Introduction: Handle Pot Holder

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These instructions assume you know basic sewing terms and supplies.

Step 1: Supplies

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• (2) 2 ½” x 6” pieces insulated batting, (NOT regular batting!).

• (2) EACH roughly 31/2” x 7” pieces of outside fabric and lining. You should have 4 fabric pieces total. They are slightly larger because quilting takes up extra fabric-- they don’t have to be exact.

• 2/3 yard double-fold bias tape—minimum 3/8” wide. You will have a little extra; that’s just to make it easier to handle.

• Heavy-duty sewing needle.

• Sewing machine with zig-zag stitch capability.

Step 2: Quilting and Trimming

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Layer wrong sides of outer fabric and lining along either side of batting, and quilt each side piece as desired. Cut completed side to 2” x 6”, following edges of batting. *Hint: The easy way to cut these is to quilt one side at a time and use the other for a cutting pattern! You should end up with 2 quilted side pieces the same size.

Step 3: Ends

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Round corners on one short edge of each side piece. Apply bias tape to other short end, using a zig-zag stitch and heavy-duty needle, to encase the raw edge.

Step 4: Finishing

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Pin both sides together, wrong sides facing. Apply bias tape around raw edges, using a zig-zag stitch and encasing edges, tucking under bias tape ends as you sew. Voila! One completed pot/pan holder.

Step 5: To Use

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Slide pot holder over pot or pan handles to prevent burns and messy potholders.


patirisha (author)2017-09-25

These are really nice. Thanks for showing how you made them.

sherrylangfitt (author)patirisha2017-09-26

You're welcome! :)

demondwag (author)2017-08-24

Really clean and well done for a first time instruct. Did you also enter this in the first time Author contest?

sherrylangfitt (author)demondwag2017-08-24

Yes I did, and thank you!

Swansong (author)2017-08-24

I like the fabric you chose, those are really cute!

sherrylangfitt (author)Swansong2017-08-24

Thank you! :)

Madouc44 (author)2017-08-24

You should take extreme care if using these with a filled hot pan ; it could easily slip and spill all over your legs.

sherrylangfitt (author)Madouc442017-08-24

Thanks for the advice, but I haven't had a problem one since I started using this type of potholder several years ago. I think you can have the same problem with any type of potholder. My problems tend to be more along the lines of burning them up by leaving them on a warm burner! I have made these for myself for quite a while now, and they tend to stay much cleaner than my regular potholders. Thanks again!

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