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Sewing Projects with Insulating Fabric

Updated on December 26, 2016

Many Sewing Projects Can Be Made With Insulating Fabric

I've compiled a list of sewing projects found online that require the use of insulating fabric. Several projects I've already started, while others I hope to complete in the very near future. Links are provided to the free online tutorials and photo credit is given.

When my sewing projects are complete, I'll replace a few more photos with those of my own. If you've never sewn with insulating fabric, why not give it a try? This fabric is simple to use and easy on the budget. Here are a few sewing projects that require insulating material. Enjoy!

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Ironing Mat Sewing Project with Insulating Fabric
Ironing Mat Sewing Project with Insulating Fabric

Use Insulating Fabric to Make an Ironing Mat

One yard of Insul Bright and 2 yards of fabric plus some strong magnets was all it took for Thrifty Crafty Girl to create this super ironing mat. This mat fits perfectly on the top of her dryer when needed. Who needs an ironing board when you can make an ironing mat? :) See how this thrifty crafty girl did it here. :)

(Photo credit Thrifty Crafty Girl blog)

Sewing With Insul Bright


towards the HOT or COLD

Sewing Projects with Insulated Fabric - Summer Picnic Tote
Sewing Projects with Insulated Fabric - Summer Picnic Tote

Use Insulating Fabric to Sew a Summer Picnic Tote

via Vanessa at Punkin Patterns!

Punkin Patterns author Vanessa posted a guest host tutorial on Sew Mama Sew to make this awesome summer picnic tote. It's roomy and holds in the heat or the cold, whichever is required. Look at the cool handles made of some old blue jeans. Clever lady! Wanna make one? Go here.

(Photo credit Vanessa at Punkin Patterns)

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Sewing With Insulating Fabric
Sewing With Insulating Fabric

(Pattern courtesy Insul-Bright packaging)

Have you comnpleted any sewing projects with insulating fabric?

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Sewing Projects with Insulating Fabric - Insulated Casserole Carrier

Sewing Projects with Insulated Fabric - Casserole Carrier
Sewing Projects with Insulated Fabric - Casserole Carrier

Thank you Jill at homemade by Jill for sharing your instructions for this really sharp and fitted casserole tote. Most casserole carriers are kind of poofy looking, but Jill's design is streamlined. Love it! I'd be proud to tote this to the next potluck dinner.

(Photo credit Jill at homemade by Jill)

Cotton Webbing 1 1/4" - White Heavy Weight - 10 Yards
Cotton Webbing 1 1/4" - White Heavy Weight - 10 Yards

I have used this cotton webbing for so many sewing projects. It is easy to work with. Make sure to sew with a heavy duty needle in your sewing machine.

Hot Iron Travel Case Made With Insulating Fabric
Hot Iron Travel Case Made With Insulating Fabric

Sewing Projects With Insulating Fabric Like......

a Hot Tool Travel Case

This flat iron or curling iron travel case is sewn with insulating fabric. No more waiting till the flat iron cools down before packing into an overnight bag or suitcase for traveling. Sew4Home offers a tutorial on this well-designed travel case that has a handy pocket on the outside of the bag to secure the cord away from the heat source. Here's the tute.

(Photo credit Sew4Home Blog)

Hot Tool Travel Case Trio Sewn by Moi :)

Hot Tool Travel Case Trio Sewn by Moi :)
Hot Tool Travel Case Trio Sewn by Moi :)

Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine

I LOVE to sew! I've been sewing since the age of 9 and I'm way past 9 now. lol I've sewn everything from lined damask flocked velvet weighted drapes with a blind hem to an entire traveling wardrobe for a very particular and exact, demanding mother in law. ha

I wore out my previous sewing machine in only 4 years and I take good care of my machines. :( This time I was determined to get a good quality sewing machine that was solidly built. At the same time, I didn't want something with a bunch of stitches I would never use. I researched carefully and read the recommendations from real sewists who have this sewing machine. Now that I've experienced sewing with this particular sewing machine, here's what I'm going to tell you: BUY IT! :)


Insul-Bright is NOT for use IN the microwave.

What kind of project would you use insulating fabric for?

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Pam, great ideas for these sewing projects. Voted up for useful!

    • norma-holt profile image


      5 years ago

      Nice projects but I am a bit lost as to where you get insulating fabrics. Do you mean padding or something else. Well done and interesting.

    • Ladymoss111 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very nice lens, I don't know how to credit a picture. Do mind telling me how you did it please. I have asked around but still didn't get someone who had the time to answer in a simple way. Please maybe you answer will be easy to understand.

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      Myreda Johnson 

      6 years ago from Ohio USA

      That insulated tote looks interesting. Right now I am making some 30's fabric potholders with Insul Bright. It is fun to work with.

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      Deadicated LM 

      7 years ago

      This is so cool, I actually wanted to make some potholder mittens; thanks for sharing.

    • Joan Haines profile image

      Joan Haines 

      7 years ago

      Love that hair iron case. Perfect for travel!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      The ironing pad and oven mitts sound like great projects for this fabric!

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      7 years ago from Iowa

      Not much of a seamstress but this makes it look easy. The summer picnic tote is a great idea.

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      7 years ago

      I tried to make oven mitts without a pattern...didn't work! They came out small enough for my granddaughters to use. I've made lots of hotpads since and love using the Insulbrite.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      My sewing skills are minimal, but maybe I should get out the sewing machine and try again.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am not a seamstress but sure admire anyone who sews. These are great Sewing Projects with Insulating Fabric


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