How-to: Sew a Nine-Patch Potholder Entirely from Stash and Upcycled Materials

iron the wrong side to lay the seams flatPiece the potholders by first sewing together each of the three squares in each row, then sewing the rows together, taking care to match the seams so that the corners of the nine-patch all line up. If they’re a little crooked, however, don’t fret–crooked is charming.

Flip each finished nine-patch over and iron the wrong side so that all the seams lay flat. You’re supposed to iron each seam right after you sew it, I know…but seriously? No.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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  1. Loved your simple but excellent idea for potholders. I’m gonna whip some up for myself and even make some for next year’s Christmas so, for a change, I’m ahead of the game. Instructions are well written, nicely illustrated and fun, as always.

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