How to Sew a Double Pot Holder

When that delicious smell fills your kitchen and the timer goes off, be ready to take that perfectly baked creation out and protect your hands with this cute double pot holder. Conveniently hang it on your oven door so you'll never have to search for hot pads again. Make it in any color you'd like to match your kitchen, or sew a few to have on hand for the perfect hostess gift.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Things You'll Need

  • Two 8 x 24-inch pieces of cotton fabric

  • One 8 x 24-inch piece of cotton batting

  • Washable marking pen

  • Drinking glass with round edge

  • Sharp scissors

  • Straight edge

  • Pins

  • Four 6 1/2 x 8-inch pieces of cotton fabric

  • Two 6 1/2 x 8-inch pieces of cotton batting

  • 1/2 inch double fold bias tape (click here to make your own)

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 1

Cut two 8 x 24-inch pieces of cotton fabric and one 8 x 24-inch piece of cotton batting.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 2

Create rounded corners on all of the pieces by tracing around a drinking glass and cutting along the line.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3

Sandwich the batting between the two long pieces with the right sides facing out. Pin in place.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4

Use a straight edge and a washable marking pen to draw horizontal lines 1 1/2-inches apart. Sew along the lines.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Tip

If your fabric slips while sewing, try placing perpendicular pins along each line and slowly sewing over them to keep the layers in place.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 5

Cut four 6 1/2 x 8-inch pieces of cotton and two 6 1/2 x 8-inch pieces of cotton batting. Round the two bottom corners on each piece.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6

Sandwich the cotton batting in between the 2 pieces of cotton fabric with the right sides facing out and lining up the rounded corners. Open up the bias tape and with right sides together, pin along the raw edges of the straight edge. Sew along the first fold line.

Tip

You can purchase bias tape but the colors are limited. If you'd like to learn how to make your own in any color or pattern you'd like, click here.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 7

Wrap the bias tape around the raw edges. Pin and sew in place.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 8

Place the two smaller pocket sections at the ends of the longer rectangle piece. Match the rounded corners and pin in place. Baste around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 9

Add bias tape around the outer edge of the pot holder. Open the bias tape and pin along the entire raw edge of the pot holder.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 10

When you get to the end of the bias tape, fold over a 1/4 inch and pin in place. Overlap the other end about a 1/2 inch.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 11

Sew along the first fold line of the opened bias tape.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 12

Wrap the bias tape around the raw edge, then pin and sew in place.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Now when the timer goes off, you'll be ready to slide both your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.

Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Sew a double pot holder so you can slide your hands into each of the pockets and grab that hot pan right out of the oven.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
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