Decorating your house, probably like any woman. And if it comes to the kitchen, there is simply inexhaustible imagination. Yes and apply their own skills to handmade jewelry cuisine is always possible. For example, sewing kitchen tack. These cute little things can be a great decorative ornaments, touching and useful gift, or even serve as practical. Very interesting and "rustic" look like pot holders, made in the style of patchwork. Products produced small in size and used to make them can be even the smallest scraps.
So patchwork in any its version applicable for sewing kitchen tack. They can be quilted (in the technique of quilting) may be round or rectangular (traditional patchwork) or even in the shape of mittens or a Crazy in the style of patchwork. Let's see how it all into practice.
A simple square patchwork potholder
The easiest way to use a patchwork for the manufacture of square tack. You can choose any known pattern, and you can come up with your own pattern, focusing on the number of patches and colors. Let's try to do the simplest tack patchwork of two types of tissue. For this we need eight square with side flaps ten centimeters and inlay for edging. Beechku can take a ready to use for this purpose thin satin ribbon, or cut oblique Bakey from any suitable tissue. And to make the bump between the webs tack pad of conventional thermal or batting.
Naturally, the first material should be wet or washed, dried and ironed. Then cut out the flaps and fold them in pairs (two different pieces) face. Now every couple of patches worn down and iron out the seams. Then we sew two pairs, making sure that the squares are staggered, and then iron out the seams.
We've got two small square cloth, consisting of four patches (each). We take this track and add up the wrong side, and put the gasket between the webs the size pot holders. After that, all the layers of shear pins and stitch along the lines of making the connection flaps (do stitch seam in the seam). Now you only have to sheathe the edge inlay, the length of which shall be equal to the length of all sides tack plus seven to ten centimeters in the loop. Getting sheathing from one of the corners of tack, paving Bakey evenly around the perimeter of the square. The remaining "tail" stitched by Bakey on edge and wrap it loop, the end of which we sew by hand.
Quilted square potholder
Quilting does not have to be made of rags. There is a very interesting technique called quilting. This stitch or American patchwork. Try to make these pot holders and kitchen, made of whole pieces of fabric and decorated with bulk stitches. For one tack we need two square flap of the same size, batting pads and inlay for edging.
Start sewing with the fact that the fabric and batting cut out a square of the same size. The first flap is put on the table, wrong side up, it laid the batting, and the top flap has a second face up. We chop off our "sandwich" pins and proceed to stitch. If you are not confident in their abilities, you can, at first, cause line stitches on the fabric with a pencil (or soap), and secondly, on these lines can make an easy basting. Just keep in mind that the thread of the outline may be stuck in the machine line.
So do stitches. This can be a simple lattice (direct or oblique). It can be smooth curved lines, located as we like (or out), but you can quilt and some specific pattern (flowers, butterflies, hearts, honey, maple leaf). If you are using plaid fabric, make a stitch in a cage. If the fabric is printed with a large pattern, then lay the stitch in his path. In a monochromatic fabric will look good either straight or curly stitch.
Now handled tack inlay edge and make a loop. And for a spectacular view of the article, you can round the corners of our patchwork pot holders, simply cut the excess fabric with scissors, and then to sheathe the edge binding. In this case, better to take a ready-made oblique Bakey or carve it from the contrasting fabric.
Potholder in the form of heart
A great way to use a patchwork, not only to decorate your own kitchen, but also for making a gift to the Valentine day. You say that such a patchwork valentine not suitable as a gift to the beloved? But first, to give heart-tack can be not only a man, and secondly, many of them gladly, spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
So tack sew a heart, using the popular patchwork. Choose a fabric of two colors. We need a solid color cotton or satin and fabric with a pattern (cell, flowers, polka dots, or something else). It is preferable to use for such heart tissue of red, pink, orange, purple tones. Another thread will need to match the fabric, cardboard template, pins, batting pads and inlay for edging.
From cardboard cut out a pattern in the form of heart, put it on the fabric and cut two pieces of different colors. Now the very start sewing: Fold fabric wrong side, shearing bulavochkami and cut into three parts by a sloping straight lines, cut-off side of the heart. As a result, the average of the patchwork heart should get a trapezoid with curly ends (one end - the bottom corner of a heart, the second - top-notch checkmark). After this change the hearts midway places and get two paintings, in which the middle part will be of the same fabric, and the side of the other.
