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.