Potholder Set

It's easy to make your own potholders for your kitchen. These instructions include both a large and a small potholder. The large potholder features a pocket to protect your hand, and the small potholders are just the right size for microwave dishes or for lifting lids.

Large Potholder Supplies

Embroider the Front

Spray two layers of OESD Ultra Clean & Tear Stabilizer together with temporary spray adhesive.

Spray the top of the stabilizer with additional spray adhesive and adhere to the wrong side of the white quilted fabric.

Hoop the stabilizers and quilted fabric. Use your hoop’s template to center the marked horizontal and vertical lines of the fabric in the hoop.

Attach the hoop to the machine, select the chef design, and stitch the 1st guide stitch.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but DO NOT remove the fabric from the hoop.

Cut a square of fabric slightly larger than the square made by the guide stitch.

Spray the back of the square with temporary spray adhesive and place the WRONG side down over the guide stitches in the hoop.

Reattach the hoop to machine again and stitch the second color change (the Applique Cut Guide).

Remove hoop from machine, but DO NOT remove the fabric from the hoop. Cut away excess fabric from the outside the applique cut guide stitches.

Return hoop to machine and finish stitching out the design.

Remove the hoop from the machine and the embroidered fabric from the hoop. Clip thread tails, and remove the excess stabilizer from the back of the design.

Trim the embroidered square to 7” square keeping the design centered both vertically and horizontally.

Construct the Potholder

With right sides together, stitch the right sides of the 7” x 7 1/2” pocket lining fabric to the upper right edge of the pocket using a 1/4” seam allowance.

Fold the lining fabric up over the top edge and wrap to the wrong side over the top of the pocket. (HINT: Spray the wrong sides of the pocket with temporary spray adhesive and adhere it to the wrong side of the pocket to temporarily hold it in place.)

Place the 7” x 9” black quilted fabric wrong side up on a flat surface and spray with temporary spray adhesive. Place the shiny surface of the 7” x 9” Teflon coated fabric on top of the wrong side of the quilted fabric. Spray the wrong side of the Teflon with spray adhesive and place the 7” x 9” washcloth fabric on top.

Place the wrong side of the pocket on the lower edge of the washcloth and baste around the outside edges ¼” away from all outside edges.

Place a cup on each corner and trace its outline to round off corners with scissors.

Apply the bias tape around all four outside edges and stitch in place mitering corners. HINT: Spray the inside of the bias tape with temporary spray adhesive before wrapping around the edges for pinless stitching.

Stitch the folds together of an 8” piece of bias together.

Form a loop and hand or machine stitch the loop to the upper left of the potholder.

 

Small Potholder Supplies

Embroider the Front

Hoop a layer of OESD Badgemaster.

Spray the top of the stabilizer with temporary spray adhesive.

Place one of the 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” white quilted fabrics in the center of the hoop with the right side of the fabric up. NOTE: Place the fabric so that one of the 4 1/2” sides will be the “top” of the design.

Attach the hoop to machine select lettering of your choice. Rotate the wording as needed and randomly stitch the lettering on the fabric. Use your machine’s layout features to check that the lettering will fit.

You may wish to reduce some of the designs. (If your machine will not rotate designs, you may wish to place the fabric in the hoop at an angle and stitch out one of the words. Rehoop additional stabilizer and continue to turn the fabric and stitch additional words.)

Remove the hoop from the machine and the Badgemaster with the embroidered fabric from the hoop. Clip thread tails. Cut away as much Badgemaster as possible from the back of the design. Any remaining stabilizer can be removed with water.

Construct the Potholder

With right sides together, stitch the right sides of the 4” x 4 1/2” pocket lining fabric to the upper right side of the pocket using a 1/4” seam allowance.

Fold the lining to the wrong side wrapping the seam allowance over the top of the pocket. HINT: Spray the wrong sides of the pocket with temporary spray adhesive and adhere it to the wrong side of the pocket to temporarily hold it in place.

Place the 4 1/2” x 8” black quilted fabric wrong side up on a flat surface and spray with spray adhesive. Place the shiny surface of the 4 1/2” x 8” Teflon coated fabric on top of the wrong side of the quilted fabric. Spray the wrong side of the Teflon with spray adhesive and place the 4 1/2” x 8” washcloth fabric on top.

Place the wrong sides of the pockets on both ends of the washcloth and baste around the outside edges 1/4” away from raw edges.

Place a cup on each corner and round off corners. See photos for large potholder.

Apply the bias tape around all four outside edges and stitch in place mitering corners. HINT: Spray the inside of the bias tape with temporary spray adhesive before wrapping around the edges for pinless stitching.

Your potholders are complete, so let's get cooking!

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