Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flat iron caddy

I found this idea posted from this website listing easy DIY projects.

Make a Travel Flat Iron Holder Out of a Pot Holder

I needed a project some novice sewists and this looked simple and practical. Indeed it is, but finding the cute pot holder presented a challenge. I found some I liked for $6, but I needed a less expensive option. The ones for less had undesirable kitchen images, like roosters and cooking pots. Then one of my brilliant sewing companions suggested using one of the kitschy ones and sewing the edges so the design was on the inside.

Off to Dollar Tree where I found them at two for a dollar. But how to embellish, they looked so plain.
I pulled out my scraps of fabrics that had been fused to Wonder Under, and started to play.
Here are two samples, one was turned inside out and fabrics were fused and stitched, the other used a larger piece of fabric which I fused right over the image, then did a zigzag stitch with variegated thread around the edge. 

 caddieswith iron

Glasses case anyone?

1 comment:

  1. This is so clever! I wondered as I began reading where you might find the "right" potholders. "Make it work" are the words of Tim Gunn on Project Runway... and so you did. I'm going to make one of these for the little Clover Mini Iron I use for fusible projects. I never know where to put that thing, and the resting device attached to it is not so stable. This will be perfect. Thanks.