Easy Sew DIY Potholder

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For as long as I can remember, my mom was always sewing up a storm in the house. Whether it was Halloween costumes, festive table placements, or even a new set of oven mittens. She was always making stuff and now I do too!

I was inspired to create some new pot holders for fall. I picked out a cute floral/country pattern fabric at a local fabric shop and got to work. I’ll be showing you how I made them and how you can makes some too! You will need to have some beginner sewing knowledge for this project.

Easy Sew DIY Potholder


  • Cotton Fabric (I got .5 yards in 3 different prints)
  • Insul-Bright or similar thermal batting (Must use!)
  • Warm & Natural Cotton Batting
  • Coordinating Cotton Thread
  • Dowel or some type of pokey thing
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine (I have this one)

First you’re going to want to cut out your squares. I used 8″X8″ squares.

  • 2 8″x8″ squares of fabric. You can use the same fabric or different.
  • 1 8″x8″ square of Insul-Bright
  • 1 8″x8″ square of cotton batting

Once you’re done cutting out your pieces you’re going to lay them together in this order: cotton batting, Insul-Bright, fabric square face up, and fabric square face down.

**You must use cotton fabric and Insul-Bright because of the high heat that these will be exposed too.

If you want to include a loop for hanging, be sure to put it between the layers but far enough from the edge so it doesn’t accidentally get sewn when you stitch the pieces together. They only part of the hanging loop you want sewn is the bottom of it.

You can easily make a hanging loop by using a scrap of fabric and ironing it in half long ways. Then folding it in along the center. I sewed the open edge with a straight stitch.

Once all your pieces are put together and pinned in place you can start sewing around the layers but don’t forget to leave a 3-3.5″ opening (for turning the potholder right side out). I used a 5/8″ seam.

Through the opening flip the potholder inside out. It should look like this below.

Then you’ll sew the opening closed. You can hand stitch it close or straight stitch it all the way around for a more finished look. Here are my finished pot holders. The first one is what was shown in the tutorial. You can get a little more elaborate with it if you want to add a pocket or quilting patterns.

I’m really happy at how these turned out so I had to put them to the test! I baked up my favorite egg casserole and tried my new pot holders out! They worked perfectly. 🙂

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  1. October 18, 2017 / 5:54 PM

    What a creative DIY project that is perfect for you or as a gift! That egg dish looks pretty amazing too! {client}

  2. October 19, 2017 / 11:28 AM

    What a cute idea for a gift or to add a little seasonal decor to your kitchen. I used to love to make loop potholders when I was a kid. Everybody needs potholders. This really is a good easy sew idea.

  3. Annaliese
    October 19, 2017 / 11:43 AM

    It came out so cute!! Those are so fun to DIY! I remember my aunt and cousin crocheted potholders for everyone in our family a few Christmases ago!

    xoxo A

  4. October 19, 2017 / 12:13 PM

    the potholder is SO cute!! I need to make some asap!

  5. McKenna Bleu
    October 19, 2017 / 4:46 PM

    Such a cute idea! Absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. October 19, 2017 / 6:30 PM

    This is such a cute DIY! I love the fabric you chose!

  7. October 19, 2017 / 7:07 PM

    These are so cute! My mom can sew too and I’ve always wished I had let her teach me when I was younger!


  8. October 20, 2017 / 8:58 AM

    These are so cute! I wish I was craftier, so this might be on my weekend to-try list!

  9. Katie
    October 20, 2017 / 9:10 AM

    What a cute DIY project! They definitely seem easy enough to make. I love the fabrics/pattern you chose!

  10. Southern & Style
    October 20, 2017 / 9:51 AM

    Those are so cute and they sound pretty easy as well, I love the colors/patterns you chose!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  11. October 20, 2017 / 4:05 PM

    I really need some new potholders! And this looks like a fun project!

  12. October 20, 2017 / 5:27 PM

    My mom is always sewing things and I wish I knew how to sew too! I love the fabric you chose, it’s so cute.

  13. October 21, 2017 / 7:07 PM

    Awww they’re so cute! I can’t believe you made them. I’m incredibly impressed 🙂

    xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

  14. October 22, 2017 / 5:01 PM

    What an awesome tutorial! These would be perfect house warming gifts 🙂

    I use those sponges constantly. They work so well!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  15. October 25, 2017 / 5:06 PM

    These potholders are adorable!! I used to love sewing little bags for my stuff and it was super similar to this, I’m definitely going to need to try this out!


  16. Karen
    February 14, 2021 / 12:34 PM

    Where can I get that cute blue flowered fabric?

    July 3, 2021 / 9:46 PM


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