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25+ How to Make Potholders Patterns and Other Kitchen Projects


Updated December 21, 2016

Scrappy Hot PadIf 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 Kitchen Projects: 23 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.


How to Make Pot Holders 

25+ How to Make Potholders Patterns

  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. Penguin Pot Holder Pattern: Perfect for hot plates, these cool, little potholder patterns for sewing is especially adorable.

Polka Dot Pot Holder

  1. Dishtowel Potholder Tutorial: This handy kitchen accessory doubles as both a dishtowel and a potholder.
  2. Christmas Hot Pads: Use these festive holiday hot pads for all your cooking and baking this season.
  3. Heart Shaped Pot Holders: Put these cute pot holders on display for added decor in your kitchen.

Scrapbuster Potholder

  1. Heart Hot Pad: Decorate your heart with ric rac trim and topstitching for a look you'll love.
  2. Campy Pot Holder Pattern: With a little patchwork and some creativity you can make these little campers.
  3. Oval DIY Pot Holders: Using a unique shape, these scrappy and strip-pieced pot holders are great for small spaces.

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. Strawberry DIY Pot Holder: Add a sweet touch to your kitchen with these tasteful pot holders. 
  4. Made for Grandma Pot Holders: Designed as gifts for your nana, these DIY pot holders are scrappy and adorable. You can make them for yourself, 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 hands. These Scrappy Christmas Pot Holders will protect you from burns and your counters from stains.


Campy Potholder Pattern 

  1. Adorable Apple Hot Pad: An apple a day keeps the doctor away and this free pattern for a potholder will keep your kitchen healthy.
  2. Double Trouble Potholder Tutorial: This big free potholder pattern shows you how to make a potholder that is sure to keep your hands safe.
  3. Scented Hot Pad: Make your kitchen smell fantastic when you use this DIY pot holder pattern. Warm plates on top of this smelly wonder will make aromatherapy easy peasy.

Fat Quarter Pot Holder 

  1. Fat Quarter Potholder: Transform two fat quarters into a fantastic potholder for your kitchen or DIY hostess gift.
  2. Stripping is Hot Pad Tutorial: Don't be intimidated by the hilarious name of this hot pad pattern. This scrappy idea is ingenious.
  3. Two-Handed Casserole DIY Pot Holder: Never burn yourself while trying to transport a casserole in and out of the oven once you sew up this charming pattern.
  4. Modern Quilted Potholder: Put your quilting skills to good use when you learn how to make these charming, vintage sewing patterns.
  5. Microwave Bowl Potholder: This easy pot holder pattern are perfect for microwave meals and keeping you safe while cooking leftovers.
  6. Fiesta Potholder Pattern: Bring the party to your kitchen while keeping your hands cool with this fun, festive free sewing pattern. 

Heart Shaped Pot Holders

    31. Oven Glove & Potholder: You can bring your summer garden into your kitchen with this fresh potholder pattern.

    32. Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Holder Pattern: Celebrate Turkey Day with this fun Thanksgiving sewing project that the whole family will love.

    33. Vintage Dresden Potholder Pattern: Hop on the vintage trend by making these retro-inspired potholders using the popular Dresden pattern. 

    34. Quilted DIY Pot Holder: Add some charm to your kitchen with this incredibly easy pot holder project.


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I want know free pot holder pattern and send me mail. Thanks Mary Kistner

Great work! Very helpful and easy to use.

I love the potholder ideas. I need a pattern for a mixer cover and a toaster cover.

Hello ... Ive made a toaster cover and its very easy!

Nice work

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.

This pattern is from Whistepeg Creek Priductions called Hot Bowl Hot Pad a hot pad plus spatter guard . I got my at a quilt shop

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

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.

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.

Nice we say mzuri sana in kenya

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

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...

forty years ago this summer, all my mother's grankids spent the summer with us so she could spend a little time with them, one at a time, every other day, as this would be her last summer; we, all the kids older than 6, in one capacity or another fixed dinner daily for 70 days ... we had the most fun!

