Happy Birthday to our UnTutorials series! Can you believe we are starting the 2nd year of it??? This fun little series started on a whim last January, and it has been the most fun I ever had with my blog. Plus it churned out 12 amazing new sewing tutorials! You can see them all on this Pinterest board.
And now it's time to vote for a new UnTutorial that you want me to sew up in January! Un-Tutorials are those sneaky pins that lead you to believe there's a tutorial behind them - and then there's not. Or maybe there's a bunch of pictures with no real instructions that you can understand. Those kinds of pins are so common that I gave them a name.
And now it's time for YOU to vote for the Un-Tutorial that I'll solve (aka write a new tutorial for) this month! And it's totally by chance that they are all blue, lol!
So, this year I'm breaking the rules already! This wasn't a pin, but it's a photo that one of my readers sent me. She wants me to figure out how to sew this cute Pie Potholder. It looks adorable sewn with giant ric-rack.
I liked it too, so I accept her challenge and I'll let YOU vote on it. Do you want me to make the Pie Potholder?
I have a few other pinners who pin Un-Tutorials for me to consider, and this is one that Rosie suggested. It is pretty similar to my Car Diddy Bag (the UnTutorial from last April) but the Car Diddy Bag is a very popular tutorial on my site, so maybe you would like to see a slightly different version?
I would sew this flat, like the picture, but I think I would add an extra pocket above the divided pocket that could hold incoming or out going mail. Then you could hang it near your door and have your keys, sunglasses, and everything you want to grab on your way out in one spot! Since the Car Diddy Bag is for in the car, this 'Kitchen Diddy Bag' could be hung with a Command Hook in your kitchen. Just thinking about it gets me excited!
And lastly, I really like this cute basket UnTutorial that I found on Pinterest. I bet if I sewed it with double sided fusible Peltex I could make a nice sturdy basket. It would take some experimenting, but I'm not afraid of that!
Remember... you only have a week to vote! Whatever project wins, I'll be sewing my own knock-off version and then giving you a tutorial the week after that. So vote below for the project that you'd like to see me sew!
Next Wednesday voting will close and I'll announce the winner. Then I'll get started sewing it up. On the 3rd Wednesday this month I'll share pictures of our finished project and soon after that I'll share a tutorial of my version.
P.S.... Lots of people will assume I picked these projects because I couldn't find another tutorial for them. They will send me links to similar tutorials. Before you do that, read my opinion on the subject:
1. You will probably find similar tutorials online to the ones I am suggesting.
2. I'm writing this blog series mostly to have fun with my readers and to find out what they want me to write next - not really to write a tutorial for something that hasn't been written before.
3. I love to see how different bloggers put their own spin on easy projects.
I hope you do too and you decide to keep reading!