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Topic: Calorie free cupcakes *Now with tutorial*  (Read 3810 times)
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« on: December 06, 2011 10:12:18 PM »

I saw these at a craft show and just had to recreate them.



Take one part batting and two parts fabric, mix and bake. Top generously with different colored "frosting" and you have these adorable cupcake hotpads.




I made up my own pattern from looking at a picture online and experimented with seam allowances till I got a size I liked. They are super fun to make and a great way to show off all your different fabrics.

I was asked for a tutorial on how to make these.

1. First you need to make a pattern. I used leftover tissue paper from a shirt patern I had, there is always a big section of extra it seems. You need one for the body and one for the "frosting".

2. Cut out 2 pieces for the body and 2 pieces for the frosting. I like to cut out a bunch at a time and pin them together to see how the colors work. That way if I dont like how they look together I can rearange.

3. You also need to cut out batting. I use 2 pieces for the body and one for the frosting, if you use 2 for the frosting it gets too bulky to trun properly.

4. Put the fabric right side together with the batting on the outside, like the bread of a sandwich.

5. Sew and turn, cliping curves for smooth turning. I leave the bottom open for turning on the back and the side of frosting. Quilt the bottom part for extra stability. I use just a straight stitch but you can always use a fancier stitch. I dont quilt the frosting but thats a personal choice.     

6. Sew the frosting around the outside of the top, leaving the scallops open for your hand.

7. Bake something so you can enjoy your cute new potholder.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011 02:48:15 AM »

They are very cute, I love the lace cupcake holder
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011 03:47:16 AM »

Very cool--I like them both!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011 03:53:53 AM »

a Bit less padding an you would have a pretty great mug rug!
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011 04:32:06 AM »

What does the back look like?
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011 06:02:55 AM »

You did a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011 11:27:42 AM »

These are so cute! Great job!
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oh i finally feel it, the stitching of beautiful seams
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011 04:57:35 PM »

What does the back look like?

The back is the same fabric as the bottom.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011 06:52:59 PM »

Thanks.  My friend saw a post of similar cupcake pot holders on Pinterest, and wanted me to recreate them, but I haven't been able to envision the back of them, so I haven't worked on them.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011 09:48:40 PM »

Oh they are super easy, I can do a tute if youd like.
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