Prettied-Up Pot Holder

See my old sad potholder there?  Kind of worn out, huh?  See how it’s cozying up to those fabric scraps?  I think it’s dreaming of a Spring makeover. 

Potholder Makeover 
First, I gave it a haircut.  I never used those hanging loops anyway so I just snipped them right off.

Potholder haircut 
I cut two pieces of fabric about a half inch larger on each side.  Then I placed the fabric squares right sides together, laid the potholder on top, and stitched around, leaving about three inches open to turn.

Potholder construction
When I stitched the pieces together, I squared off the corners so it would be easier to turn later.  Then I trimmed my corners and turned it inside out.

DIY potholder 
I topstitched around the edge, catching the unstitched opening edges under.

Topstitching potholder 
I thought it might be cute with a little more top stitching so I went around a few times, using the edge of my presser foot as a guide for the inside stitching lines.

Potholder with decorative stitching

Pot holder

Easy peasy!  If that potholder had feet, I’d say it had a bit of spring in it’s step!

29 thoughts on “Prettied-Up Pot Holder

  1. Oh, I love this idea, mine are so worn and ugly , I am embrassed when company comes over, but I hate to throw things away, now I can just make them pretty again. Thanks for the idea, btw I love you map frame, I am going to do a map wall in out homeschool room one day after sheet rock goes up and I will be using your framing idea when it ever happens. Hope you are having a beautiful Spring day.

    Cha Cha

  2. What a totally cool idea! You'd never know there was an old pot holder in there! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

  3. What a great idea! I am so in need of some nicer looking pot holders! i am going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Hi…over from Friday Follow. What a great idea to spiffy up the potholders….and I love the way the jute frame makes the map look. 🙂

  5. I so love this idea! The "new" potholder looks absolutely fabulous.
    FYI, stopping from New Friend Friday…and now off to see some of your other posts.

  6. What a darling idea! I am a wannabe hoarder and this would totally satisfy the hoarder in me. Why throw a good thing away if it can be used? Following back from FF! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I'm a kitchen dish towel freak…they have to perfectly clean and nice to use. However, my potholders are gross looking! Not anymore!!!! Such a great fix and so cute!!! I'm going to change all of mine. Thank you. First time here. Found you through FJI SNS. Thanks for linking!!

  8. Here from FF, following you back. This is such a cute tute I never thought to spice up my existing pot holders I have just been making new ones… This is such a clever way to get them to match your kitchen decor.

  9. Now this is really really smart. I get some I really like and then they go ratty but now I know just what to do. Thanks so much for your post. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. — Jane F.

  10. Smart, smart, smart. I can't manage to make myself throw away things that work perfectly well, but aren't pretty. Now I have another idea for fixing them! Thanks so much!

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