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How to Make a Coffee Pot Cover as Shown by Sister Emerentia Wiesner

Sister Emerentia Wiesner has been sewing since she was a little girl. Her mother sewed and she wanted to sew with her, so her mother let her baste and her mother would sew. Sister Emerentia said it was a while before her mother let her use the sewing machine.

Once she was allowed to use the sewing machine though, she became a sewing wizard. When she entered the convent, she said they were all expected to sew their own habits. However, some of the sisters didn’t know how to sew so she would sew theirs too. During her ministry she would teach in the day and sew at night.

These days, Sister Emerentia makes everything from potato bags to baby books.




Sisters come to her to ask her to make them different items. Today, she showed me how to make a coffee pot cover:

Step 1: Get your measurements. But be sure to leave extra room for the hems on the side.



Step 2: Cut your fabric. For this she used one long piece and two short pieces to be attached later.



Step 3: Once you’ve got your fabric cut, sew in your hem. You don’t need too much for the hem.


Step 5: Pin where you want to sew on the two smaller pieces.


Step 4: Sew on the two other pieces of fabric.




Your coffee pot cover is complete!