ScrapHappy September 2020

I’ve been making soft pots. I have too many indoor and patio plants to be able to afford to buy a new ceramic potholder for each one, so this is my solution. I’ve fiddled with the design, and find that using stiff denim for the inside lining gives the pot perfect stability. Also, it looks great folded over. The denim was the only piece of fabric that wasn’t technically a scrap, although it was once someone else’s cushion leftovers.

Just for comparison, here are a couple of non-scrappy soft pots that will form part of my Christmas range:

I’ve been inspired to think in a ScrapHappy way by Kate, Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folk often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Del and Nanette

19 thoughts on “ScrapHappy September 2020

  1. katechiconi

    The denim certainly counts as scrappy – that word ‘leftovers’ is the giveaway. These plant holders are lovely; the contrast between the dark indigo denim and the other colours is elegant and they do dress a pot beautifully.

  2. Quimper Hitty

    they are pretty, and functional and (looking forward) look to be compostable too – great idea. I have a plant in a plastic pot thing that is now going to get a soft pot and be beautiful – thanks!

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      Hi Marlene, I put a transparent little plastic tub inside each one, so the plant pot stands in that, any excess water will be caught in that. Similar covers I’ve seen around don’t have that, so I have to say I think it was a particularly genius idea of mine *hahaha*


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