Protect your Instant Pot when not in use with a beautiful, custom cover. Follow these simple instructions to make an Instant Pot cover from Pioneer Woman placemats.
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If you have a Pioneer Woman Instant Pot already adorned with flowers, add a dust cover to make it even cuter. If your pressure cooker is stainless steel, use this tutorial to dress it up with the fun, floral patterns offered by the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
6 Quart Instant Pot Cover
This sewing tutorial is designed to keep dust and dirt away from a 6 quart Instant Pot. It also features a large pocket to hold accessories and manuals or recipes.
Instant Pot Cover Sewing Pattern
Pioneer Woman table linens are available in several colors and designs at Walmart. Feel free to mix match the products to create a cover that fits perfectly with your Instant Pot and your kitchen.
Quilted or braided products are best because they will hold their shape over time. You can buy them already quilted to keep this sewing project at a beginner level.
If you are up for a challenge, purchase the hand towels or linen products and quilt them yourself before following the instructions below.
Instant Pot Dust Cover
You will need a round placemat for the top of the dust cover, and enough fabric to go around the circumference. A quilted table runner is perfect, however, they are becoming more difficult to locate for purchase. Hopefully that is a sign that new designs are coming soon!
If you can’t find a table runner, grab three rectangular placemats. Cut off the ruffed edges and sew them together to make a length long enough to around your Instant Pot.
Keep in mind that fabrics are often different on each side, so you can mix and match.
DIY Instant Pot Cover
Are you ready to make an Instant Pot cover? Let’s get started!
Supplies to Make an Instant Pot Cover with Pioneer Woman Placemats
- 1 Round Placemat
- 1 Table Runner or 3 Rectangle Placemats
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Clips
- Straight Pins
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Acrylic Ruler
- Sewing Machine
- Walking Foot
You will need a round, braided placemat and one quilted table runner or three placemats from Pioneer Woman for this project, along with some basic sewing supplies. Pioneer Woman products are available at Walmart stores. The quilted products work best to help the dust cover hold its shape.
How to Make an Instant Pot Cover
Begin by cutting off one end of table runner or placemat to make it straight.
Then cut the table runner to 48″ long, or piece your placemats together to make one long piece 48″ in length.
Now cut one of the long side of ruffles off so that you have a piece measuring 48″ x 12″. This will be the circumference of your Instant Pot cover.
Next, cut the remaining end of the table runner (or a placemat) that still has three ruffled edges to 8″ wide. The remaining piece shown on the right of the photo below can be discarded or used for another project.
All the cutting is done, so it is time to assemble. Find the center of both cut pieces, and mark them with a clip or straight pin.
Then place the small piece on top of the long one with right sides together. The straight edges of both pieces should be along the tops. Pin or clip the top of the smaller piece 2.5″ from the bottom of the long piece.
Sew across the straight edge of the small piece.
Then fold the small piece up onto itself to form the pocket. Finger press it in place, and add a couple pins to stabilize.
Next top stitch around the pocket beginning at the top, right corner and continuing around to the top, left corner. Do not sew across the top of the pocket.
You should know have a long piece of table runner with three raw edges and a pocket.
Fold the table runner in half lengthwise with right sides together. Pin or clip it in place.
Sew along the edge with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Then open up the seam and iron or finger press it down.
You can add a few pins if you’d like.
Now sew the open seam along both edges, as close to the edges as possible.
This keeps things tidy on the inside of your cover.
Now pin or clip the tube you just made from the table runner onto the braided placemat.
The right side of the cover should be inside the tube. The braided placemat does not have a right or wrong side. Just pick one.
You should now have a tube of fabric secured all the way around the braided placemat, with the wrong side facing out, as shown below.
Next, sew around the circumference of the cover with a 1/4″ seam allowance, removing clips or pins as you go.
A walking foot works well to evenly feed the thick layers through your sewing machine.
Your cover probably looks more like a basket at this point.
Turn it inside out, and use your finger or a turning tool to press out the seam all the way around the braided placemat.
Then topstitch just outside the braided placemat all the way around your cover.
This gives the cover a finished look and helps the table runner stand on its own.
You made a dust cover! Place it over your Instant Pot when not in use, and store your Instant Pot supplies in the pocket for easy keeping. It is especially handy to keep the manual and cooking time chart with the machine for quick reference.
Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some more awesome sewing projects for the kitchen listed below.
- Cut off one end of table runner.
- Cut to 12" wide by 48" long.
- Cut other end of table runner to 8" while leaving the binding in tact.
- Find centers of both cut pieces and mark.
- Lay 8" piece on top of long piece with right sides together, centers matching and straight edges at top.
- Pin short piece 2.5" from bottom of long piece.
- Sew across top of short pieces.
- Fold up and press.
- Sew along sides and bottom of pocket.
- Fold the table runner in half lengthwise and clip.
- Sew with 1/2" allowance.
- Open seam.
- Top stitch each side of seam.
- Clip table runner cylinder to braided placemat with right sides together.
- Turn right side out.
- Top stitch around top perimeter.
- A walking foot is best for this project to sew through all the layers of the placemat and table runner.
- Only use when the Instant Pot is cool and off.
- The cover is machine washable.
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