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Recycle a favorite pair of jeans into a handy hot pad in minutes! All you need to make this fresh and fun project are one back section from a pair of jeans, a few colorful scraps, notions, cotton and insulated batting, and your sewing machine!

In this Learn, Make, Create! episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, sewing expert Sherry Duncan will demonstrate how to make this hot pocket project. It's a clever way to brighten your kitchen and upcycle jeans at the same time.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Sew and turn 3-D motifs.
  • Fussy cut.
  • Work with templates.
Hot Pad Size: 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Materials:
  • Scrap orange/white dots fabric
  • 5" x 8" rectangle green/white dots fabric
  • 2 1/2" by fabric width strip blue dot for binding
  • 1 back section from denim jeans
  • 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" backing rectangle
  • 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" needlepunched insulating batting*
  • 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" cotton batting
  • Scraps of batting for flower and leaves
  • Thread
  • 3/4" white shank button
  • 3/4" plastic ring (optional)
  • Template material
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Insul-Bright® needlepunched insulated batting from The Warm Company used to make sample. Skill Level: Confident beginner
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