Gifting DIY: Hot Pads

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Gifting DIY: Hot PadsWith the resurgence of handmade gifts this year, why not make these easy hot pads)!  Hot pads are the perfect DIY gift your friends and family can use again and again.

They are a snap to sew up and the fabric combinations are endless.

MATERIALS:

materials needed to make the DIY

 

FOR 4 HOT PADS:

  • 1/2 yard of top fabric
  • 1/2 yard bottom fabric
  • 1/2 yard Insulbright
  • 2 packages extra wide double fold bias tape 

INSTRUCTIONS:

layering the fabrics for the DIY oven mitt
Layer the pieces sandwiched together as they would be sewn.  Bottom fabric wrong side up, 2 layers of Insulbright, and top fabric right side up

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Cut out your rough piece of 8.5: wide by 11" long


Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Draw a diagonal line from the top left to bottom right.  I used a water soluble pencil


Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Pin along the line and sew a line right down the mark

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Using your straightedge, draw another line 1" away from the first line. Sew. 

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Continue across the whole piece

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Now cut the piece down to 7" wide by 9.5" long.  This is your final size.  Make sure to cut straight and that your fabric pattern is straight

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Using a spool of thread as your guide, round each corner

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Pin your binding at the top of the pad, just to the left of the middle

making the trim for the oven mitt
Sew the biding all the way on the front of the pad.  Leave a tail about 5" long past the meet up point at the top

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Now fold the biding up over the edges (trim the corners a bit if needed)

sewing the binding of the oven mitt
Now, flip it over and pin the trim down.  Make sure to use alot of pins so you can catch the fabric while sewing in the next step


sewing the edge
Flip the pad over and sew from the top right where the bias tape meets the end piece.  Keep your sewing line as close to the edge of the biding as possible, making sure you are catching the fabric underneath

Gifting DIY: Hot Pads
Once you  sew all the way around and meet up at the top again, just follow the bias tape upkeeping it pulled straight. Sew all the way down the 5" tail that you kept, to close it up.

Making the loop for the hot pad

Adjsut the size of the tail to your liking for the loop.  Loop the fabric to the back and sew down. Voila! Completed hot pads in the colors of your choice.

Finished DIY oven mitt with a pear pattern on the fabric

One gift down!  How many more to go?

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