Are you ready for yet another fun, quick, and easy beginner sewing project? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place. Today we will walk through all the easy-to-follow steps on How To Sew A Round Pot Holder With A Pocket! If this is your first time ever sewing, congratulations on taking on new fun and addicting hobby! These little potholders are great to use every day and it is rewarding to make something that is as cute as it is functional. These sewing projects that we create and put together for you are meant to be relaxing and fun! We want you to develop a love for sewing as we have done over the years. You can simply make a few at a time depending on the season and how you are feeling. The look of your potholder can change as there seem to be a million different fabric colors and patterns.
You can make them for yourself, a gift for a friend, a housewarming gift, a wedding gift, an anniversary gift, or even to add something fun to your daughters, granddaughters, and or even nieces’ play kitchen! No matter the reason you chose to make these potholders we know one thing is for sure. Sewing is FUN!!
What You’ll Need:
- 1-yard fabric
- 1-yard Pellon 975 Insul Fleece Interfacing 45”
- Free Pattern
- White Small Bias Taped
- Thread to match
- Iron or heat press
- Bias Tape
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
With today’s sewing tutorial we have included the pattern you will need to make this Round Pot Holder. Simply print it out on regular printer paper, card stock, or even construction paper. If you do not have a printer simply make a round circle the size you want your potholder to be. When picking fabrics make sure you pick something that is not flammable or something that can take high heat. If you are unsure what fabrics work best, feel free to ask the local fabric shops as they are always happy to help.
How To Sew A Round Pot Holder With A Pocket
The first thing you are going to do in this how to sew a round potholder with a pocket sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. This will act as a preshrink for when you wash this potholder later and it will help keep your stitches from pulling out. Note that you DO NOT do this to the interfacing fabric. With that out of the way, the next step is to print and assemble the included free pattern. Use the pattern to cut two full circles of the regular fabric and cut one full circle of the interfacing.
Now you are going to cut the pattern in half. This is for the pocket you will be making in the following steps.The pocket gives you a nice place to put your hand when you are using the potholder. You’ll use this to cut two pieces of regular fabric and one of interfacing.
As you can see above this is what your cut fabrics will look like prior to pinning bias tape and sewing.
Next up on this how to sew a round potholder with a pocket sewing tutorial, place the half-circle piece with one piece of regular fabric facing right side down then the half-circle piece of interfacing, then the next piece of regular fabric right side up. Pin the bias tape across and sew.
Now, sew across the top of the bias tape to attach it to your fabric.
Just flip the bias tape over the edge and sew again. This makes your edge nice and pretty and reinforces it.
Next on this how to sew a round potholder with a pocket sewing tutorial, place the one regular fabric round circle right side down. Place the interfacing on top and then place another round regular piece of fabric right side up. Lay the half circle on top. Pin the bias tape around the circle. Be sure to over lap so when you finish off that you don’t have a gap between the bias tape. This part can be a little tricky so take your time if you need to. As you sew around the edge the bias tape will start to lay flatter naturally.
Sew around the potholder, securing the bias tape. Take a small piece of bias tape about 1 1/2 inches and stitch it closed. Make a loop and then pin it to the top of the holder under the backside of the bias tape. This is if you would like to hang the potholder.
Flip the bias tape over the edging all the way around and stitch. When you come to the overlap make sure it is laying flat.
For the last step in this how to sew a round potholder with a pocket sewing tutorial, go back and stitch across the loop to make sure it stays up and secures it better.
Wasn’t that such a fun little sewing project? I love making sewing projects that are not only useful but super cute! With this projected we worked with more bias tape and in trickier ways that just simply sewing straight across. I love pushing the boundaries of my skills as it begins to make us better sewers and can get us used to doing a little more complex dewing projects in the future! How To Sew A Round Pot Holder pushed those limits and I am proud of your accomplishments! I can not wait to see all the fun pot holders you all have made! Do not forget to keep following us as we have lot of other quick and easy beginner sewing projects just for you!
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- Print pattern.
- Cut 2 of full circle of the regular fabric. Cut 1 of full circle the interfacing. Cut the pattern in half and cut 2 of the regular fabric and cut 1 of the interfacing.
- Place the half circle with one piece of regular fabric facing right side down then the interfacing then the next piece of regular fabric right side up.
- Pin the bias tape across and sew. Now file the bias tape over the edge and sew again.
- Place the one regular fabric round circle right side down. Place the interfacing on top and then place another round regular piece of fabric right side up. Lay the half circle on top.
- Pin the bias tape around the circle. Be sure to over lap so when you finish off that you don't have a gap between the bias tape.
- Stitch around the bias tape.
- Take a small piece of bias tape about 1 1/2 inches and stitch it closed. Make a loop and then pin it to the top of the holder under the back side of the bias tape.
- Now flip the bias tape over the edging all the way around and stitch. When you come to the over lap make sure to lap them and stitch then come back and stitch across the overlap
- Enjoy your potholder.
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