I was pleased as punch when Jennifer asked me to be a part of the 12 gifts of Christmas blog hop! I was excited to learn I'd be in good company too, just have a look at this line up!
Friday, October 14- Jennifer/ Ellison Lane Quilts
Saturday, October 15- Ayumi/Pink Penguin
Sunday, October 16- Amy/ Lots of Pink Here
Monday, October 17- Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday, October 18- Penny/Sew Take a Hike
Wednesday, October 19- Kati/From the Blue Chair
Thursday, October 20- Lee/Freshly Pieced
Friday, October 21- Elizabeth/Don't Call Me Betsy
Saturday, October 22- Melanie/Texas Freckles
Sunday, October 23- Lindsay/Craft Buds
Monday, October 24- Amanda/A Crafty Fox
Tuesday, October 25-Vanessa/Little Big Girl Studio
Each blog will be posting an awesome gift tutorial, and having a giveaway for a GC to a fabric shop. Make sure and leave a comment on Jennifer's tutorial for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 GC to the fabric worm!
On to the tutorial!
I had been saving bottle caps all summer (we drink a lot of Reed's Extra Ginger beer around here. It's non-alcoholic and if you like ginger, you won't be disappointed if you pick some up!) for a trivet, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make sure I actually made something with them instead of well, you know, just having good intentions to make something with them!
What you will need:
- 28 bottle caps
- 30 mm clover yoyo maker
- 28 fabric circles approximately 3.25" round (I used 12 pink ones for the points and 16 scrappy ones for the center square)
- needle and thread and a water soluble pen
What you will do:
1. Arrange your bottle caps and choose and cut your fabrics.
2. Using a double threaded needle, make your fabric covered caps by making a yoyo, and right before you cinch your thread and tie your knot, insert the bottle cap right side down into the yoyo.
Finish cinching your thread and tie your knot. Make sure you don't pull on the thread too hard, or it might break. Hide the thread tail in the yoyo by reinserting the needle into the same area that the knot is in, and pull the needle through the yoyo edge. Cut the thread close to the yoyo.
3. Lay your bottle caps out in a pleasing manner and mark on the top of the cap where they touch with a water soluble pen. This will help you to know approximately where to insert and bring your needle through the yoyo.
4. Sew your bottle caps together by inserting the needle into the INSIDE of the yoyo and aligning the exit point on the lower edge of the bottle cap, with the dot on the top of the bottle cap.
Then insert the needle into the next bottle cap FROM THE OUTSIDE, aligning the entrance point on the lower edge of the bottle cap and with the dot on the top of the bottle cap.
Continue sewing the bottle caps together in this manner, until they are all sewn together.
Here is a view of the back of my trivet once the bottle caps were all sewn together:
5. Dab the water soluable pen off the top of the bottle caps, and there you have it! A wonderful trivet to give as a gift!
why don't you come on over and join in my sewtakeahike patterns and tutorials group on flickr and post your creations made with my patterns, I'd love to see you there!
Then, for your chance to win a $25 GC to the Fat Quarter Shop,
leave one comment on this post! I'll choose a winner on Oct 26th!
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!