How to make a Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets

Nothing’s worse than placing a delicious meal or sweet dessert in the oven, waiting for the timer to finally sound, and then realizing you need 2 hot pads to lift out your your large dish or pan, but you can only fine one. Or even worse…..you can’t even find ONE! And then you know what happens next—you scramble for a kitchen towel, awkwardly wrap it around the edges of the pan and then try to lift it out of the oven without getting burned. Boo. It’s tragic!

Here’s a solution for that…..a Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets!

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Once that timer *DINGS*….no more hunting down two hot pads!  Just slide your hands into each of these pockets and grab that large pan/dish/pot/etc right out of the hot oven!

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The entire thing is made from cotton materials, so it can be tossed in the wash when needed!

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And really, you can make this thing as long or as short as you’d like…..depending on the sizes of your pans!

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Now go ahead and make one with some fun fabric, hang it over the oven handle, and keep that Double Pot Holder handy at all times!

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Okay, are you ready to make one for your kitchen?! (And your friend/mother/neighbor’s kitchen too?)

 

Supplies to make a Double Pot Holder:

  • 100% cotton fabric, outer fabric
  • 100% natural cotton batting (Pellon makes something called Wrap-N-Zap that’s microwave safe)
  • 100% cotton 1/2-inch double fold bias tape (if you’d like to make your own, HERE’S a Bias Tape Tutorial)
  • 100% cotton thread
  • Sewing Supplies (here’s a list of my favorite sewing supplies, in case you need a few ideas)

***Check out my Sewing Terms 101 post, for additional help.

 

Start by cutting 2 large pieces of cotton fabric and 2 pieces of batting that are all 8 x 24 inches for the main portion of the hot pad. Then, cut 4 smaller pieces of cotton fabric and 2 pieces of batting that are all 6.5 x 8 inches for both pocket sections.

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Now, round all 4 corners of the bigger rectangles and round the 2 bottom corners of the smaller rectangles.

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To create a simple rounded corner, use a mug or small bowl and trace around it…

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…then cut around it.

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Next, place your large rectangle pieces together with the 2 batting pieces in the middle and the cotton fabric sandwiching them together, facing outward.

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Pin all the layers together and then sew some parallel lines down the length of the fabric, about 1 1/2 inches apart.

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It’s common for the layers to shift slightly, so trim as needed.

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Next, grab 2 of the smaller rectangles and sandwich it around one of the smaller batting pieces, with the RIGHT side of the fabric facing outward.

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Then baste all 3 layers together around the curved sides with a 1/4 inch seam allowance and then attach some bias tape along the top straight edge. (Need help attaching BIAS TAPE? Click HERE!) Repeat with the other smaller rectangle pieces.

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Now, place the 2 smaller rectangle sections at each end of the longer rectangle piece, matching up the curved corners, creating 2 corners.

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Attach each pocket by sewing around the sides and bottom, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Then, add bias tape around the entire outer edge of the hot pad. (Need help attaching BIAS TAPE? Click HERE!)

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Now, it’s time to hang your Double Hot Pad over the oven handle and let it hang there pretty, until it’s time to be used! :)

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Enjoy!

-Ashley

 

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20 Responses to “How to make a Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets”
  1. 1
    Rachel Harrington says:

    This is interesting because here in the UK I’ve never seen anything but this double system, which I’d call oven gloves…

    • 1.1
      Robin says:

      Oh wow we are behind here in the US. I have never seen this double mitt creation before. It is a smart idea.

    • 1.2
      Charlotte says:

      This is what we use here in Australia too. So useful especially for heavy dishes.
      It is so interesting to learn how different cultures and countries do things so differently, even down to the types of oven mitts they have!

    • 1.3
      Ashley says:

      Oh really???? That’s awesome…I love that you already use these, so smart! Now you can whip up several of them out of that cute scrap fabric you’ve maybe been hoarding! ;)

  2. 2
    Janice says:

    These are my favourite oven mitts and I always stock up when I am in England.

  3. 3

    I just love these pocket oven mitts, we have them here in Australia, and can buy them in the shops, but I haven’t tried to make them, so will have a try, thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

    • 3.1
      Ashley says:

      I’m surprised they aren’t as available here in the U.S…..crazy! But yes, now you can make them just how you want them! :)

  4. 4
    Bonnie Zink says:

    What a great stash buster project! This one will certainly make my gift giving list this year.

  5. 5
    Melanie C says:

    I love this! I will be making one for me soon :)

  6. 6
    T says:

    Are the pockets not quilted?

  7. 7
    vanessa says:

    Love this idea ! I am going to share this on my blog for my next post !

  8. 8
    Ayla says:

    Que bonito te ha quedado y que práctico, colgado del asa de la puerta del horno para tenerlo siempre a mano :D . NUnca los había visto pero igual me pongo manos a la obra a hacer uno :P
    Besote!!!!

  9. 9
    April says:

    I didn’t know these were uncommon in the U.S., but based on some of the comments maybe they are! My mom always had these in our kitchen when I was growing up (in the U.S.)! Either way, I’ve needed to make myself some for years! Better get on it!

  10. 10
    Melissa says:

    Is the wrap and zap thick enough for really hot pans that are coming straight out of the oven?

    • 10.1
      Anonymous says:

      I would use insul-brite along with the wrap and zap. I like the wrap and zap because it seems to have more body than other cotton battings I have tried.

  11. 11
    Cathy says:

    I make these and sell them in my etsy sho, for those who prefer ready made. I used to use insul-brite but found it rather noisy and so switced to pellon”s heat resistant lining, plus a second layer of warm and natural. Also, longer oven mitts make it easier to get both hands around larger pots or roast pans. etsy.com/ca/shop/StitchedByHitch

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