Have you noticed the revival of interest in cooking with a slow cooker? Maybe it’s always been there and I just hadn’t noticed! Anyway, it takes me back to the 70’s when our ‘crock pots’ were well used and really appreciated.
Today I thought I would share a quick tutorial for a lid cover for your Slow Cooker so that you don’t have to resort to the ‘tea towel under the lid’ trick again and your cooker can look stylish and colour co-ordinated in your kitchen.
I picked up some microfibre towels at the ‘cheap’ shop thinking they were tea-towels but they turned out to be more a ‘hand towel’ size so they will be perfect for this project. You can use any cotton fabric for this – maybe a cheap towelling tea towel, remembering that it is to be absorbent.
What you need:
Fabric – enough to cut double
Elastic – measure it around your lid stretched (you have to have it big enough to get it on!)
Take your chosen fabric (I am using a double layer) and trace the lid shape.
I left as large a border around the lid as I could (determined by the size of the towel) but I suggest 2.5″ would be a good size.
With right sides together, stitch around the outside, leaving a gap to turn it through.
Turn through to the right side.
Sew a row of stitching around the edge, about 1/8″ from the edge, leaving a small opening big enough to thread the elastic through.
Sew a row of stitching about 1/2″ from the edge. (check your elastic size). I shifted my needle to the left and ran the edge of my foot along the other row of stitching.
Thread the elastic (I just used a safety pin) and join the ends.
Finish sewing the edge.
Taa Daa – that’s it! Wasn’t that just sew easy!!!
Now we will have the best dressed cookers around!
Until next time