Our newest sewing project is something that is fabulously functional: DIY fabric pot holders! We made these to match our adorable his and hers aprons for the perfect kitchen goods set. When we designed the apron set, we originally envisioned it as a wonderful handmade bridal shower or wedding gift for a couple’s first home together. These pot holders are also a great gift item, either as an addition to the apron set, or as a thoughtful present for anyone who loves to grill and cook! If you are already making the aprons, there will be enough fabric as instructed in the apron tutorial to make matching pot holders. If you are specifically buying fabric to make these, you won’t need more than a half a yard of each fabric.
To make these DIY pot holders, you will need silver quilted therma-flec heat resistant fabric, a patterned fabric of your choice, and a matching color of thread. We used the home decor fabric from our aprons because it is a thicker material, which is great for something that you will be using to grab pots and pans out of the oven! You will also need a sewing machine to put this project together. Below you can see that we have included two separate photo tutorials, one for a beginner’s sewing project, and one for an advanced sewing project. For the beginner’s verison, I recommend sewing the bottom side of the oven mitt (with the heat resistant fabric) with a sewing machine, while sewing the top, patterned fabric by hand. Sewing a blind hem stitch by hand will give the pot holder a more polished, precise look. Make sure to use a color of thread that will blend in with your fabric, or else it will defeat the purpose of sewing a blind hem! After stitching your fabric together, finish the pot holder with four mitered corners. Alternatively, if you are going by the advanced version, be sure to reference our tutorial on applying bias tape to finish this project. Members can download the instructions below for directions on cutting your fabric and creating the blind hem!
For more home goods sewing projects, check out my video tutorials on making an easy zipper pillow or sewing your own duvet cover. Always feel free to write in with suggestions for projects to firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on the latest and greatest! See you soon ~ Lia