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These DIY Christmas Potholder towels will make a useful and personal Christmas gift! I can never get enough potholders and these double up as towels. What a great tutorial!
This would be darling for your own holiday decor or as an easy hostess gift. It sews up so quickly I think I’ll be making myself some versions for every season. Homemade gifts are the best!
Related: Another great handmade great gift idea for a little girl on your list is this darling gingerbread purse.
Super cute right and with all the darling holiday fabrics out there you can make ones to suit any type of style or color scheme. My favorite part though is that I used terry cloth for the underside so as it hangs on my oven I can use it to dry my hands after I use the sink but unlike most kitchen towels I won’t find it crumpled on the floor or used to wipe up a spill since it looks nice and is obviously a potholder too.
What you need to make these DIY Christmas Potholder Towels
The measurements given will be for one potholder towel. But if you buy 3/4 yard of terry cloth you will have enough to make 3. I cut the terry cloth out of one piece instead of two like I did for the main fabric to reduce bulk but if you want to buy less fabric you can do the terry cloth just like the main fabric.
- 2 pieces 27″x7″ Terry Cloth (you can buy it by the yard at the fabric store or just cut up an old towel)
- 2 pieces 14″x7″ Main Fabric
- 2 pieces 6″x7″ Pocket Fabric
- 3 yards Bias Tape
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (optional)
- Joy to the World design (optional) download here
- Owl design (available in a Cricut design studio or use any image you like)
Note: You can add a layer of a special fabric made for pot holders that will make it, even more, heat resistant but I tested these out and for me, the heat did not come through the cookie sheet. If you want to do that just cut a piece the same size as the two fabrics and in step 3 layer that between the terry cloth and the main fabric.
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DIY Christmas Potholder -What to Do
- Cut two pieces of bias tape 7 inches wide. Sandwich it around the top edge of both pocket pieces and sew it in place using a zig-zag stitch.
- With the right sides together stitch the top edges of the main fabrics to each other. If your fabric is directional like my owl one, make sure the TOPS of the fabric are touching each other.
- Layer everything. Start with two layers of terry cloth, then the layer of main fabric with the right side of the fabric facing up, and then the pocket pieces also right sides up. Pin in place.
- Sandwich the layered fabric between the folds of bias tape and sew with a zig-zag stitch all the way around making sure to catch all the layers. When you get to a corner just tuck it in to form a triangle fold (sort of a mitered corner).
- Now you are good to go. If you want to add a fun design as I did on the Joy to the World one you can cut out some heat transfer vinyl on a cutting machine like a Cricut and iron it on.
Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings where I blog about all things crafty, delicious, and bookish.
More Christmas Crafts to Make
- Reindeer DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper is a fun project for kids.
- DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas making your own wreath is budget-friendly!
- DIY Christmas Decorations grab some tools and spend an afternoon building a few of these cute ideas.
- Santa DIY Christmas Ornaments are easy to make with a glass ball ornament and a little paint.
- Button Christmas Tree Pendant can also double as an ornament to hang on your tree.
- FUN & Festive Christmas Crafts That Are EASY! will make holiday decor fun, with everything from Christmas ornaments to Christmas gifts.
- If you looking for some fun ways to entertain the kids and decorate your house give these simple Christmas Crafts a try.
- Christmas Placemats are loaded with fun activities to keep kids busy and entertained during your holiday parties.
- Christmas Stocking Pattern is fully lined and super simple to sew!
- Christmas Tree Napkin can be whipped up in minutes and is an easy beginner sewing project.
- Handmade Christmas Tree Advent Calendar we made this for our kids.
- Handmade Felt Ornaments, Gift Tags, and Bunting is such a fun way to dress up handmade gifts!
- Homemade Christmas Ornaments make things more sentimental and more special.
Did you love the terry cloth for the back of your Christmas Potholder Towel? Let us know what fun fabric you found for your potholder craft.