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Easy and Cute Sewn Pot Holder

Easy and Cute Sewn Pot Holder
Easy and Cute Sewn Pot Holder
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This Easy and Cute Sewn Pot Holder is the perfect addition to your kitchen! This DIY potholder is super easy to make and has a dual ended grabbing side meaning it's easier to pick up hot pots and pans. Plus, this sewing video tutorial shows you all about how you can make sure your potholder stays durable and in place no matter how many times you have to wash it. Learn how you can make your own handmade pot holder when you watch this super helpful video tutorial!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 8” square Therma-flec heat resistant quilted batting, or cotton batting, or cotton batting and separate sheet heat resistant material
  • Two 9” squares fashion fabric
  • Two pieces contrasting fashion fabric 3” x 9”
  • Extra wide double fold bias tape in coordinating color – two 9” pieces and one 5” piece for hanger loop
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Optional: 1 9” square of neutral light colored fabric to prevent see-through

Easy and Cute Sewn Pot Holder

DIY Pot Holder Pattern

  1. Sew 5” strip of bias tape closed along open edge.

  2. With RS of contrast fabric pieces facing up, topstitch  bias tape into place on each inside edge.

  3. Stack fabrics as shown in video – MAGGIE PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK – liner fabric RS up, one 9” square RS up, two bound contrast pieces RS up with raw edges aligned with raw edges of 9” square, hanger loop folded in half near top right corner, raw edges aligned with raw edges of 9” square, second 9” square, WS up.

  4. Sew all layers together, sewing around all four corners but leaving the center of one side open to turn it RS out.

  5. Clip corners and trim seam allowances.

  6. Turns RS out.

  7. Insert Therma-flec into opening – silver side towards the back of the potholder/towards where the hot pan will be.

  8. Close opening by hand.

  9. Push bound sides back and topstitch a straight line to keep batting in place.

  10. Topstitch all the way around. 

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This potholder makes a good beginner's project. To me, stuffing the heat-proof batting/filler a small opening in a seam is very difficult, as is turning the sewn pieces right-side out. I like to layer potholders as they will be when finished, and simply sew 1/4 inch from the edges. Then I bind the edges as I would a quilt edge with bias tape. You can do the entire thing by machine that way. A foot for attaching bias tape makes it really easy.

Hi Marry Beth, Love your instructions. I would like to know where you got the clear plastic attachment that allows you to extend the surface area of your sewing surface. What is that clear plastic extender called? Thank you.

I am obsessed with how cute this pot holder is! I love everything about this potholder and can't wait to put my own spin on it!


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