This is how I make my trivets for pans. They are filled with rice and cloves or crushed cinnamon rod and smells amazing! Finished size is approx 19x19 cm.
- heavy cotton fabric, cut in 42 x 21 cm
- approx 3,5 cups (parboiled)
- funnel or homemade out of paperboard from a toilet roll
- cloves, cinnamon rod, lavendel or another spice or herb that you prefer - optionally
- tag - optionally
|Cut fabric: 42 x 21 cm|
Optional: Zigsag around the piece.
I chose not to do it in this TUT ´cause it´s for my
use and I wanted to take a short cut (call me lazy)
|Fold it, right sides in...|
|... and sew the sides. I stop about an inch from the top.|
|Cut the corners...|
|...turn and straight out the corners.|
(I use a chopstick)
|Press and pin.|
|Top stitch around the sides and bottom (the folded side). |
Leave the top/opening as it is.
|Fold your work in the center, let the side seams meets on|
one side. Pin or draw along the folded side.
|...and sew along the marked center. |
Stop 1 inch from the top edge as you did on the sides.
Now you have two channels.
Fold one sideseam towards the center seam,
pin or draw along the folded side...
|Now, if you have a funnel just skip this part.|
I don´t have one so I made a small one out of cardboard
from a toilet roll and drew two lines...
|...cut out the piece...|
|...and used tape to close the gap.|
|Voila! A paper-funnel LOL Not a fancy one,|
but hey! it works just fine.
Start on one side and fill one channel at a time. I pour rice with a small medicine cup and squeeeese the bottom of the channel once in a while to make sure the rice fills the bottom. I stop filling when it reaches 2/3 of the channel. That´s enough for me, maybe you prefer more or less?
I use regular parboiled rice + cloves or crushed cinnamon rod. It smells amazing, the heat from the pan activates the cloves/cinnamon! I think it´s enough with 2-3 cloves in each channel but that´s just my opinion. The cinnamon rod I usually crush lightly. Maybe it works with crushed cardamom seeds as well, or lavender or other herbs/spices? If you have experimented and have tips on what to use, please let me know.
I tried to pour rice without my funnel first but more rice ended up on the table than inside the channel, so for me this works better.
|Sew the last side with the reinforced seam too. |
Remember to sew along
the corners if you stoped sewing an inch from the top
so no openings are left.
I hope you enjoyed this TUT.
Sell, give away or make a pile for yourself!