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!
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!
The entire thing is made from cotton materials, so it can be tossed in the wash when needed!
And really, you can make this thing as long or as short as you’d like…..depending on the sizes of your pans!
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!
Okay, are you ready to make one for your kitchen?! (And your friend/mother/neighbor’s kitchen too?)
***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.
Now, round all 4 corners of the bigger rectangles and round the 2 bottom corners of the smaller rectangles.
To create a simple rounded corner, use a mug or small bowl and trace around it…
…then cut around it.
Next, place your large rectangle pieces together with the 2 batting pieces in the middle and the cotton fabric sandwiching them together, facing outward.
Pin all the layers together and then sew some parallel lines down the length of the fabric, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
It’s common for the layers to shift slightly, so trim as needed.
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.
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.
Now, place the 2 smaller rectangle sections at each end of the longer rectangle piece, matching up the curved corners, creating 2 corners.
Attach each pocket by sewing around the sides and bottom, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Then, add bias tape around the entire outer edge of the hot pad. (Need help attaching BIAS TAPE? Click HERE!)
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! :)