When I was a young girl, I remember when my mom's folks would come to our house very early on Christmas day. Grandma worked at a company which would give all of their employees a turkey at Christmas, so Grandma would bring it along & we'd have it for Christmas dinner. Of course, the dog REALLY loved Grandma when the turkey came. He'd be under foot all the time. His nose was just a working. When it was time for dinner he'd sit between us and had his nose on someone's leg. He'd give your leg a little poke if he thought he'd been forgotten. He moved around the table and hit anyone that would give him a taste. I sure do miss those times.

So many years ago, but the memory is as fresh as yesterday. Each Christmas my mom & dad would pack up my brother & me and we'd travel from Houston to San Antonio. There we'd visit with our grandparents and my mother's 5 siblings & their families. Needless to say that house was so crowded. So filled with laughter & squeals from children & adults alike. The smells from the kitchen were irresistable as some of us children crowded into it to beg a tiny bit or so of granny's best homemade pies & cakes. But, of course, no such luck. After we finally got to eat , including the yummy desserts, everyone crowded into the living room. Two uncles grabbed their guitars, my mother began singing, & then everyone joined in, inluding us children, & sang old country songs & hymns. It was one of the happiest times of my life.

love the potholders. I loved it when my Dad moved in with me and I could cook for him

My favorite memory is my Father-in-Law baking and decorating his special gingerbread cookies with our daughters at Christmastime. I didn't contribute and sewn items, just my photography (and eating) skills!

The potholder you showed on fb is so CUTE. But these other ones are nice, too. I will be making some of these with my scraps.

Greatest memories are Sunday afternnons with card games with our grown up kids and their spouses followed by my spaghetti. Could make a large pot of sauce in the microwave, add a salad and french bread for a full meal. They looked forward to Sundays. Even brought along friends for a fun afternoon.

A memorable meal was the Christmas growing up when Mom had made a huge batch of her famous beefburger made with brown sugar and kidney beans. Just before we were going to eat lunch, the town's post office caught fire, so Dad had to go help fight the fire in frigid temps all afternoon. We helped Mom make burgers for the firemen out of our lunch, and she even made another batch, where we used up all our bread. We ended up eating soup later that afternoon, but that was okay, because as kids we learned a lesson in giving to others first and helping our small community in a crisis.

My favorite meal celebration would be one Thanksgiving mom was about to set the table for the family and there was a lot ice on the lines from a winter storm.Well out went the lights.Mom dug out candles and and had a couple of coil oil lights she lit those and we had to eat by those,it was kinda of funny to try and figure out exactly what dish we were holding whether we wanted or not.But it was very nice and enjoyable and would like to do it again.After we ate,of course the lights came back on.

Going to make some of these for Christmas gifts for ladies at church. Love them!

Every Christmas I would walk to my grandmother's & bring her back to our house & then my grandmother, my mom & myself would make all our christmas goodies together especially their famous cheese straws, sugar leaf cookies & "pecan" brittle which we pulled from the pan kind of like taffy so that it was thin & crispy & melted like butter in your mouth & the pecans are just so much more tasty than peanuts! After my grandmother passed away we didn't really do that much baking together anymore & I always wanted to start that tradition with my daughter but she's just not interested in it. Those are very special Christmas memories of my grandmother to me!

I grew up on a dairy farm. Every meal we had was homemade. We lived off the land and the farm. My Mom took extra care to make our birthdays very special and unique. We chose our dinner and our cake. The birthday I remember most was the year instead of asking for a specific cake I asked for a lemon merangue pie. That is what she made me, candles and all.

One year, when my children were small, everyone was going to be at our house for Thanksgiving; I made pumpkin placemats, coordinating napkins, even Thanksgiving themed potholders & hotpads. Was the first time my mother-in-law spoke a kind word to or about me! I loved making those items and still make potholders, mitts, etc. for showers.....That Thanksgiving was the last one before I lost my then 8 year old son...sweet memories!

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