- Half a yard of fabric. Choose something like cotton or linen, so the fabric will not melt when you use your potholder on all those hot pots
- Half a yard of batting
- Tea Towel
- A Button
- Sew on Velcro
- Sewing Machine
- A pattern for the top of your towel
Step 1: Cut It Out
Step 2: Sewing the Potholder
Step 3: Preparing the Towel
1) Use the sewing machine to make a gather stitch on the top of the towel. Gather the tea towel until it fits inside of the potholder.
2) Fold the edges toward the back until it fits inside of the potholder.
Place towel edges inside the two selvage edges of the potholder about 1/2in inside, or along the stitchline of the gathered edge. Fold the selvage edges of the potholder to the inside a half an inch as well. Pin and edge stitch along the fold.
Step 4: Checkpoint
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Once Velcro is added, sew a button on top, just for looks :-)