I made this potholder using the Pretty Potholder tutorial and How to Sew with Bias Tape Tutorial from Prudent Baby for a Mother's Day gift. While I still like how it turned out okay, I will be sewing another one to redeem myself. :)
Pretty Potholder tutorial exactly, except for the front 8x8 square: sew together 4 scraps (2 middle pieces-3 x 8 in, 2 outside piece 2.5 x8) right sides together with a 1/2 in. inseam, press seams open, then continue with the tutorial.
For the back pieces, I used a solid green 8x8 and green for the back of the pocket as well (mostly because I was running out of fabric).
I must say it doesn't look too bad from far away, but if you look closer...
bunched up bias tape.
a bad corner or two.
and stitching that didn't get covered.
I know why all those mistakes happened and how to fix them, so that's good, I guess. I will be making another to redeem myself, but I won't plan on giving it to anyone, just in case. Usually I try to do a trial run on new projects that I plan on giving away, but time ran out. Oh and did I actually give this one as a gift? Of course. Hopefully she'll love it anyway.
More posts coming soon hopefully. I've been doing a lot of sewing lately, but haven't finished anything! I'll try to get myself in gear.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day (and had more success on your gifts than i did).