Scented Fabric Trivets

2 - 8" Squares of Fabric for each trivet
Sewing Machine
Matching Thread
Filling: Rice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Peppermint, Spearmint, or any other herb you would like.

Fold down 1/4 inch on one side of each fabric folding right side towards wrong side and iron flat creasing the fold.

Sew around 3 sides 1/4 inch leaving top (folded edges) unsewn

Iron all your stitches flat to set your stitches

Snip the two corners being sure not to go too close to the stitched line

Turn right sides out and press all edges flat

Fold in half and iron crease in center of block

Stitch down the center to form two pockets
Then Fold outside edge to center sewn line and iron crease in doing the same on the other side until you have two creases in your block

Sew down both creases and you now have 4 pockets - be sure to iron your block flat to set your stitches

Now your ready for filling...

Mix Rice, and scented herbs you want together and add about a 1/2 cup to the block by using a funnel and adding equal portions of the 1/2 cup to each pocket. This should fill your pockets about 1/2 full (you do not want to over fill or your hot pot you set on the trivet will be off balance and could tip.

Now stitch along top being sure folded edges are folded in and this will seal the trivet Turning the block to the bottom edge and moving filling towards opposite edge stitch along the edge so that the top and bottom of your trivet have the same stitching and no one will notice that the top edge was not slip stitched shut. It will look like it is part of the design.

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Bundle together 3 or 4 and tie with a pretty bow and you have a great smelling gift that will keep on giving off sent every time a hot pot is set on it!



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