How to Sew an Easy Pot Holder in 10 Minutes

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Are you looking for easy sewing projects for the kitchen? Learn how to make these cute DIY Pot Holders with a hanging hook. 

Pink homemade pot holder on counter next to blue pan

It seems like our pot holders constantly need to be replaced. Instead of purchasing new pot and pan holders, I decided to sew my own pot holders.

You can often sew household items (like these sandwich wraps) for less money than you’d spend buying new, and that holds true with this project.

These DIY pot holders are seriously so easy to make if you know how to use a sewing machine. Really, they are. If you have your sewing basics down, you can make a kitchen pot holder in about 10 minutes.

It’s really important to make sure you choose heat-safe batting if you want the best pot holder to protect your hands. Other than that, you can customize the outer fabric however you’d like – just choose something durable.

Two homemade paisley printed pot holders on an oven

Easy DIY Pot Holder Tutorial

Learn how to make these cute personalized DIY Pot Holders with a hanging hook. Choose vintage fabric for a unique homemade gift idea.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Pot Holder


  • ¼ yard cotton fabric - main color
  • ¼ yard heat safe batting - like Insul-Bright
  • ¼ yard cotton fabric - complimentary or matching color


  • Washable fabric pen
  • Self healing mat
  • Scissors
  • All-purpose thread
  • Wonder sewing clips
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


  • Measure, mark and cut one 9” x 9” piece of your main, one piece of the 9” x 9” piece of your complimentary fabric, one 2” x 4” piece of either of the cotton fabrics and one 9" x 9" piece of heat safe cotton batting or fabric.
    Cut the pieces of fabric to the appropriate size for the pot holder
  • Fold your 2” x 4” in half length-wise and press with an iron. Next fold each side to touch the middle fold and press together and then fold in half and press. This will be your loop to hang your pot holder.
    Cut fabric strip for hanging pot holder
  • Place one piece of your cotton fabric right side up, place loop piece in one corner, with the raw edge facing the corner.
    Attach pot holder handle with raw edge of fabric exposed
  • Lay the second piece of cotton fabric on top of the first piece, but right side down this time (so the right sides are facing each other).
    Complimentary fabric turned over
  • Lay the heat safe or cotton batting on top of the cotton fabric pieces.
    Heat safe cotton batting pinned to fabric
  • Pin your pieces together, leaving a 4” opening.
    Leave a gap when you pin the batting before moving to the sewing machine
  • Sew a 1/2” seam allowance around all four sides. Secure either side of the opening by going back and forth a few times. This will prevent it coming apart when you turn it. Be sure you do not sew the opening shut.
    1/2" seam allowance sewn around all 4 sides of the heat safe cotton batting
  • Next, clip each corner of the pot holder, being very careful to not snip into the stitching around the edges.
    Clip corners of fabric and batting without snipping the stitching of your pot holder
  • Carefully turn the pot holder right side out through the opening you left.
    Turning the pot holder right side out so the fabric you chose is exposed
  • After it's right side out, press all four sides of the pot holder with your iron. Then sew a 1/4” seam allowance around all four sides. This will also close the opening you created.
    Sew an allowance around all four edges and your pot holder is complete
  • Now you have your very own pot holder that you made! Repeat the process until you have as many pot holders as you need.
    Two easy homemade pot holders on a stove

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