Reversible Potholders

I shared these Reversible Potholders at UCreate a couple of weeks ago!  I love the convenience and affordability of the fat quarter, don’t you?  {Although they can be a bit enabling since it does feed my fabric addiction…hee hee.}  They are the perfect summer project!  And with this adorable fabric, these Reversible Potholders will make a great addition to your 4th of July festivities!

Reversible Fat Quarter Potholders via for UCreate #fatquarters #sewing


Two coordinating fat quarters

Scrap fabric {for the loop holder}


Cutting mat

Acrylic ruler

Rotary cutter

Iron/Ironing board

Sewing machine

Begin by measuring your fabric into 9 inch by 9 inch squares using your acrylic ruler.  Cut out the squares.

FQ potholder cutting

Set aside your fabric.  Grab the scrap fabric and cut into 2 inch by 4 inch rectangle for your loop holder.

Next, you will measure and cut the Insul-Bright.  {For those of you not familiar with Insul-Bright, it is a material that contains metal fibers and acts as an insulator against hot and cold temperatures.  In a word – AWESOME!}  You want this piece to be slightly smaller than the fabric squares.  Cut to 8 inch by 8 inch square.

Lay your fabrics right side together.  Pin around three quarters of the square, leaving upper corner of the fabric open to turn right side out when finished.  Sew together.

FQ potholder pinned

Once sewn together, add the Insul-Bright square to one side.  Flip over so the Insul-Bright is facing down and iron.  This will adhere the Insul-Bright to the fabric.

FQ potholder insulbright

Turn right side out and set aside.

Take the scrap fabric.  Fold the edges to the middle and iron.

FQ potholder tab folded

Fold in half again and iron.

FQ potholder ironed

Sew down the middle of the folded piece of fabric.  And set aside.

FQ potholder tab sewn

Take the fabric square and fold the open edges inwards.  I do this and iron it into place so it stays put while I try to pin it.  Fold the loop holder in half and pin to the corner.

FQ potholder finishing

Top stitch around the parameter of the potholder.  Trim the excess thread and voila!  Finished!

I whipped up two of these in about thirty minutes!  Easy peasy!

Reversible Fat Quarter Potholders via for UCreate #fatquarters #sewing

Seriously, how cute is that fabric?  L.O.V.E!




  1. says

    Those are seriously cute! I’m in disparate need of some potholders & oven mitts, but I haven’t bought any…they’re so much cuter home made!!

  2. says

    I love this! And the fabric is so cute! Thanks for sharing! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up! Starts on the 1st of each month.

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