Mimi (my G-ma) uses these all of the times and recently she caught hers on fire while cooking. She asked if I could make her some and I figured why not! They go on the pot handle of pans to protect your hands from heat - especially cast iron skillets that have no grip or protection!
This is what I had to work with as my pattern:
Just a warning - there is a bunch of pictures for this tutorial!
This is actually a very simply DIY and one you can easily make custom for any and all of your pots and pans!
Here are the materials I used: Extra Wide Double Fold Twill Tape,
Upholstery Fabric, Insulated Batting
I started by tracing the outline of a pan handle and added 1/2 wiggle room on each side PLUS another 1/2 inch for my seam allowance. I cut it out, folded in half to get symmetrical and then copied to card stock.
Once I had my pattern I traced EIGHT onto the the fabric I wanted to use. In this case I had upholstery fabric left from my Vintage Stool Makeover . Then trace FOUR from the insulated batting. This is what will protect your hand from the heat. I am making two of these, if you only want to make one just trace Four of the fabric and two of the insulated batting.
Then cut them out:
Next create layers by pinning two layers of the upholstery fabric together with the batting in the middle.
I would recommend hand basting them together after they are pinned - It will hold them together better as the working area is small and there are a lot of pins!
Next, sew the three layers together with a 1/4 seam allowance being sure to get all layers!
Now it is time to use the twill tape - cut four strips long enough to go across the bottom of the holder and sew on. This will seal in the raw edges.
Now baste TWO of these panels together - Take the twill tape and fold it up 1/2 inch to hide the edge and VERY carefully pin the twill tape around the panels being sure to enclose ALL of the raw edges top and bottom, I pinned probably every 1/2 inch just to be safe!
Leave three inches for the loop.
Sew all around the twill tape once again being sure to enclose all of the edges.
Sew all the way to the end of the twill tape and then turn up into a loop (so you can hang pot handle holder)!
Boy... Crafting is tough work...