Jan 29, 2012

Apron ver. 1.2

I felt like I needed to add more to the pirate apron I made for the guys the other day. I came across this tutorial for some simple potholders that I wanted to try and decided this is what it needed, attached potholders! It's not my original idea. I know I've seen something about them on the web before but it was ages ago so I can't tell you where.

I will admit, I bought 2 cheap $1 FQs because my potholders see heavy use and I won't feel too bad taking these off to replace one day. I made 2, 9-patch blocks with the second method on this page.

I read the directions on the potholder instructions wrong so I made my blocks 12.5 inches square instead of using 4 inch squares and making it 11 inches square. I just kept on making them, measured the un-batted finished square and cut 2 pieces of Warm & Natural batting 8 3/8 inches square to fit. It'll work out fine since my husband has large hands anyway.

I quilted them along the seam lines and attached them to the bottom corners of the apron and voila! No more lost potholders!

I love the way this came out. I hope it turns out to be a practical idea. Maybe I'll make a cake today to try it out.

sew many ways


  1. I've been meaning to make an apron that has built in potholders. Thanks for the reminder! New follower!

    1. No problem! Thanks for following, I'll follow yours too :oD

  2. Built in potholders... brilliant idea!!!


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