Introduction: Handle Pot Holder
These instructions assume you know basic sewing terms and supplies.
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Step 1: Supplies
• (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
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
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
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
Slide pot holder over pot or pan handles to prevent burns and messy potholders.