These free pot holder patterns are a great way to make some new pot holders for your kitchen. You'll be surprised how great it feels to bring out a brand new pot holder the next time you go to cook! They also make great gifts since they're quick to sew up and everyone on your list would be happy to receive one. Include a handmade apron and it will be a gift no one will soon forget.
This is a great project to use up scraps from your fabric stash or precuts like 10-inch squares or fat quarters. You'll also need some quilt batting or insulated batting. Keep in mind that insulated batting will protect your hands more but cannot be put in the microwave.
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Pretty Little Pot Holder
This quilted pot holder pattern makes a rounded rectangle pot holder with a pocket, decorative ruffle, and a loop. All of it is bound with bias tape to create a nice clean finish. These are pretty enough to give as gifts, but you may want to make two so you can keep one for yourself.
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Simple Pot Holder
This free pattern creates a square pot holder with a pocket, bias binding, and a loop for hanging. You'll be inspired by the fabrics used here: stripes, florals, and linens make an interesting combination that will really spruce up your kitchen.
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Quilted Oven Mitt
Take your pot holder up a notch and create this quilted oven mitt that's great for taking out hot dishes and pans from your oven. It's a quick project that you'll have finished within an hour.
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Starbright Pot Holder
Add a patchwork feature in the center of your pot holder by adding a pretty star that's made out of simple square and half square triangle blocks. Simple binding and a loop complete this project.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Cherry Pie Potholder
This adorable round pot holder looks like a cherry pie! It's even complete with a lattice crust on the top. Made out of different colors of felt, there's some fabric gluing and some basic sewing that needs to be done to put them together. You'll need to have a little sewing experience, this pattern requires some curves which can be a little tricky for the beginner. You could easily change the "flavor" of the pie by using a different color of felt for the inside of the pot holder. This DIY pot holder would make a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen.
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Double Pot Holder With Hand Pockets
This double pot holder with hand pockets pattern will keep your hands safe and let you get that hot dish out of the oven quickly. No need to find two pot holders because this one will do the job for both.
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Scrappy Handmade Hot Pad
Use up some extra fabric with this scrap-busting hot pad pattern. This project only uses strips of scrap fabric, batting, and an optional hoop. There's no binding on this one, making it really quick to sew up.
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Hexie Pot Holder Project
This hexie pot holder is going to add a lot of fun to your kitchen! The project comes together quickly and is scrap friendly. It can also be used as a colorful trivet.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover
Here's a free pattern for a skillet handle cover so you don't burn your hand while cooking with your cast iron skillet. It's a simple pattern that would make a great gift.
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Fiesta Pot Holder
Create a showstopping pot holder with this Fiesta Pot Holder sewing tutorial. It has a patchwork front, pocket, and loop that can show off a fabric of your choice. It finishes at 9" x 11", making it a nice large pot holder.
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Easy Peasy Pot Holders
If you want to make a lot of pot holders quickly, this is the pot holder pattern for you. No binding or quilting also makes this a great project for someone just learning how to sew.
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Square Hot Pads
Classic pot holders have gotten a modern makeover with these free pattern for square hot pads. The tutorial starts out by teaching you how to make your own pattern, making it easy for you to make these pot holders over and over again.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Folded Star Pot Holder
This pot holder pattern is for a sewist looking for more of a challenge than your traditional square pot holder. The free PDF pattern includes directions on how to fold and sew the squares to get the folded star effect in the middle.
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Scrappy Quilted Pot Holder
This free pot holder pattern uses three fabrics—two for the pinwheel design, and one for the bias binding that goes around the hot pad. There are also lots of ideas here on recycled fabric sources that you could use to make these pot holders.