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Creative Sewing Club

 
Club members will make a variety of bags from tote bags to project pouches and everything in between. Students will learn finishing tips and tricks for a professional looking finished product This club is designed for anyone who owns a sewing machine from entry level to top of the line. All levels of sewers are welcome.

          
November
   Art to Heart Christmas     Potholder

 

Creative Sewing Club
November
Art to Heart Christmas Potholder
Instructor: Ruth Locke

This month we are going to make a machine applique Christmas potholder from Nancy Halvorsen’s “Better Not Pout” book. You have the option of making either a bird, angel, Santa, or snowman.  The potholder can be completed in our 3-hour class. This is a good project to practice machine applique and using a towel as the backing and background is a new fun technique. 

 Supplies Needed:

“Better Not Pout” by Nancy Halvorsen**(See page 38) 

1 Tea Towel* 

1/8 yd or scrapes of fabrics for your design of choice (Angel, Bird, Santa, or Snowman)

2 yards 12” Steam-A-Seam 2*

1 Fat Quarter for Binding

10” x 10” Square of Warm and Natural Batting* or Insul-Bright

10” x 10” Heavy Duty Cut Away* or Tear Away* OESD Stablizer

 Santa:  2- 4mm black buttons for eyes

              3 - 3/16” red buttons

Snowman:  2- 5/16” black buttons

3 - 5/16” red buttons

Bird: 3- ½” red buttons

#2 pencil

Parchment paper or fusing mat

iron/mat

Small Cutting Mat/Rotary Cutter/ Ruler

Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors

¼” foot

Zigzag foot

Open Toe Embroidery foot 

Edge Foot

Wonder clips*

Sewing machine in good working order with your slide on tray. 

Zigzag plate

Mettler 50wt cotton thread* to match each fabric. For example: I used white for the beard, red for the suit, cream for the face, and green for the trim and leaves. The bobbin should match your towel. 

505 Spray*

Needle and Thread to sew on Buttons

Microtex 80/12 needles*

 

*Order at Mel’s

**Pre-order at Mels’s

Download Supply List

 

Class Prep: Please iron on Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of your fabrics for the applique. Pre -order all supplies from Mel’s.