DIY Linen Potholders

DIY Linen Potholders @themerrythoughtI was looking through my potholders a few months ago and had to throw out a bunch because they were so grubby and the ones I was left with didn’t really go with the rest of my kitchen decor anymore. I really wanted a few simple ones that I could hang up within reach of the stove. So yesterday I finally used some leftover linen to whip up a few. I love a simple sewing project and, though the sewing is far from perfect, I love how they turned out!
DIY Linen Potholders @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-100% Cotton Batting
-Sewing Machine
-Leather Lace

How to make it:
-Cut out two 7″x7″ squares from the piece of linen.
-Cut out one 7″x7″ square from the batting.
-Put the linen pieces together with the outside facing in, lay them on top of the batting, and pin together.
-Sew 1/4″ along the edge leaving a 3″ opening along one of the sides.
-Flip right-side out.
-Using iron to press flat and fold in edges of the opening and press.
-Cut 3″ piece of leather lace, fold in half, and place in the opening before sewing it shut.
-Sew 1/4″ in along the entire edge.
-You can sew a patten, an “x”, or just a single slash like I did through the center of the potholder so the batting is secure with use.
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  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Anne - Simple but elegant! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that features your tutorial:


  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:11 pm

    Sarah - You might want to add some Insul-Bright so it’s heat-resistant!ReplyCancel

    • Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:45 pm

      Kaelyn - Yes this^^!! But these are very cute and simple!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:22 am

    Sarah Rotrock - I’m so making these!ReplyCancel

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    Sue Anna - Not sure I have heard of leather lace. Where should I look for it? Can’t wait to make a bunch of these for myself and gifts! Mine have the grundge also.ReplyCancel

    • Monday, April 4, 2016 - 11:42 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Most craft stores will have leather lace – I usually get mine at Michael’s.ReplyCancel

    • Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:55 pm

      Muriel - Also,
      shoe repair shops usually carry leather laces in packets of two – few dollars onlyReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:09 pm

    Grace - I love your spoon where did you get it???ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:43 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - My dad actually made it! He sells similar ones here.ReplyCancel