Us creative people generally love to cook just as much as sewing or knitting, it really is a different outlet for creativity in many ways. This week we would like to show how all of our mad skills can complement each other... using our sewing and knitting skills to help to kit us out in the kitchen
Pattern of the week
Cook in Vintage style with this absolutely adorable apron. Impress your friends and family with your fashion skills before impressing them with your awesome cooking skills.
As a rather messy chef, the one thing I love about the vintage style aprons is that the skirt is fuller and goes more around the sides, not just covering up the front, so that is one of the things that I really wanted to incorporate into the design of this apron.
Sewing find of the week
We love our cross stitch patterns, they are handmade with love! One of our absolute favorites is the cute strawberry, which can be embroidered onto all your kitchen and home goodies to add a little something different.
This set of two patterns includes an incredibly complex strawberry design, as well as a very quick and easy design.
A new service that we are offering, turn your favourite memories and pictures into cross stitch patterns. Click on the image for more information.
Tutorial of the week
Super Easy Oven Mitts
What you will need
- A5 sheet of paper, a ruler and a pencil for creating your pattern
- +-30” / 75cm of woven, cotton ribbon or bias binding (for the edging)
- 10” / 25cm width of fabric at least 30” / 75cm long
- Quilting / padding / thick fleece (for the inner heatproof padding) 10” / 25cm width by 6” / 15cm length
- On your piece of paper, trace out a rectangle that is 20cm x 12cm / 8” x 5”. Draw a line down the center of your pattern.
- In one corner, draw a curved edge.
- Cut out your pattern. Fold it in half, and then in half again (so that it’s a quarter) and cut all 4 corners along the curved corner you had previously made
- Cut out your fabric. Cut four sections of fabric using the full pattern. Cut out 4 sections of fabric using half the pattern.
- Use two sections of the fabric to cut out your padding. (creating the inner side of your mitts)
- On your four half sections, along the edge without curved corners, sew a hem by folding your fabric to the wrong side by 1cm / 3/8”. Fold over a second time and stitch flat.
- Take the half sections and place them on top of a full section (wrong side of half section against right side of full sections. (creating the outer side of your mitts)
- Pin these to the fabric sections you had used to cut out your padding (wrong side against padding) so that you are sandwiching all the layers together. Stitch all the sections together, joining all of your fabric and padding sections together.
- Measure out two sections of ribbon / bias binding, 10cm / 4” long. With it folded in half, stitch it closed.
- Fold this ribbon section in half and baste it to one of the corners of your oven mitts, on the outer side.
- Sew your ribbon / bias binding, right side against outer section of mitt, as close to the edge as possible.
- Fold over the raw edges and using a small zigzag stitch, sew your binding edges flat.
Your brand new oven mitts are now ready to use!