Bring a touch of Christmas to your holiday table or kitchen with a handmade pot holder. This reversible accessory is perfect for adding festive style to your meal! Fabrics are from the Tole Christmas by Gina Martin for Moda Fabrics.

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Materials

  • 8" square Print A
  • 9x11" rectangle Print B
  • 7-1/2 square insulated batting (such as Insul-Bright)
  • 8" square cotton batting
  • Basting spray
  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Water-soluble marking pen

Finished pot holder: 7-1/2" square

Sew this project with 1/4" seams. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

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Cut Fabrics

From Print B, cut:

  • 8" square
  • 2x5" strip

Assemble Pot Holder

1. Fold Print B 2x5" strip in half lengthwise with right side out; press.

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2. Unfold strip. Fold long edges in to meet at center fold; press again.

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3. Fold in half lengthwise aligning folded edges; press again. Stitch folded edges using a 1/4" seam allowance.

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4. Fold strip in half to make loop. Using long, removable hand or machine stitches, sew ends of loop to top left-hand corner of Print A square to make pot holder front.

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5. Cover work surface with newspaper. Place insulating batting square on work surface. Following manufacturer's instructions, apply basting spray to "dull" side of insulated batting.

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6. Center cotton batting square on insulated batting square. Working on covered work surface, apply basting spray.

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7. Layer pot holder front, right side up, atop layered batting.

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8. Layer Print B 8" square wrong side up, on top of pot holder front. Pin layers together.

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9. Beginning in the middle of one edge (not the corner), sew together pieces using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 5" opening along one edge for turning (marked here with water-soluble marker).

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10. Clip corners close to stitching to reduce bulk.

11. Turn right side out through 5" opening. Use chopstick or the eraser end of a pencil to push out corners; press.

12. Using a needle and thread, sew the opening closed.

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13. Using water-soluble marking pen and ruler, draw a stitching line 1" from outer edges of pot holder.

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14. Stitch along marked line to complete pot holder. Spritz marked lines with cold water to "dissolve" lines.

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