Potholders Easy to Make
Potholders - You Can't Have Too Many
I truly LOVE pot holders! Of course, they're very useful and they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. The materials required to make potholders are minimal so the cost is often only your time. Whip up several of these easy to make hot pads for yourself or as gifts.
The pattern for the heart-shaped potholders pictured has been around for a long time. These surface protecters are a very quick and easy to make project. Years ago I made a bunch for our Church Bazaar in some really fun prints. Martha Stewart has a great tutorial here.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
Fabric Scraps = Hot Pads That Are Cool! ;)
Anyone who sews is likely to have a fabric scrap stash. These colorful potholders from my girl thursday are the perfect example of how functional a little bit of fabric can be.
(Photo credit Chantilly at my girl thursday)
These Products Make Handling Hot Pots a Cinch
Perfect for potholders!
Grommet Tabs for Hanging Pot Holders
The addition of colorful rickrack and grommet tabs coupled with the handy side pocket make these potholders really fun and convenient. Wouldn't these make wonderful gifts?
Sew4Home shows how to make a pair right here.
(Photo credit Sew4Home)
Finger Hot Pad Potholders
Easy to Make!
Insul-Bright and bias tape are featured in this tutorial for these nifty finger hot pad potholders from Crafty Asian Girl. There isn't much else required except a bit of scrap fabric and a little time.
Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers? These are also a HOT item at craft fairs. :)
(Photo credit Michelle at Crafty Asian Girl)
DIY Double Oven Mitt - another great project using Insul-Bright
Smashed Peas and Carrots made this double oven mitt in some funky fabrics. Make yours by following the tute.
(Photo credit Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots)
Insul-Bright Pockets Make This Apron Special!
This apron with potholder pockets is cleverly done. Merrimentdesign shares a super detailed tutorial with pictures. (BTW, this apron also features a handy cell phone pocket on the inside.) This DIY sewing project is near the top of my list of things to make.
(Photo credit Kathy at Merrimentdesign)
Make DIY Pot Holders Safely
follow these simple rules...
from the makers of Insul-Bright...
"*At least one layer of cotton batting is recommended with Insul~Bright when used as Oven Mitts or Pot Holders. Insul~Bright is heat-RESISTANT, NOT heat-proof."
Also, remember NOT FOR USE IN MICROWAVE!
Beginner Crochet Pattern
Free via Lion Brand
Lion Brand generously provided the instructions to make these simple, sturdy potholders. The skill level is labeled Beginners but anyone should feel free to grab a hook and make one of these potholders. Enjoy!
(Photo credit Lion Brand)
Crochet Flower Petal Pot Holders
I recently finished this pair of pretty petal potholders using instructions from a 1946 vintage crochet pattern. I love the bright colors and I think these look wonderful in my kitchen, don't you? Read all about them here.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
Salt and Pepper Vintage Pair - via FreeVintageCrochet
These salt and pepper shakers go together like bread and butter. You can't crochet one without the other.....it just wouldn't be right. :) Go to Free Vintage Crochet to get the how-to.
(Photo credit Coats & Clark's O.N.T.)
DIY Retro-Inspired Pot Mitts
Cable Knit Potholders to DIY
This pair of cable knit potholders were created by Katy Elliott. They certainly add a classic touch to the kitchen, don't they? Get the how to here.
(Photo credit Katy Elliott)