Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Potholder Kitchen Towel Combo

On December 2nd our church ladies group, the Harvester Class had our annual Christmas Dinner.  Usually we have a potluck in the church social hall, but in December we always go out to eat and exchange gifts.  We draw names beforehand but keep it a secret.   Lots of fun!

I made these "Potholder-Kitchen Towel" combos as gifts for each of the ladies.  They were so simple and quick and inexpensive to make.

The potholder wasn't exactly what I was looking for but for some reason there are absolutely no solid potholders in green or blue to be bought right now.  Maybe everybody snatched them up for Christmas gifts.  Don't know.

I had gotten a pack of 6 kitchen towels at Wal-mart for $5.  You cut them in half so I got 12 from the pack.  Just the number I needed!  I got the potholders at the Dollar Tree.  They came in pack of 2 for $1.

Figure in the thread and tax and each combo only cost about $1 but was still a good quality, useful gift that I put my time (sewing and hunting those potholders!) and love into.

Here is a picture to show how I put them together.  First, cut each towel in half.  I sewed the potholder and towel with the wrong sides together.  I then flipped the towel down and top-stitched it to hold it down a little flatter.

Easy, easy and the ladies enjoyed them. 

I also bought some Christmas towels but as of yet have found potholders that I want to use.  The search goes on...

Linking to:
Homemaking Link-up
We Did It Wednesday
Wendesday at Tea Rose Home
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Simple Pleasures
Sew & Tell Friday
Fantabulous Friday
Made By You Monday
Making Your Home Sing
Homemaker Monday
Fabric Tuesday
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  1. Colletta, this is such a simple, but useful gift. My mom is good with her hands and has made me a few "customized" pieces for my kitchen. So special.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I'm really amazed at how creative so many of you are...these are really nice.

  3. Hi Coletta, you are a very crafty lady! That looks really great :-)
    blessings in Christ..Trish

  4. I love creative and THRIFTY people! This is a great gift. I hope you find Christmas pot holders so you can makke more with the Christmas towels.

    I'm so glad you shared this!

  5. Great little gift idea !!!
    thanks for sharing

  6. Great idea! Love how it turned out! Thanks for linking to quiltstory!


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