DIY Potholders Easy Tutorial
I know what you're thinking...
Why bother making potholders when you can buy them at a gazillion stores and they're not even expensive?
Let me explain my reasons...
I have a curious mind. Haha
I wondered what caused potholders to be "heat resistant"????????
I googled it and learned all about Thermal Batting.
I never see any CUTE or STYLISH potholders so I decided to create some!
Here's what I did to make 2 potholders...
- I cut 5 strips of gray chevron measuring 2" x 10"
- I cut 5 strips of orange fabric measuring 2" x 10"
- I sewed the strips together with printed sides facing each other
- After sewing 5 panels together, I pressed open the seams on the back
- Then I measured the panels. Mine measured 7.5" x 10".
- I cut 4 pieces of thermal batting (measuring 7.5" x 10")
- I cut 2 pieces of chevron gray (backing fabric) also measuring 7.5" x 10"
- Then I made a "sandwich" with my fabric squares...
Then I placed the pieced fabric - printed side facing up
On top of that I placed the gray chevron piece of fabric with the printed side facing down
(this way those two fabrics printed sides are facing each other)
Then I finished it off by placing another piece of Thermal Batting with shiny side down.
- Pin the "sandwich" together and sew around the edges leaving a 2 inch opening on one side (in the middle)
- Trim the salvage edge and clip your corners creating a flat edge
- Turn the fabric, through the opening and then use a ruler or pencil to push out the corners