I bet you thought I gone awol again. I was in the middle of two sewing projects and knew at least one of them would be finished in time for Sunday’s blog.
One of our good friends, Jenny, is having a new kitchen installed. So, I thought I’d make her some pot holders to protect her new work tops.
She’s cat crazy (five at the last count – I think! – plus others that she fosters....) so knew she’d appreciate felines’ one way or another.
Instead of buying some fabric with cats on and making four pot holders in no time at all I wanted each of them to be different.
The plan was to appliqué four cat poses on to the pot holders. As I’m not that good of an artist I found Google had some great silhouette images of cats. After making a shortlist of seven pussy cats I eventually whittled it down to four. The winning felines’ were then rescaled to fit the size I wanted and a template printed out on paper.
Previously when I’ve appliquéd I’ve used felt for the image as it doesn’t fray. This time I wanted to use fabric. Rather than doing a narrow hem to stop the edges from fraying, I attached a piece of iron-on interfacing to the back of the fabric before I cut the cat out.
There are a couple of stray bits of thread that have escaped the interfacing but I rather like it as it looks cat’s fur.
I wasn’t sure what colour scheme Jenny was going for in her new kitchen so I just chose four colours that would work with the black and cream.
I hope she likes them....
Have a great week.
PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.