Sewing hot pads has never been easier and more fun with these fabric trivets! These super useful homemade trivets are a great beginners project and perfect idea to use up some of those fabric scraps! If you’ve been looking for fabric twine projects, this is one you won’t want to skip!
How To Make Fabric Trivets
Remember when I made this lovely fabric twine using some of my fabric scraps? I actually had a larger project in mind for those fabric twine spools but as always, life got in the way. The days went by and a few months after, I realized I may never get to complete that project! So I thought I’d better put that beautiful twine to a good use as soon as possible. So I made these super easy, super fun fabric trivets!
Making trivets with your sewing machine using fabric twine is not only easy and useful (I don’t know about you but I never have enough trivets on hand!). But this is also the perfect sewing project to practice your zig-zag stitch. Also a nice opportunity to use jeans needles and thread, if your fabric twine is pretty thick like mine was.
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With these fabric trivets project you will be able to make a bunch of homemade trivets in just minutes, create something useful and decorative while improving your sewing skills. These rustic trivets will add a personal touch to your kitchen and are as cute as a button! And these cute hot pads could make a great homemade gift idea for your friends and family that love spending time in the kitchen.
When sewing my fabric trivets I basically used the same technique I applied to these rope bowls and I stopped at lifting the base and supporting it against the machine. In other words, I’ve pretty much sewn the base; it’s that easy!
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- fabric twine (get the tutorial to make your own here)
- jeans needle (if your twine is thick, otherwise use a regular, woven needle)
- jeans thread (if your twine is thick, otherwise use a regular, woven needle)
- sewing machine
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- Take the fabric twine and coil it into a small circle, using pins to keep it in place. Remove the pins as you sew.
- Keep the rope hanging on the floor, on your right hand side with the coil on the left under the foot & needle.
- Set your machine to a wide zig zag stitch that will capture both sides of the twine. Don’t sew too tight as the trivet will tend to curl up as it grows.
- Stitch the trivet until you reach the desired size.
- Tightly sew the end of the twine onto the trivet and finish with a few securing stitches.
- And you’re done!
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