Every kitchen needs potholders. They are easy enough to purchase at a kitchen or discount store. However, scented potholders are not as easy to find. When you place a hot casserole dish onto a scented pot holder, the potpourri inside adds to the aroma of the dining experience. Using some basic sewing skills, scented pot holders are easy to make.
Things You'll Need
Scrap cotton batting
Cut two 6½-inch squares from scrap fabric. Also, cut two six-inch pieces of cotton batting.
Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together and pin them around three sides. Sew a ¼-inch seam around the three sides, forming a pocket.
Spread potpourri (apple and cinnamon is nice) on one of the pieces of cotton batting. Place the second piece of batting on top and sew around all four sides (with a ¼-inch seam), enclosing the potpourri inside the two batting pieces.
Work the batting into the fabric pocket until it fits even and flat.
Hand-sew the third side of the potholder closed.
Sew around all four sides of the potholder on the outside, a half-inch from the outside edge. This will hold the batting in place.
Dried herbs may be exchanged for the potpourri.