D.I.Y. Pot Holder!

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Bring some new life into your kitchen with some fun pot holders made from fabric scraps! Today I will show you how to make a pot holder and reusable pattern.

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For this project you’ll need:

  • Sheet of printer paper
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Fabric of your choice and contrasting color
  • Insul-bright (Needlepunched Insulated Lining)
  • 100% Cotton Batting
  • 100% Cotton Thread
  • Ruler
  • Fabric Marking Pen or Chalk
  • Straight Pins

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Fold paper diagonally from top left corner to the bottom edge and create a sharp crease. Take the remaining unfolded side and fold vertically onto previous fold. WIth scissors, cut along vertical fold to remove excess paper. Lay flat.

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Using something small with a round base, trace a crescent shape at each corner.

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Trim the corners and you’re ready to go!

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Using a ruler and marking device, trace lines one inch apart.

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Stack in the following order: Back Fabric, 2 Layers Batting, Insul-Bright, 2 Layers Batting, Top Fabric. Pin all layers together. Don’t poke yourself! I did.

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Stitch!

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For the loop, cut a 5×2 inch rectangle and sew right sides together. Use a pencil to turn it right side out and iron flat.

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Pin bias tape around the back of the pot holder using an additional pin to secure the loop.

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Flip bias tape over and pin. Almost finished!

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Woot! A new pot holder that was complete in no time at all. I wonder what I can make next with scrap fabric! Until next time, happy stitching!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Pot Holder!

  1. mereyrock

    That’s a great idea for using scrap fabric! It turned out perfectly. I was wondering what pot holders had inside – insulation definitely makes sense hahaha.

    What about decorative pillows? Place mats? Neck ties? Pin cushions? Towel trims? Cozies/sleeves for drinks? Bookmarks? Post-It holder? Eye masks?

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