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18 Kitchen Projects: How to Make Potholders




If you cook or bake, you need these crafty hot pads and pot holders in the kitchen. Once you learn how to make potholders, you'll find they are both easy and useful. Plus, they make great hostess gifts in a pinch. In the "10 Kitchen Projects: How to Make Potholders" collection you'll see how simple it is to make creative and crafty hot pads and pot holders. If you never knew how to make a potholder before, these tutorials are truly helpful. Projects like the Scrapbuster Potholder will protect your hands from pots and pans too hot to touch. If you're looking for how to make hot pads, check out the Scrappy Hot Pad project. Making potholders is not only fun but will allow you to safely enjoy cooking and baking your favorite dishes and treats.



9 Patterns to Make Dish TowelsIf you want even more kitchen ideas, learn how to make your own kitchen towels with 9 Patterns to Make Dish Towels.


How to Make Potholders


Polka Dot Pot Holder             

  1. Polka Dot Pot Holders: Learn how to make pot holders with this fun tutorial to spice up your kitchen!
  2. Scrapbuster Potholder: Making potholders with leftover fabric is a great way to recycle and create something new.
  3. Dishtowel Potholder Tutorial: This handy kitchen accessory doubles as both a dishtowel and a potholder.
  4. Christmas Hot Pads: Use these festive holiday hot pads for all your cooking and baking this season.

Scrapbuster Potholder

  1. Heart Shaped Pot Holders: Put these cute pot holders on display for added decor in your kitchen.
  2. Heart Hot Pad: Decorate your heart with ric rac trim and topstitching for a look you'll love.
  3. Campy Pot Holder Pattern: With a little patchwork and some creativity you can make these little campers.


Dishtowel Potholder Tutorial

  1. Round Hot Pads Tutorial: Learn how to make hot pads and easily remove warm plates from the microwave and oven.
  2. Scrappy Hot Pad: Not sure how to make hot pads? Just gather up your fabric scraps and check out this tutorial.
  3. Double Potholder Tutorial: Cover not only your hands, but your wrists and forearms from hot plates too.


Let's Eat Potholder         

  1. "Let's Eat" Potholder: How adorable is this potholder pattern? Grab some of your favorite fabrics in corresponding colors and create this retro looking pot holder. Make several as gifts too!
  2. "You Are So Hot" Potholder: This pot holder sewing pattern won't disappoint! With a cute phrase sewn into the top, this potholder is a cute reminder to protect your hands from hot plates and platters. It's another great tutorial that will help you learn how to make potholders.
  3. Jean Pocket Pot Holder: Love that pair of jeans that no longer fits? Here's a great alternative to throwing them away. If you love denim refashioning projects, give this one a try and create a useful pot holder.

You Are So Hot Pot Holder

  1. Rustic Upcycled Sweater Pot Holders: There are so many great ways to reuse sweaters, and these Rustic Upcycled Sweater Pot Holders are one of the best. Give your kitchen that modern rustic look with stitched pot holders that are as useful as they are decorative.
  2. Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders: Nobody makes cookies like grandma, and now you can preserve her cooking secrets with Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders! This tutorial will teach you how to make pot holders that will preserve the ingredients and instructions for all those precious cooking secrets forever.

Jean Pocket Pot Holder

  1. Country Kitchen Quilted Pot Holders: Bring a little southern comfort to your home with these Country Kitchen Quilted Pot Holders. Simple and understated, this DIY kitchen decor is a lovely, subtle addition to your kitchenware.
  2. Hearty Pot Holders: No need to look any further for home craft ideas, these Hearty Pot Holders are all you need to add some love to your home. Do-it-yourself home decor doesn't always have to be serious.
  3. Scrappy Christmas Pot Holders: Christmas is a season full of fine dining, and you can never have too many helping hand. These Scrappy Christmas Pot Holders will protect you from burns and your counters from stains.



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Jan 24, 2015

Nice work


Dec 26, 2012

I seen a potholder that was square, shaped like a bowl, deeper in the middle ,on the side a little larger then most potholders. great for removing microwaved soup.


22 Ratings

Jul 23, 2012

has anyone had a problem with getting patterns,I keep getting run tim error


Jul 1, 2012

It was great to read all the wonderful memorable times. I enjoyed each one. I am now fairly on in years but I love all the traditional things families did together. Thanks everyone.


Jun 24, 2012

Once a year my mom's entire family would all meet at my grandma's house for dinner. Grandma would spend all day cooking a big pot of split pea soup and a big pot of oyster soup. The house smelled so good it was hard waiting to eat, lol. I also remember that she always had a different table cloth each year, my mom would give her some of our old clothes throughout the year and grandma would cut them up and so pieces together to make a tablecloth, it was so neat to see our clothes on the table like that.


Jun 23, 2012

Nice we say mzuri sana in kenya


Jun 23, 2012

I love all free sewing. There are so many different items to choose from that sometimes can't make up my mind!


Jun 23, 2012

when my baby brother and I were abandoned we lived with relatives, they gathered together for every holiday cooking a very traditional meal. being scandinavian we had to have plum pudding (we gathered plums during the summer and canned them)....there was a ritual: the pudding is wrapped in a cloth and Larry was always responsible to see that seven pins were strategically placed securing the pudding in the boiling pot. and then only he could remove the seven pins....that pudding with sauce over it has remained in the family for generations now...


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