10 Ways to Use Fabric Scraps to Make Potholders and Hot Pads

by on March 2nd, 2011
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Fabric Scraps are abundant in my house so I am always looking for creative ways to use them. If you are like me and are looking for some unique ways to use your fabric scraps you will like this list. The free tutorials and sewing patterns in the list below will teach you how to use your fabric scraps to make potholders. Potholders are a necessity in most homes and you can really never have enough. After reading the tutorials below you will learn several creative ways to make unique potholders using your fabric scraps.

Circle Pocket Potholders – This unique design is simple to make and a set of these could make an excellent gift for someone who likes to cook. Made using 9 inch circles, this is a way to use up some of your smaller fabric scraps.

Easy Peasy Potholders – A great way to use up some fabric scraps and lace or doilies. These potholders are made using fabric scraps then embellished with doilies! So simple to make and so cute.

Fabric Woven Potholder/Hotpad – These potholders are stylish and are a great way to show off your talent while using your fabric scraps. Very unique potholders, they take more time than the other potholders in this article to make, but in the end the results are amazing.

Finger Hot Pads – This tutorial teaches you how to use your fabric scraps to create this hotpad with pockets that fit on your fingertips. They are great for pots with handles that get hot. I love them when cooking with and iron skillet, or pulling something lightweight from the oven.

Scrappy Hot pad/potholder – A great tutorial that teaches you how to use your fabric scraps to make colorful hot pads. Using 1 inch and 2 inch strips of fabric scraps sewn together you can easily make these great potholders.

Heart Shaped Potholders – Use your fabric scraps to add some style and beauty to your kitchen. This tutorial teaches you how to make heart shaped potholders with tabs to hang. Use coordinating fabrics for the best look when making these potholders.

Simple Quilted Potholder – Another tutorial that uses strips of fabric scraps sewn together then quilted! These quilted potholders look great when they are finished, and are a great way to put your fabric scraps to use.

Birdhouse Potholder – This tutorial teaches you how to make these appliqued potholders using your fabric scraps. This free sewing pattern lets you make a birdhouse appliqued potholder that turns out beautifully and would make a great gift.

Double Potholder – This innovative potholder protects not only your hands, but your wrists and forearms as well. A unique potholder pattern that is a great way to use your fabric scraps.

Stash Happy Potholder – This free sewing pattern teaches you how to make a 9 square quilted potholder using your fabric scraps. Mismatch fabric or coordinate to create unique potholders to suit your style or to gift to a friend! These make great housewarming gifts if you have a friend or family member who is moving out on their own.

Now that you have learned ten more ways to use your fabric scraps there is no reason to toss them! Making potholders from your fabric scraps is a great way to get your moneys worth from your fabric. Potholders make great Christmas gifts or housewarming gifts for a friend or family member. You could easily use up all those leftover fabric scraps making potholders.


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