How to make a Teapot Trivet or Placemats
||Here's a photo of two piece pattern. When I
did this pictorial I was making two trivets. You'll see the fabric
changes. Cut two of each pattern piece, batting and back-side lining to
keep the fuzz from clogging your machine.
|After you have sewn, turned and top
stitched the handle, use the two photos below to place the handle.
First place the handle where you'd like it to be.
||Once you've put the handle in its place,
flip it over so that the ends face the seam area. Now you're ready to make
| The back lining, batting, first teapot face
up and handle are in place. Now put the second teapot face down in the
stack and sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam. leave a space open at
the bottom to turn the trivet inside out.
Clip close to the seam
before you turn.
|The photo on the left shows the turned,
pressed and pinned trivet ready to be top stitched. The photo on the right
shows the trivet's edges top stitched and a decorative heart stitched in the
|These trivets are not decorated with a teapot
button at the knob. Of course you can do that! The Teapot Placemat shows
that decoration. When you look at the placemat you can see the similar
shape. Yes! You can do this!