18 Simple Pot Holder Patterns For You To Sew

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If you’re looking for pot holder patterns, you’re in the right place!

I was looking for a quick and easy gift to sew for my sister who has just moved house so some new pot holders to match her decor seemed like a great idea.

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They are a quick project you can finish in an evening – which is sooo satisfying!

Before I designed and made my new pot holder, I went on the hunt for loads of different patterns and tutorials, which I’m also going to share here with you for inspiration for your next project.

Pot Holder Patterns to Inspire You

Pot holders are a great way to make a dent in your stash of leftover fabrics and use up all your fabric scraps!

Because most of them are small, you can piece together lots of small pieces of off-cuts and quickly make yourself a new set of pot holders.

Once you've made one set, you'll likely want to make more for friends and family because they are just so quick and easy, and they make really great gifts.

Some of these designs have a PDF pattern with them, others are more patchwork potholders that you can piece together as you go.

I hope you found this collection useful and now have a pot holder pattern that you love and can’t wait to make!

If you want to make something really unique and one-of-a-kind, why not design your own quilt block, and turn that into a pot holder?

They’re so simple to make, that once you understand the basics, you can pretty much turn anything you like into an oven mitt!

Top Tips for Pot Holders

  • Use a walking foot when you’re sewing all your layers together. The walking foot will help to prevent your layers from moving around.
  • Before binding your pot holders, use a zig-zag stitch to hold all the edges together.
  • Experiment with binding your pot holders with bias tape and quilt binding to see what suits you best.
  • If you want to add hanging loops to any of these patterns, use a piece of ribbon or fabric and sew the loop in while you’re attaching the binding.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good pot holder?

A good pot holder should be large enough to pick up a range of trays and hot pots, thick enough to protect your hands, and made with quality materials.

I like to think the best type of pot holders have a small pocket to slide your and into so you have full protection of the backs of your hands, too.

How do you make a heatproof potholder?

The best way to make your potholder heatproof is by using heat-resistant batting. My favorite is Insul-Bright.

If you don’t have any of this, you could always just use a few layers of your fabric or choose a thick fabric to use.

What is the best batting for potholders?

The best batting available for potholders is Insul-Bright. It is designed to be heat resistant and reflects hot and cold temperatures back onto itself.

It needs to be used alongside other fabric, so it makes the perfect middle layer to sandwich between your nicer visible fabric.

Other Projects You Might Like

If you’re looking for some other simple projects to the homemade potholder that you can make, check out these other free tutorials and ideas.