Now sew patches. First, we add up the average flap with one of bokovushek front side, aligning the edge of the cut, and make the connection line and then sew and also a third of the heart. Due to the edge of the seam allowance will turn a bit rough, but it's not terrible: just trim the outline of a heart with scissors.
Now cut out the pattern for the heart lining and fold all the layers of the future patchwork pot holders, hold them together with pins. After that, you must stitch the layers along the contour of the heart, stepping back from the edge of five millimeters, and treat tack binding. Collar can be made from the same Bakey or tape, put it between the layers lining the tips, but it must be done before stitching layers and sequin inlay.
Tack - pinwheel
No, they did not turn around to be. Just here patchwork is used as a technique for creating a pattern of pre-sewn strips of fabric. Patches do we do triangular potholder and she will have a hexagonal patterned-spinner. So, for the manufacture of such a tack patchwork fabric we need two colors: Plain and printed. Of the tissue is cut wide strips of about eight centimeters (can be smaller, counting the width of the height of the triangular flap). Now add up the band right sides, grind them along one edge, making allowance in five millimeters, and iron out the seam.
Then, using a ruler-corner (sixty degree angle) to cut out triangles. First, put the corner, aligning the top of the upper edge of the strip, and then turn over the top of it and combine with the lower edge of the strip. The result is a two-colored rags-triangles with colorful and monochromatic top. Such flaps, we need twelve pieces: six for each side patchwork pot holders. Sort flaps of six identical triangles.
Next, we need to add flaps (with self-colored top), forming a hexagonal blocks. We are doing it this way. Put the flap pointing upwards. To his right, put a monochromatic triangle apex to the right and upward. Applied thereto flap monochromatic apex to the right and down. The first put the bottom flap triangle (aligning the base) apex of the left and top, place them next to the apex of the flap to the left and down, and the latter have a triangle point downwards. As a result, our unit was formed drawing a colorful pinwheel. Now sew patches: first triangle top portion of the block, then the lower portion of the triangles, and then grinds both halves of the long sides. Stitches razutuyuzhivaem.
Similarly, the act and the party with the second flaps by stitching unit with a monotonous pattern-turntable. Now cut out of the batting pad shaped potholders and put all the layers in this order: first, put the batting, and his one piece face up to it and the second item face down. Shear pins layers (so they shifted) and stitched by them on the perimeter of tack, leaving neprostrochenny site for eversion products. Now remove the pins, cut the seam allowances to almost, incised in their corners to turn out and tack. Iron, insert loop between layers in neproshitom site and sutured it manually. Starting from the center of tack making stitch seam in the seam and, if desired, put a decorative stitch on the edge of our patchwork pot holders.
Potholders - gloves
You can use a patchwork techniques and how to perform the traditional tack as mittens. Please collect a patchwork fabric in the traditional technique. Start sewing with cutting out the little square patches that collect in the band, and then sew the band in the whole fabric and iron out the seams. Now cut out the cardboard template in the form of gloves and cut out one piece of patchwork fabric, two pieces of batting and three parts of a piece of fabric to the wrong side of potholders.
Start sewing gloves halves. To the rear of the layers add up the monotonous item face down, batting, and his patchwork face-up detail. Sostrachivaem shear layers and gloves on a path with a small allowance. Now just sew detail to the inside of the gloves from plain patterns and batting. Then in the field rounded contours do nazdrezy-notches on the allowances, and at the junction of the thumb general allowance carefully cut.
Next, add up the two faces of the workpiece and sew them on a path mittens, leaving open the wrist. After that gut-wrenching gloves and treat the open edge inlay or braid made of her tail loop. That's all for patchwork pot holders, oven mitts patchwork.
Actually very patchwork and quilting is the best suited for the production of tack. Prihvatochki should be dense and thick to protect hands from hot pots and pans. A multi-layered patchwork fabric perfectly cope with this task. So sewing tack can become not only a pleasant pastime, but profitable occupation. On the one hand you will find the use of unnecessary pieces of cloth, and on the other you get the correct and practical thing for the kitchen. If sewing is your hobby, try to apply their skills in the production of useful and nice kitchen tack. Incidentally, the novice seamstress can successfully master the patchwork on such small products. Good luck and success!