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Pot holders

6 Jan

My sister got a slow cooker / crock pot for Christmas, so before she headed back to the new university term I decided to quickly make some convenient pot holders for carrying the ceramic pot to the dinner table.

I used this fun red cotton I got from Goldhawk Road in London (about 3m for £20), with a plain black cotton and insul-bright inside.

I didn’t use a pattern and just measured around my hands – so I used rectangles of fabric about 6″ wide and 17″ long. I might change it slightly if I make any more, maybe 7″ by 14″. I made two for my mum too! 


A circular pot holder

18 Dec

I’ve been using a tea towel as a pot holder for months, so decided it was time to make a cute pot holder for the kitchen!


I used the tutorial from Nancy Zieman, although I made a few changes:

  • I used normal insul-bright rather than quilted, so added a layer of white cotton fabric to the inside
  • I didn’t have the circle cutter, so just used a side plate which was about 8 inches
  • When I’d finished, I realised it’d be really useful to have a hanging loop, so I used an extra piece of binding (folded in half, sewn  up, then attached using a ridiculous amount of thread).

I had this cotton in my stash, from making my sister a purse a while back, so just had to buy cotton thread (as I normally keep synthetic but that might melt…) and the bright red binding – and waaay more insul-bright than I need so there might need to be more “insulated items” coming to use that up..!

This took me a lot longer to make than the tutorial suggested it would, but I hadn’t sewn in months and was using it as a “getting back into sewing before making Christmas presents” activity, so I am happy :) I have already cut out the fabrics to make another identical one!