Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Potholder


Thanksgiving is in just a couple of weeks and if your not hosting this year, then a hostess gift would be nice to bring along to your gathering. How about a Thanksgiving Turkey Potholder?

Here's what you'll need:
Printed Pattern, (can be found here)
1/4 yard Brown Plaid Fabric for Feathers and Backing
Scraps of Brown Wood Grain and Brown Vine Fabric for Feathers
3" x 6" Cream Dot Fabric for Body
4" x 4" Gold Plaid Fabric for Wings
1" x 1" Red Fabric
5" Ribbon for Hanger
10" x 10" Fusible Fleece
1/4 yard Paper Backed Fusible Web
Black or Brown Thread

Instructions:
1. Begin by tracing the four feathers(marked by numbers on pattern), the body, the wings, beak, and waddler onto the fusible web. Iron feather 1 and 3 onto the vine fabric and feathers 2 and 4 onto the woodgrain. Iron the rest of the pieces to the corresponding fabrics using the image above.



2. Cut out two full turkeys/full feathers from the plaid. The full turkey/full feathers is the outer line of the printed pattern. Cut one of these from fusible fleece as well.

3. Peel the paper backing off of the four feathers and arrange them onto the full turkey. It will be opposite of the pattern that you traced. Iron in place.



4. Next, iron the body, followed by the wings, beak, and waddler.

5. Iron the fusible fleece to the back of the fabric. Place the backing on top of the turkey so that right sides are facing.

6. Fold the ribbon in half and tuck the folded side in between the two layers of fabric on one side for the hanger. Pin everything in place.

7. Leaving a 3" opening at the bottom of the turkey, use a 1/4" seam allowance to sew around the outer edge. Clip all of the curves and turn right sides out. Press.



8. Using free motion embroidery or a straight stitch sew around all of the appliqu├ęs to secure. Make a smile and two eyes with the thread as well.

Happy Thanksgiving!











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8 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer thanks so much for sharing your cute turkey! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in South Africa but I can sure make the pot holders for Christmas presents. Take care xx

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  2. I continue ot have problems when I try to download patterns from your projects. I have updated all info on the computer but it still is showing up blank when I try to download. ANy suggestions?
    Thanks

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  3. What a cute little guy. I will be making a couple of these to give as a little Thank You gift. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  4. Thank you. I will enjoy your creativity!

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  5. I love this little guy! I plan to make several of them for gifts. Of course, I'll make one for myself too.

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