If you've got tons of fabric scraps laying around the house, you can make use of these adorable potholder sewing patterns! Give new life to your kitchen with these super cute potholders.
Potholder Sewing Patterns: Time to Get to Work
Potholders are essential must-haves in your kitchen. Without them, how else will you manage handling those hot frying pans and casseroles from the oven and stove? They also serve as great trivets when you're serving hot dishes. Further, they can also make great gifts for friends this holiday season. If you're a domestic diva and this is something that excites you, check out these potholder sewing patterns and let your hands lead the way!
1. Easy Sew Potholders
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I'll let you in on a little secret. The secret to great looking potholders is your fabric. What I always do is that when I see a fabric I like, I'll buy at least a yard of it even if I don't have any use for it yet. It's just there in my fabric storage cabinet, ready to go when I need it to.
That said, I'll start this list with the most basic potholder pattern. Here, you will learn how to do basic quilting (if you haven't). It's one of the best ways to put different layers of fabric together and come up with a unique design of your own. Or in this case, if you just want to use two different fabrics for starters, that's totally fine!
2. Fiesta Potholder
Do you like hosting parties? This friendly fiesta potholder will not only keep your hands protected, they'll look great in any party decor too! It's practically the most basic of all potholder sewing patterns you'll come across. And best of all, once you've mastered this pattern, you'll be able to get more creative with it with the fabrics you use, even adding ruffles and lace trim if you like.
3. Crochet Hint of Spring Potholder
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Another technique you might need to practice when making DIY potholders is crocheting. Crochet potholders are also effective in keeping the heat away from your hands. Plus, they really look beautiful on display and when in use too. Do you like pastel colors? This potholder with a hint of spring colors is perfect!
4. Grandma’s Recipe Potholders
Recipes are considered heirlooms amongst families. These things are passed on from generation to generation. Family recipes are very special, which is why it would be a great idea to put those recipes on potholders.
It's a good way to rekindle moments like when you watched mom cooked your favorite meal or eating the delicious pot roast that grandma always made for Christmas dinner. Bless your kitchen with beautiful memories!
5. Hooked and Bound Hot Pads
Be inspired to do more in your kitchen because the fear of getting burned or scalded has left the building! Let these hooked and bound hot pads arm you with confidence to cook and bake whatever you want. Want to put these potholders on display? Let these beautiful potholders inspire you to keep the kitchen clean every day too!
6. Fat Circle Potholder
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Sometimes, and when the situation calls for it, we do want our potholders to be fat and big, just to make sure we get a firm grip on the hot pot we're holding on to. This fat circle potholder is not only cute, you can also put your hand inside it to get a good grip!
7. Heart Potholder
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Valentine's Day is months away, but it helps to be prepared. Try making these heart potholder sewing patterns for your special romantic date night. If you have the time, pair with a red and white apron too. Cooking for your loved ones is always a special thing to do, so make sure they see that you've put your heart into it.
8. Crochet Dutch Skies Potholder
I'm in love with crochet potholder sewing patterns. They're so beautiful and I love that I can make them into a somewhat 3D finish. But with this Dutch skies potholder, I'm just so amazed at the color play. And one more thing I love about crochet potholders is that they can get really thick, which means I can also use them as table pot pads to protect our wooden dining table!
9. Vintage Kitchen Dresden Potholder
So maybe you want something that's more vintage-looking? Your wish is my command. This potholder gives off a subtle vintage vibe without compromising on the colors. Although I find the blue and pink to be too bright for the vintage vibe I'm trying to achieve, you can always tone it down with something lighter or neutral.
10. Tutti Frutti Potholders
Make your own tutti frutti potholders…because, why not? These little things are perfect potholders for the kitchen. They're easy to make and has a simple crocheting pattern. My favorite is definitely the watermelon!
11. Picasso Potholder
If you're looking for something unique, perhaps its time to call the artist inside you! This Picasso potholder looks a bit complicated to make but just stick in there. That's actually good for aesthetic purposes as your DIY potholders will look like you've bought them from an expensive store. Come to think of it, you don't really have to use them too, they look great as kitchen decor!
12. Crochet Vintage Flower Potholders
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If you're a big fan of anything floral, these vintage flower potholders will be the sunshine of your day! I really love crochet potholders because I have several uses for them. For one, they're pretty thick so they get the job done when it comes to protecting my hands from the heat. The other thing I love about them is that they make great trivets!
13. Pretty Little Potholder
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Of course, we can't create a list of potholder sewing patterns without pretty designs. When I came across this pretty little potholder, I knew it was going to one of the next sewing projects I'll do. I like that it's pretty without too much going on with it. Plus, it's not hard to do too!
14. Cute Santa Potholder
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Christmas is just around the corner and it always pays to be prepared. Make these cute Santa potholders and pair them with your holiday decor. Using the same pattern, you can also make a mug rug and a table runner. You just have to adjust the sizes.
15. Two-Hand Casserole Holder
You know what? It happened to me. My newly cooked casserole fell on the floor because I didn't have a good grip on it. The dog loved it, but we didn't have anything to eat for dinner and ended up getting takeout.
What I'm saying here is that these two-hand potholders are lifesavers! You really need to hold on to those casserole pots tight because they're seriously heavy. I say, two hands are better than one, especially when you're holding on to what you just cooked! If you're convinced, don't waste any time and make this beautiful potholder right away!
Dinner dates aren’t the only way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Welcome the day of love by sharing a wonderful breakfast using this hearts and ruffles mug rug. No need to wait for a special night to tell him how much you love him. Say it as you start the day with your first cup of coffee. Click the link in bio for how to make it. Photo by @petro_creativehomemaking #sewingaddict #ValentinesDay
16. Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern
Since we're on the topic of keeping your hands safe from hot pans and pots, I think it's a good idea to include this soup bowl cozy pattern in this list to also keep your hands protected for hot soup bowls! This will be extra helpful when the kids hold their bowls too.
17. Potholder Emergency Clutch
Last but not least is this genius potholder emergency clutch. Well, I think it's best that you don't use this as a potholder (unless you really have to), but rather a travel storage or emergency first aid kit for the kitchen. What's great about it is that the potholder design will blend well with the kitchen decor, so you don't have to hide your emergency kit in a drawer, which can be a hassle if you need it in an instant.
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If you have the time to work on your DIY potholders now, then it's time to get to work. Your old potholders are begging to retire and this is the perfect time to replace them. Bear in mind that using beautiful potholders isn't just for keeping you safe when cooking, but it is also a great way to motivate you to continue doing what you love! Hopefully, you'll find a couple of potholder sewing patterns here that you'll love. Enjoy sewing and cooking!
Which of these potholder sewing patterns are you going to try? Let me know by writing a comment below!
Editor’s Note – This article was originally posted on November 2016 and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.