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Potholders Easy to Make

Updated on March 27, 2015

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)

Scrap Fabric Pot holders Easy to Make
Scrap Fabric Pot holders Easy to Make

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

Grommet Tabs for Hanging Pot Holders

DIY Hot Pads
DIY Hot Pads

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.

Lord & Hodge #4 Grommet Kit Brass (Nickel Plated)

(Photo credit Sew4Home)

Finger Hot Pads Easy to Make
Finger Hot Pads Easy to Make

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

Double Oven Mitt
Double Oven Mitt

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)

Insulated Pockets Apron
Insulated Pockets Apron

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!


Crochet Hot Pads Easy to Make
Crochet Hot Pads Easy to Make

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

Vintage Pattern Crochet Flower Hot Pads
Vintage Pattern Crochet Flower Hot Pads

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

Vintage Potholder Pattern
Vintage Potholder Pattern

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.)

Retro Pot Mitts via Retro Revival
Retro Pot Mitts via Retro Revival

DIY Retro-Inspired Pot Mitts

Cindy from Retro Revival shares a sweet and easy tutorial to make these charming Pot Mitts in a guest spot at The Vintage Sheet Blog. DIY Hot Pads don't get much prettier than these.

(Photo credit Cindy at Retro Revival)

Easy to Make DIY
Easy to Make DIY

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)

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      So many cute ideas. Pinned to my craft board

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Love your petal potholders. I remember making tons of potholders when I was a child. I had received one of those potholder weaving looms. Fun times!

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      evawrites1 3 years ago

      All these potholders are so pretty!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Yes. I have three red ones, any of which I grab before I grab the others. Don't know why, but I love red.

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      wiseriverman 3 years ago

      This is wonderful information! I love the whole collection here. My favorite potholder is green and white with shamrocks. It has a nice wooden ring to hang it.

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      I like them all, but especially the giant mitts that a klutz like me needs for protection.

      This lens reminded me of my childhood when making things like these at home was something pretty common. It just made sense to use resources on hand and not discard them.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      hahaha ... i only have one

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @kavalonthatsme: LOL That is an excellent way of looking at it. :)

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      kavalonthatsme 3 years ago

      When one is my favorite I find that I do not want to use it, I feel that they should not have to work under those conditions, so I use the ugly pot holders, lol!

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      Traveller579 4 years ago

      Very interesting lenses, wonderful post i like it thanks for sharing.

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      MrMojo01 4 years ago

      I just grab whichever is closest!

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      Potholders are fun things to make as gifts. I have a bunch from my own kids as they were learning to craft.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I have quite a few favorites. I have a display on my wall of vintage potholders, so I guess they are my faves! Love your orange and green crocheted potholders! Just my style.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Potholders really come in handy and it's a fun project to make your own potholders since you can choose the designs and all that.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like potholders to match my kitchen color. Sometimes, it takes a year for me to find the right one.

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