Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Pitcher Perfect!

 I saw this great idea in a UK embroidery and stitch magazine and just had to get creative and share with you today!

This is a fairly easy quick project to make a fabric pitcher to cover a jar and have your very own bespoke flower pitcher for any room in your home!

Here's what you'll need:

any clean glass jar
2 pieces of stiff fabric such as burlap or unwashed felted wool which fit around the jar plus extra
fabric for applique
threads for cross stitch and embroidery.

Cut your stiff fabric so that the height is about half an inch taller than the jar.
Next cut the spout shape\side out of the fabric
Find the middle of one side and appliqué on your chosen motif or cross stitch on a flower etc.
Pin these pieces right sides together and sew up.
Now cut two strips of stiff fabric for the handle and sew together.
Below is a picture of how it should look when finished, laying flat.

Fold down the top part of the handle and sew on firmly to the side of the pitcher. Repeat for the bottom part of the handle.

To finish the top edge and prevent ravelling, I used a blanket stitch on the edge.

This is my felt primitive pitcher version and in this one I added a doubled over piece of cotton fabric for interest.
I love blue and stars so I kept it simple with this appliqué!

 Here you can see how the handle is attached and how I added the coordinating fabric.

Now isn't that pitcher perfect?!! A pretty flower pitcher holder you can make for spring!

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  1. I love those. What a nead idea

  2. I love these. Such a unique idea.

  3. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! :D

    ~Michelle ^_^
    Delightful Handwork

  4. Well if that isn't just darling! I love the primitive look.
    Great job!
    Joy! Debbie

  5. Such a great idea, it really is a delight.

  6. Wow beautiful work!!! I like your blog!!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I follow you now!! I'm very happy if you do the same....
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  7. What a neat idea! Will have to do this one too! Love it! Visiting from ROI

  8. Christine, this is adorable! I am so in love with the pitcher :) Thanks for sharing your cleverness with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a joy to have you at the party. Hugs!

  9. So cute! I must give this a try. I have never seen this type of picture before and if mine turns out, I will have to make my aunt one also. I already know it. lol.
    Love it!

  10. that is such a cute idea, I love the star one with the use of the different fabrics!!

  11. A fabric pitcher - now THAT is one of the neatest ideas I've seen of late! I especially love the prim looking one with the star!

  12. Original and beautiful !!!!
    Thanks for your visit !
    Have a nice evening !

  13. This is so cute and it's just perfect for spring!!

  14. I love this idea! Yours turned out so pretty! Good job.

  15. You did a lovely job on this project!

  16. Hello, my friend! I just wanted to let you know that this beautiful post will be featured tomorrow at Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for joining the party. Happy hugs!


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