Simple Life Pattern Company
The Perfect Potholder
PDF format and SVG format (compatible with the Cricut Maker machine- SVG link in the PDF)
Tutorial is done with line drawing illustrations, pattern pieces are on the last 2 pages.
I am so excited to share another free pattern with you. I have been in desperate need of new pot holders. I can’t even tell you the last time I bought them (actually, I don’t think I bought any of mine! They were given to me or I won them at Christmas events). haha. So needless to say, its time to toss the burned, crusty Christmas themed pot holders away and replace them with super cute handmade ones.
The best part about this project is you can cut the pieces out on your Cricut Maker! I have included a SVG file you can open in design space and have your Maker do all the work. Don’t have a Cricut maker? Thats okay, I have also included a PDF with the pattern pieces that you can print out and cut by hand. You can use one fabric or get fun and pair multiple fabrics together. These make great gifts (house warming, weddings, Christmas). My mom even requested pot holders for her birthday. Why is it that we always need new ones? I blame it on the sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, getting all that marshmallow goo all over them.
The Cricut Maker comes in REALLY handy when you are making a bunch of these. I load up fabric on a cutting mat and while it is cutting, I sew up other parts of my projects. That way I am not wasting any time cutting, and the best part is that it will be cut accurately and everything will match up perfectly, which is such an awesome feeling. The Cricut Maker spoiled me with precision so when I went to sew my hand cut potholders, oh lordy! Nothing matched up and they were all different sizes! I couldn’t believe I was that sloppy (haha)! I wasn’t in a hurry or anything but it just shows how human error makes a difference, and that precisely cut fabric really does make sewing more enjoyable.