Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mini Potholders

Mini potholders for microwave dishes.  NOT for use in ovens or hot pans, only for removing items from the microwave!

Hmmm: My paint drawings didn't come out. You can see from the picture what they are supposed to look like, The pattern is folded in half, so the 4 inch side is straight, and the other end curved like in the picture above.

You can use quilted fabric, or like I did, two layers of heavy fabric. You could also use 2 layers of cotton/cotton blend fabric with batting between.

Place 4 inch side of pattern below along fold of fabric and cut 2 for each mini potholder if using heavy fabric, or cotton/cotton blend, with the cotton, also cut 1 layer of batting. You will only need one if using quilted fabric.

Cut 2 pieces ¾ inch shorter using the rounded end for each potholder. Sew as shown below:

3 inches
4 inches

To sew bias tape: unfold, and sew one edge on right side of fabric. Next fold over and sew on wrong side.

Pin shorter pieces on front as shown (larger pieces have wrong sides together).

You may need to trim edges in spots so all layers are the same. Pin Bias tape on right side being sure to fold over end of tape at start.

View from wrong side

Sew like for the short pieces

After sewing tape on, trim fabric before folding over bias tape.




  1. This is a fun idea. My granddaughters and I may get a sewing for Christmas project going. They could choose their own fabric. Thanks. Hugs to you.