Honestly not sure what to call this thing. Hot pad? Heat protective mat? Kitchen counter cover? Whatever it is, I had left-over heat protective material and decided to make two of these to match the – Oven Gloves – made a few weeks back. They are super handy in the kitchen to protect heat sensitive surfaces.
So I’m not one for intricate fancy drawn out projects. I need things to be made chop chop. And this went quickly. You could always make a lovely quilted hot pad. And do piping around the edges if you’re more patient than myself. Or sew around three sides to create a pocket. Slide in the heat protective material and hem the remaining side.
Here’s how I made this hot pad.
You need: –
- heat-proof material or padding
- cotton or a naturally heat proof fabric – NOT synthetics
- matching colour thread
- sewing scissors
- sewing machine
You do: –
First decide how big you want your hot pad to be. Cut two pieces of fabric to fit that size.
Cut the heat proof material to be about 1.5 to 2 centimetres smaller than your hot pad all around.
I frayed the edges of the two pieces of fabric. Use a pin or needle to lift threads loose and pull for a nice frayed edge. You might have to snip to neaten any irregular threads.
Next lay the one piece of your hot pad down. Add the heat protective material in the middle, and lay the second piece of your hot pad on top. Try to line the edges as best as possible and pin in place.
Next you’re going to quilt the hot pad to hold the layers together. Make sure to catch the edges of the heat proof material in your stitching. You can do lots of narrow rows. Sew again cross ways to make tiny quilting. Or just enough to hold it together like I did. Lazy me.
You can also use decorative stitching, or contrast colour thread in your stitching. Your call. And just like that you have an easy peasy hot pad.
Am going away for nearly three months. You can find my travel blog – here. Have semi written a few blog posts and hopefully will be able to post while I’m away from home.
Have a great green week.