Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pot Pinchers

Update 8-25-10: Linking to Hoo's Got Talent. Also linking to Someday Crafts.
This original pattern is actually a fish design - the pot pinchers are shaped/decorated like fish heads. And while that was what originally drew me to the pattern, I decided for the trial run pair I'd just make them kind of plain and I'm glad I did. I discovered several ways the pattern instructions could be improved. First, stack all the fabrics and insulbrite layers in the order needed and cut them out at one time instead of individually. Second, though the pattern calls for making your own bias binding, unless you really want a specific fabric, store-bought double fold binding would work just as good. Third, the pattern says the rickrack is optional - I think it's needed or something other type of embellishment or the edge looks unfinished. Will I make these again? Probably.


  1. These are really cute! I need some. Where did you find the original pattern or are you going to post your version? Happy Sewing! :o)

    Larri at Seams Inspired

  2. I ordered the fish head pot pinchers pattern from Clothide. Here is a pattern they are carrying that is very similar - just not "fishy": http://www.clotilde.com/list.html?criteria=pot+pinchers&x=27&y=2

    But check with your local quilt shop first because they may also have a pattern - the pot pinchers seem to be really popular right now.

  3. Love these! Especially the fabric with the red trim!