How to make a hot pad for a casserole dish. These make great gifts!
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I’ve been eyeballing large pot holders on Pinterest. They look so USEFUL. I’m tired of lining up two small ones to go underneath a hot casserole dish and it seemed simple enough to make a large pot holder. This has been a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while and it did not disappoint. It was fairly simple, it wasn’t terribly time consuming, and they came out really cute.
Best part? Most people have normal size pot holders, but I’m guessing a large one would make a GREAT gift. Making a few of these is no big deal and it’s a great way to practice putting on bias tape.
Or just make your fabric cuts smaller and make small pot holders. Your choice. Same technique.
Supplies for an Easy Hot Pad
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- Insul Brite (this is probably cheaper at the store by the yard)
- Cotton Batting
- Typical sewing machine stuff
- Bias tape
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How to Make a Hot Pad
Watch this easy video for instructions or scroll down for the photo tutorial.
Pin your top fabric to your Insul-Brite and batting. Sew together. I just quilted up the top.
Next, you want to add your back fabric. You have two choices… you can face the front fabric right sides together with the back fabric, stitch, leave an opening to turn it, then turn and topstitch.
I liked this method better… I pinned my fabric in the following order: Top fabric, batting/Insul Brite, back fabric. Just like it’ll show up when you finish the hot pad.
Once I did that, I basted all three together. If you’re clever with adding bias tape, you could probably just put your bias tape on and skip the basting. Pins do hold the layers in place pretty well.
Now you just sew your bias tape on with a straight stitch.
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Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Grocery Bag Holders, Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
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