Patterns

Last Chance to Get the Handmade with Love Pattern Bundle!

(This bundle sale has officially expired, but you can check out Ultimate Bundles to see what else they have coming up!)

Just popping in to let you know that this is your last chance to grab the Handmade with Love Pattern Bundle!

This bundle includes both my Retro Rucksack and Penfield Pocket Tote, along with dozens of other patterns, ebooks, and courses—all for$29.97! (But with all of those patterns, it’s worth over $1000!)

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Handmade with Love Pattern Bundle | Radiant Home Studio

I reviewed several of the projects earlier this year. (An indigo dyeing course, a butterfly embroidery pattern, and more!)

We’ve really enjoyed the bundle as a family. My girls have different crafting skills and interests than me, so they’ve been able to use things I would have overlooked. I’ve also tried a few new things, and I haven’t even gotten to that weaving course yet! We have plenty of projects to keep us busy all winter!

Indigo Embroidered Tote Bag | Butterfly Pattern from I Heart Stitch Art | Radiant Home Studio

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Patterns, Sewing

Handmade Potholders from the Flower City Pattern Testers

As always, pattern testers are amazing! They really help clarify instructions and perfect the pattern. The Flower City Potholders pattern is better because of their hard work and ideas. 

They have some great creative twists, with patchwork and paper pieced sections. I hope they inspire you to try the potholders and add your own creative ideas!

Here are a few Flower City Potholders made by my testers:

This beautiful set was made by Colleen. Her quilting lines are perfect! You can see her other sewing projects @skootchover on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Margareth made her square potholders with some beautiful paper pieced designs from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage quilt book. (that’s an affiliate link) And then she used some hexie flowers from her unfinished project pile to embellish the double-pocket potholder, which you can see @maggiemadebags on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Blocks | Paper Pieced | Radiant Home Studio

Kristin made a lovely set of coordinating potholders and oven mitt. I love the autumn tones and contrast binding she chose. She also took a great side photo of the oven mitt so you can see the thumb joint. You can see more of her pretty sewing projects @watersidehearth on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Daryl is always quick to finish her sewing projects. I love how she matched the fabric to her bowls perfectly! This is the best part about making your own kitchen linens…you can always find the perfect match! See more of Daryl’s sewing @patchoulimoonstudio on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Julie used this “eye-catching” fabric for a fun take on potholders. I like the contrasting white binding on the dark fabric. You can see more of Julie’s makes (clothes and kids stuff too!) @isewdoncjesuis on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Margaret used a solid blue linen with some pink and orange accents. You can see her lovely quilting and sewing projects @mcglen on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Laura made these pretty potholders that will add some fun color to her kitchen. Laura shares her sewing projects @stitchesbylaura on Instagram. 

Flower City Potholders | Radiant Home Studio


Susi sewed her potholders using some fun scraps she had left! Maybe the soccer mom in your life would enjoy a themed oven mitt like this one. Susi shares more projects @junglepearls on Instagram.

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio

Danette tried out the extra patchwork directions and was able to use up some coordinating scraps to make these happy potholders! She shares more projects at Nettie Sews

Flower City Potholder Set | Kitchen Gifts | Radiant Home Studio
Patterns

Introducing the Flower City Potholders Sewing Pattern

It’s been a while, but today I’m introducing a new sewing pattern! The Flower City Potholders sewing pattern is a simple and modern potholder set for your kitchen. It includes a basic square potholder with a pocket, a long double-pocket potholder for casserole dishes, and a stylish oven mitt.

Flower City Potholders | Modern Potholder Sewing Pattern | DIY Hot Pads and Oven Mitt | Radiant Home Studio

You may be wondering, why a potholder pattern when there are so many freebies out there? Last year, when I looked for a simple potholder pattern with clear directions, I struggled to find something modern and quick, that also including great instructions and safety information. I created a free tutorial for the square potholder and it quickly became one of my most popular posts ever.

In the Flower City Potholders pattern, I streamlined the instructions, created diagrams, and added the coordinating oven mitt and double-pocket potholder. I’ve updated the binding technique and instructions to simplify the sewing process for beginners.

Flower City Potholders | DIY Sewing Pattern for Kitchen | Radiant Home Studio

Personally, I think it’s nice to actually use the items I make for my home. I wanted something easy to make, so I didn’t mind getting them dirty and making new ones, while still adding a beautiful handmade touch to my home.

While the freebie potholder pattern is still good, I know you’ll appreciate the printable pattern pieces, including alignment notches and quilting lines, as well as the step-by-step illustrations and coordinating designs.

In addition, the pattern includes bonus instructions for making your own bias binding from a fat quarter and instructions for patchwork piecing sections of the potholders. 

These make beautiful & practical housewarming gifts for your friends, so please make some and share them!

You may also use the pattern to make and sell potholders for craft fairs and home-based business. 

Read more about the Flower City Potholder pattern and purchase it here. 

Patterns, Sewing

Penfield Pocket Tote Testers

Monday, I released the Penfield Pocket Tote pattern. I’m grateful to the many testers who provided feedback on this pattern. It’s a volunteer job, and I so appreciate the time and effort these ladies put in to helping make this pattern the best it can be!

I have a few to share with you today. Each tote has a distinct personality. Hopefully their bags will inspire you to make your own Penfield Pocket Tote that reflects your personality.

The first tote was made by Carrie. She used waxed canvas for the exterior and leather for the straps. I really like that this bag is mostly neutral, with a pop of fun fabric on the pocket. The waxed canvas and leather will be extremely durable!

Penfield Pocket Tote | by Carrie | Radiant Home Studio

Margareth made this fun, but classic bag with faux leather and a vintage style fabric. The front pocket is a great place to display some of your favorite fabrics like Margareth did!

Penfield Pocket Tote | by Margareth | Radiant Home Studio

Chiaki made her tote with soft colors and linen. It’s not only beautiful, but the stitching on the straps and topstitching is perfect!

Penfield Pocket Tote | by Chiaki | Radiant Home Studio

Tammy used some bright, fun fabric paired with solid black. The vinyl accents on this tote are very classy. Tammy also tested the pattern using foam interfacing. Though it isn’t listed on the pattern instructions, foam will work well if you prefer a very structured tote.

Penfield Pocket Tote | by Tammy | Radiant Home Studio

Becki made her tote in coordinating canvas. She tested the bag without stabilizer for a more casual, slouchy look. This looks like it would be perfect for hauling groceries or library books!

Penfield Pocket Tote Testers | by Becki | Radiant Home Studio

And this floral and gingham tote was made by Colleen. I love the subtle exterior with the bright lining. The contrasting fabrics in Colleen’s lining really help to showcase the pockets.

Penfield Pocket Tote | by Colleen | Radiant Home Studio

As I said before, I’m thankful for all of their hard work! I hope their different bag styles get you thinking about what fabrics you would use and inspire you to make a Penfield Pocket Tote of your own!