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This instructable will teach you how to sew up quick and easy potholders from cotton fabric and old towels, and best of all - no time consuming binding!

I've tested these up to 450 degrees F, and can verify that they work! No burned hands, yay!

Step 1: What you'll need:

  • 2 8x8 inch squares of 100% cotton fabric - the thicker, the better!
  • 1 8x8 inch square of an old terry cloth towel - must be 100% cotton
  • ribbon or fabric for a loop to hang the potholder (optional)
  • pins
  • something to mark fabric
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • cutting and measuring stuffs
<p>Thank-you so much, easy for me to understand, I'm a beginner sewer and I wanted to make my Mom pot holders for her Birthday. </p>
Yay.
Is it better to use wool instead of cotton? (Burn wise) Could you use an old wool sweater for the filling?
Definitely much better! An old wool sweater would be great. <br /><br />But this was certainly a case of "I-need-something-and-I-have-these-horrible-towels" :)<br /><br /><br />
I'm going to use towels too; just wondered about the sweaters. Thanks :)
Nice, I could use some new potholders.
Adorable. I use <a href="http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat3136&amp;PRODID=prd48127">Insul-Bright</a> in mine for extra heat-proofing.&nbsp;<br />

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