Pull out your scrap fabric bins again for a DIY patchwork pumpkin potholder. It is pumpkin season from now until Thanksgiving, so I am busy thinking of ways to make fun and functional decorations that are seasonal rather than holiday specific. Handmade potholders are a great way to add flair to the kitchen without cluttering up the workspace.
Instead of traditional methods or typical fabric and patterns, I like to do things differently. Denim, twill, canvas, and cotton prints, patchwork and all mix-matched is my way to use my favorite leftovers and create treasures instead of trash. With the holidays coming up, I can think of several designs that would be appropriate — stars, trees, leaves, fruits and vegetables. Make a stack of these fun one-of-a-kind patchwork potholders, and you’ll have the perfect handmade gifts for family and friends.
How-To Tip: Click on the corners of the images below to see a gallery of instructional photos up-close.