Here’s an easy tutorial to sew your own pot holders.
Do you know what’s better than making diy accessories and clothes? Making diy stuff for your home! The things is that I moved to my own home recently and, even though this is an amazing experience on its own, I’m in a 100% creative nirvana where I enjoy creating home stuff for my everyday life. Using handmade things upgrades the whole «living on your own» experience.
In this post, I share with you how to make a pair of handmade pot holders for your home. Soups, and pies, season is almost here, and they’ll be needed. A sewing machine is quite helpful, otherwise it can be sewn by hand, but it will take a lot of time.
You will need:
- cotton fabric
- old terry cloth towel (100% cotton)
- fabric for a loop to hang the pot holder (optional – it can be the same cotton fabric)
- tailor’s chalk or something to mark fabric
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
- sewing scissors
- Cut out two 23×23 cm squares from the cotton fabric.
- Cut out two 23×23 cm squares from the old terry cloth towel. You can use one square if you want a lighter pot holder, but for safety reasons, better use two squares.
- Place one square of cotton fabric facing down, and place on top of it a square of the cloth towel. Pin them together and sew along the sides, leaving 1 cm seam allowance.
- Do the previous step again, for the second square of fabric and the second cloth towel.
- Place the two sewn pieces while the squares of the cotton fabric facing each other. Pin together. Sew along the sides, leaving a 6 cm opening in one side to pull the insides out.
- Trim the edges, sew the corners diagonally to secure them and clip the rest.
- Turn the insides out by gently pulling the fabric through the opening.
- Cut out a 12×5 cm rectangle from the cotton fabric. Fold in half (the right side facing inside), pin together and sew along. Turn it inside out.
- Iron it, fold in half, place it in the opening and pin the edges inside the pot holders.
- Iron the pot holder and sew along the edges, leaving a 0,5 cm seam allowance. This secures the cloth inside, the loop and closes the opening at the bottom.
- It’s all done, but for decoration you can design a pattern if you want, like lines or an “X”.
Hope you liked this tutorial for handmade pot holders. What do you think?
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Goodbye until next time! – Angeliki