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PlumCrafty
« on: January 22, 2009 03:04:04 PM »

[I'm hoping this belongs on this board  Smiley]

For Christmas, I went on a hot water bottle cover making frenzy. With the increase in heating bills and the relative cheapness of "un-cosied" hot water bottles, they were a great winter pressie to make.

So without much ado, I give you....


The ones on the left and right were made from 100% fabric, the centre is also a cotton fabric but its a woven shirting (heavier weight than quilting cotton). Here are the close ups...


The pattern was simply tracing around the bottle itself and adding 1" all round. I made the bias tape myself out of the inside fabric.... that was a very steep learning curve! My hat is off to those who accomplish it much more neatly than I! Smiley

As always, I really appreciate all comments and feedback.
Happy viewing, happy crafting and happy new year!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 07:02:01 PM »

Great work, and great idea!  I love the one on the left, and I think I'm going to pick up some hot water bottles next time I stop at the drugstore!  By the way, I think your bias tape turned out great... that stuff is so difficult to execute, especially for those of us with crummy irons!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009 07:59:07 PM »

gorgous covers kate!

I want to knit a cover for mine, but now I think I shall sew one to Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 02:39:30 PM »

Thanks so much Joe-Anne; I always want to knit one but don't there are enough days left till Christmas for me to complete one knitted cosie! Wink


Thank you charm-city-coop, my iron is not fantastic either but what I have learnt is to make it extra wide! It also helps hide the fact that I can't cut straight!!! Cheesy
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