.
- First we need to make a pattern of potholders. Put your palm on the paper (or directly on the fabric), making indents of 2.5-4 cm, draw out the contours of the mitten as in the photo to the right, and then cut out the resulting pattern.
- Cut 2 pieces of lining and 2 pieces of facial tissue according to your pattern. You can cut all 4 pieces from one cloth, but it's better to choose a soft, natural, pleasant to the touch for the back of the mitten, and for the front side - dense, beautiful, colorful so that the spots on it are less noticeable. We chose for the inside of the gloves and its front part cotton fabrics of different types - for originality and clarity of the example.
- Now, just in the form of mittens, cut 2 pieces of filler. We remind you that it is better to refuse synthetic materials. In our case, a regular white fleece is used, but it is better to take the fabric denser and thicker, for example, the same batting.
- And now you need to put all the details in a layered sandwich in the following order:
- We put the two blanks from the facial tissue to each other "face" as in photo # 1.
- Now, from the top and from the bottom of the already folded face pieces, we put the billets-mittens from the filler (photo # 2).
- And finally, we attach the back cloth in the upper layer with the face up, and in the lowest layer we put the last piece (purl) with the face on the table (photo No. 3).
- Now we are embarking on sewing. All edges are staked with an indentation of 5-7 mm, and as a result, we get an inverted pothold.
- Now cut the surplus fabric around the edges (about 3 mm from the seam) and make cuts in all the fillets (photo below) so that our mitt gently turns out.
- Now we turn the product out and decorate the sleeve with a edging - oblique bake (preferably not satin, but cotton), a strip of fabric, braid or ribbon. Since our goal is to show the easiest and fastest way of sewing stitches with our own hands, we use a ready-made bright beika and just wrap our mitten with it, fasten it with pins, and stitch it. If you use a fabric, then you need to tie it with the bend of the edges. At the end we sew a loop from the same bake and our glove is ready.
Here is another nice potholder, sewn according to the described method.
If you want to slightly complicate the task and make the mittens quilted, then you need to slightly change the sewing process as follows:
First you need to "quilk" one three-layer workpiece simply from the rectangular cuts of the fabric, folded in the same order as described in the instructions in paragraph 4, and then the second. Keep in mind that the thread should be in the tone of the facial materia gloves. You will get 2 quilted rectangular pieces of the future potholders, which you need to fold with each other so that the sides look outwards from below and from above the "sandwich". And finally, we lay out the folded parts along the contour of the mitten pattern (see section 1). Then we work the edges of her sleeve with braid or cloth and sew the loop.
Sew a square pothold or stand under the hot
Now let's start sewing a square pothold, which is very easy to sew - unlike the mittens used here: 2 pieces of batting and 2 pieces of facial tissue. Patterns of all details of 20x25 cm (or any other) are made. Also need a strip of fabric for the loop - 8x15 cm, and of course the ironing board, iron, needle and thread, sewing machine and scissors.
The work is carried out according to the following algorithm:
- From the fabric is again a "sandwich": 1 layer - batting, 2 layer - fabric face up, 3 layer - fabric face down, 4 layer - batting. Such layered blanks should be made 2 pcs.
- Two blanks are stitched together from 3 sides, while the lining should be all the same outward.
- The potholder turns out on the outside, it is ironed.
- The eyelet is sewed and stitched.
- The fourth side is sewn together.
- a square tack can also be quilted if desired;
- you can also sew a pocket to one side;
- by the same principle you can sew your own potholders in the shape of a heart, circle, stars, and so on.
Here are some ideas for sewing stitches with your own hands according to the basic principle described above (scroll the photo to the right).
Patchwork patches look unusual, but before embarking on sewing, you should determine the technique of splicing. Here are 3 main ways:
- Standard blocks - you will need to make square elements, and then process them on the typewriter.
- Pattern sewing - pieces are cut by special patterns. These are such elements as birds, leaves, hearts.
- Sewing on the basis - here the elements do not stitch together, but are sewn to a previously prepared basis.
To make a simple product in the patchwork technique, you need to prepare three colors of cloth, a knife, threads, matching the color of matter, pins and ruler. Then prepare the shreds - squares with a side of 10 cm. Each of the squares is cut into triangles, and they are already stacked as required by the scheme. All triangles are stitched together, and one side of the product is obtained. By the same principle, the second side is also done, and the lining material is placed between them. Then carefully sew up the edges, and to the corner is fastened the eyelet - everything, the potholders are ready.
And here is a selection of fresh ideas for tackers for experienced and novice needlewomen in the patchwork technique (turn the photo to the right).
Nuances of knitting tack
Knitting stitches is another way to create practical kitchen accessories. Even the simplest pattern will help create a beautiful product. However, do not forget that too large schemes are not suitable for tackers - they will be inconvenient to use.
Hook and knitting can make simple or figured items as in the photo below (scroll right).