I haven’t done any sewing in AGES and it felt really good to get my sewing machine back out and start creating again. I love to make crafts and getting my feet wet again with a small simple project like these DIY Pot Holders is the perfect way to jump back into sewing.
These are perfect to make for your own kitchen or they’re a great gift idea too! If you’re like me, you’re thinking ahead to the holidays. Yes, I know it’s early, but if you want to make it a homemade Christmas, it’s good to get going as early as possible.
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DIY Pot Holders
This is a great beginner sewing project! It only requires a few simple steps.
2 – 10×10″ pieces of fabric
2 – 10×10″ pieces of pellon insul – fleece
Thread to match
Note: If you want to add the hanging hook loop, be sure to read through the instructions completely for it before beginning to make your pot holders!
For the pot holders, you can cut them any size you’d like. So you can do 8″x8″ or 10″x10″. Just make sure when you cut the material that the fabric is square. Remember that there will be a seam allowance too, so your finished size will be smaller than what you start with.
Cut squares from the material you’d like and from the insul-fleece. Make sure the silver side of the fleece is face upwards below each piece of the fabric printed side up (as seen above).
Place both pieces of printed side up together. You should now see the white sides of the insul-fleece. Stitch all the way around leaving a 1 1/2 to 2-inch opening to flip the fabric right side in after stitching.
After stitching all the way around flip the fabric right side in. Top stitch all the way around closing the hole while topstitching.
After topstitching all the way around run a topstitch from corner to corner. This is going to add a nice quilted look and keep your insul-fleece and fabric from separating when washing.
Hanging Hook Loop Piece:
This is optional. If you’d like to make the hook. Take a small piece of fabric the length you’d like the hook to be. Fold the two edges inward and press. Then fold in half and press. This way no edges are showing.
Topstitch down each side of the fabric. Make a loop and place it in between the printed fabrics with the loop face into the pot holder. The ends should be sticking out of the edge of the pot holder.
You will do this before stitching around the first time when your white pieces are facing outward. So when flipping the pot holder right side in you will have the loop on the corner of the fabric between the two printed pieces of fabric.