Introduction: Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors

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I used to use paper towels in between my pans to avoid them from getting scratched when stacked. Super ghetto! So I decided to make these extremely easy pan protectors which are incredibly fashionable in my pan drawer, especially when you find eggs & bacon fabric!

These protectors are square. I found that the corners protect the sides of the pans quite well and the shape is very easy to make.

Step 1: You Will Need:

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- Fabric (at least 2x 10.5" squares)

- Thin batting 10"x10" (you could also use felt)

- Ruler

- Scissors or rotary cutter

- Marking chalk

- Pins

- Sewing machine (or patience to hand sew).

Step 2: Measure

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To make 10"x10" protectors, measure 10.5"x10.5" squares. It will allow 1/4" of seam on each side.

For the batting, you will only need 10"x10".

Step 3: Cut

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Cut the fabric and the batting.

Step 4: Sew 3 Sides

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Right sides facing in (both wrong sides facing out), pin first, then sew three sides of the fabric squares.

Step 5: Add Batting and Flip Inside Out

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Place the batting on one side and flip the whole thing inside out, making sure the corners are nice and filled.

You could just flip the fabric inside out first and then add the batting, but I find that placing the batting first helps it stay in place. The important thing is to make sure the entire space inside is filled and that the batting touches all of the seams and corners. Otherwise you will have odd lumps or valleys over time.

Step 6: Pin the Edges and Batting

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Secure the batting by pinning the edges all around.

To prepare the final seam, fold one side of the fabric over the batting and fold the other side of the fabric inwards, pinning it down along the way.

Step 7: Final Sewing Round

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Sew about a 1/4" away from the edge, starting with the last side that was pinned (the open side) and work your way around. Fasten the end by doing a couple of backwards stitches. Cut the thread and you're done!

Step 8: Enjoy Scratch-free Pans

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You can mix and match fabrics, adjust dimensions based on the size of your pans. They now stack in style and scratch-free. Enjoy!

Comments

jessyratfink (author)2014-10-02

I also use paper towels, but this is so smart! I'll have to make some :D

These are too cute! I have never even heard of pan protectors before but I am overwhelmed with the urge to make like 500 of them now! haha

Stephanie Soleil (author)2014-09-26

Thanks everyone! Making this tutorial made me want to make a ton more... early christmas gift planning?

susiefreckleface (author)2014-09-25

very cute. now I want to switch mine out too. cuz the bacon and eggs fabric is abfab have2have sweety.

bizzycrafter (author)2014-09-25

Ah - definitely one of those times when the fabric requires the project! That's ADORABLE!! But if you have purpose-built pan protectors, what do you use your pot holders for?? Holding pots?? Then what do you use your tea towels for?? Seriously... these are great.

wilgubeast (author)2014-09-25

I did not realize that this was a thing. But upon further reflection, this ought to be a thing. Now it is a thing that even I could do. Thanks for sharing!

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