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Flowerpot Cozies

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.


Dress up classic terracotta flowerpots with embroidered fabric cozies. Garden-theme embroidery designs add personality and style to your flowerpots -- whip one up for Mother's Day, as a birthday present, or for your own garden.
 


Project Needs & Notes

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Flowerpot
- 1/4 yard sturdy cotton fabric like denim, twill, or lightweight canvas
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Sew-on Velcro
- Tape

Designs used in this tutorial include F2777, Spring into Color and Bloom and H2048, If Friends Were Flowers - Curved.

Sizing Notes:

Each of the embroidered cozies have been sized to fit specific flowerpots.
Large: 6" diameter opening, 3 1/2" bottom, 5 1/4" height
Small: 4 1/2" diameter opening, 2 1/2" bottom, 3 7/8" height

This project was featured in the following:
Garden Party Lookbook


Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

To get started, download and print a .PDF of the pattern:

- Large pattern
- Small pattern

Each pattern has two pieces and will print on two pieces of paper.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.
Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.
Cut a piece of sturdy cotton fabric a bit larger than the pattern piece.

Lay the pattern piece on top of the fabric, pin in place, and trace the shape using an air-erase pen.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.
A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Center the template on the fabric.
Mark the center point and the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.
Remove the template.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together, aligning the marks on the hoop with the marks on the fabric.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

To prepare the back of the cozy, lay the embroidered front piece on top of a second piece of fabric, right sides together.

Pin in place, and cut around the shape of the front piece.

Sew a 1/4" seam along the top, bottom, and one end -- leave the other end open for turning.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

Turn the cozy right side out; press.

Turn the fabric of the opening in 1/2"; press.

Top-stitch a 1/8" seam around the entire outer edge of the cozy.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

Cut strips of sew-on Velcro (of both the hook and loop sides) a bit shorter than each end of the cozy.

Pin one piece to the left end of the embroidered side of the cozy. Pin the remaining piece to the right end of the back side of the cozy.

Sew a seam around the edges of each piece of Velcro.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

Wrap the cozy tightly around the pot and press in place using the Velcro.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

There are special curved border designs that fit perfectly in the pattern shapes. Use the same process as above when positioning the template, embroidering the design, and constructing the cozy.

Free project instructions on how to create flowerpot cozies.

Make several of these fabric flowerpot cozies for a garden full of beautiful embroidery.

Use to decorate your home, or give to a friend to enjoy!

Flowerpot Cozies



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Products used in this Project:

Spring into Color and Bloom $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.86" x 2.36"

If Friends Were Flowers - Curved $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

8.72" x 2.43" | 5.67" x 1.59"

Spring into Color Flower $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.14" x 3.87"

Spring into Color Butterfly $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.85" x 3.09"

Spring into Color and Grow $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.86" x 3.75"

Spring into Color and Smile $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.86" x 3.21"

Spring into Color and Shine $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.81" x 3.78"

Spring into Color Heart $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.86" x 3.58"

Spring into Color Bluebird $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.86" x 2.60"

Daisy Border - Curved $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

9.17" x 2.28" | 5.98" x 1.46"