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Pot holder / Bikini

Cooking is more fun when you have great toys to play with, like colorful bowls and kitchen tools. I even found a hot pink spatula last week but colorful pot holders are nowhere to be found — except in my kitchen. Because I made them. I went to Jo-Ann fabrics, got 1/4 yard each of quilted fabrics, some binding and made my own. Each fabric has a different design on the back. Aren’t they beautiful?

Here are my pot holders…

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Here are the backs…

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Here’s how I made them: There was no pattern to so I just cut the fabric into 7 by 8-inch shapes and rounded the corners. I used two thicknesses per pot holder so before adding the binding, I first connected the pieces together to keep them flat. I did that by sewing two seams – each one diagonal from corner to corner. Then I used Double Fold Bias Tape (extra wide) for the edge. I used an old existing pot holder to see how to secure the “loop.”

A safety note: When I baked a cake at 350 degrees and used my new pot holder to remove the pan, a little heat came through by the time I put the pan on a rack so when I make more, I plan to use 4 thicknesses instead of just two and I suggest that if anyone makes them, to make them thicker or just use them as decoration. Next time I plan to use some leftover plain quilted fabric for my extra filler and save my fancy fabric for the outside.

Hey, with those colors I could turn these pot holders into a bikini. All I need is some colorful string and voila! Coverage for the beach! Of course, men would have it easier. All they need is an oven mitt.

5 Responses

  1. Robin says:

    Hi Jenny! ?

    Thank you, SO MUCH, for all of your video tutorials! They are so awesome!

    I work at Joann Fabrics, and love to sew. I have learned that Insulbright does not work, too well, by itself. If you add a 1 layer of cotton batting, with the Insulbright, that will work very well. ?

  2. Hillary says:

    For better insulation and heat resistance in your pot holders, try using “Insulbright” which is an inner lining made for insulation for hot or cold (lunch bags) applications. It is sold by Joann Fabrics as well as Walmart. LOVE the potholders – I just love bright colors!

  3. Bailey says:

    Can you comment back on we’re you got the fabrics

  4. Bailey says:

    Cute pot holders (love them $$)

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