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Burlap Clay Pot Covers

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Author Precious Patterns
Price $4.49
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Instructions are given to make burlap covers for 4”, 6” and 8” clay pots (the finished covers are a little larger than the pots). The covered pots make wonderful gifts – clay pots can be filled with plants, candy, lollipops, pencils, etc. Instructions are also included for making the covers a little sturdier so they can be used as storage containers without the clay pots inside. Think of the possibilities: resuable grocery sacks, treat bags, reusable gift bag, and much more!

Covers can be made with a single handle like a basket, or handles at the sides, or without handles (handles are for looks only unless they are being used for storage containers with something lightweight inside). Covers can be left plain for an earthy look or instructions are included to appliqué fabric rectangles. Floral fabrics were used for sample appliqués. Holiday fabrics can be used for the appliqués and they will make fun containers or baskets for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc. Other appliqué ideas would be to print photos on fabric, use chalkboard fabric and write a message, or use a shape like a ladybug, bee or butterfly (patterns for shapes are NOT included). Zig zag stitching was used to sew around sample appliqués or the blanket stitch can be hand embroidered around the edges for a sweet primitive look.

This four page PDF e-pattern includes measurements for cutting burlap covers & appliqué rectangles, detailed materials list, clear instructions written in English, and step-by-step photographs.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a burlap clay pot cover. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Dillashaw, Patricia
on March 30th, 2014


by Gilbert , Mia
on October 2nd, 2012

Just loved this! Easy and cheap to make and a very cute finished product!


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Materials Needed to Make One Cover
Burlap – 3/8 yard for 4” and 6” covers, 1/2 yard for 8” cover (this measurement includes optional handles)
OPTIONAL APPLIQUÉ - 4” x 5” fabric rectangle, 4” x 5” iron-on fusible web rectangle (Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web by The Warm Company was used for sample appliqués but any fusible web for fabric will work fine)
Sewing thread (black was used for samples)
Standard sewing supplies

TIP: If you want to make the covers sturdier to be used without the clay pots inside, you will need 3/8 yard burlap for 4” size, 5/8 yard burlap for 6” size and 3/4 yard for 8” size.

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