Kristen Couse aka cakehouse joins us this week to show us how to make a patchwork trivet for your table. You can spice up your home decor, whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or a potluck with friends!
Things you will need to make your patchwork trivet:
- A piece of fleece, felt, or old wool blanket (for the inside)
- A piece of large fabric (for the back)
- Some small square or rectangular fabric scraps (for the patchwork)
- Sewing needles
- Fabric shears
- Sewing Machine
- 2 Pieces of paper or tracing paper
How to make your holiday patchwork trivet:
- Draw your pattern onto a sheet of paper or download this pattern and print it out.
- Trace a slightly smaller leaf from the pattern on a separate piece of paper.
- Pin the larger pattern onto the backing fabric and the smaller one to the felt/wool interior.
- Cut out the patterns from the fabric.
- Unpin the paper patterns from the fabric and set them aside.
- Sew the interior onto the backing fabric along the edge, allowing about a quarter inch.
- Lay out your fabric scraps in the arrangement that you want to have on your trivet and re-use the bigger paper pattern to determine the overall size.
- Overlap the fabric and stitch them together into rows.
- Iron the rows.
- Stitch the rows together.
- Iron the whole thing.
- Pin the bigger pattern on and cut the pattern out of the patchwork.
- Sew the patchwork onto the backing fabric with the outside facing in and leave a space at the bottom.
- Flip the fabric inside out through the opening at the bottom and use a paintbrush or a letter opener to push the corners out.
- Stitch up the bottom using a blind stitch.
- If you want you can add a stem by stitching it onto the outside, or embroider veins into the leaf as a finishing touch.