Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bridal Gift Set

Last Sunday evening, my twin girls and I attended a bridal shower for a sweet girl who is getting married in May.  She is a young lady who was in our College and Career Class at church when my husband and I helped with leading/teaching the class.  We are so sad to have to miss the wedding as our niece is getting married the same day but we really enjoyed spending time with her at her shower!

I decided to put together a gift set for the "bride to be" with all sewn items.  My one daughter and I picked out the fabric together and she even made the card to give with the gift.

The first item is a half apron with a pocket.  I have used this TUTORIAL from Fort Worth Fabric Studio before and really enjoyed sewing it so I used it again.  I loved how it turned out!

It is a lined apron and it is also reversible.  

The next item that I made was microwavable bowl holders.  These are all cotton fabric, thread and a special batting on the inside call Wrap and Zap made especially for use in the microwave so it won't catch on fire.  You can put your bowl of leftovers, oatmeal, etc. in the holder and then put it in the microwave so that when you take it out, it won't burn your hands to do so!  I used this TUTORIAL by Happy Hours Stitches to make mine.  I made one using 12" squares and the smaller one with 10" fabric squares. This is also my favorite hostess gift to give.  These are also reversible.

Lastly, I made a set of pot pinchers/potholders.  For these I used a layer of cotton batting on the inside AND a layer of Insulbright which helps to protect against the heat.  I used this TUTORIAL from Sew Can She but made a couple of minor changes.  I didn't make mine from patchwork pieces...I used solid pieces of fabric and I made mine a little smaller.  I used my copier to reduce the size down to 78% of the original pattern pieces and it was perfect.  If you like bigger potholders, then it will be perfect as is.

What the other side looks like.....

I hope she enjoys making meals with them for herself and her new husband!

Do you have something that you always like to give for bridal showers? I would love to hear what your favorite things are!

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