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DIY Heart Shaped Pot Holder with Binding Tutorial

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A fun Heart Shaped Pot Holder tutorial for your kitchen. It’s lined with Insul-Bright, which keeps the hot in.  They make great gifts and are fun to take to dinner get togethers.

This tutorial is for beginners or advanced.  Just follow the step-by-step directions.  If you have a sewing machine, you can do this!

Heart Pot Holder Tutorial DIY Heart Shaped Pot Holder with Binding Tutorial

Prewash your fabric, Insul-Bright, and batting first to avoid shrinking later!

First, gather your supplies.

Let’s do a fabric round-up!  You will need a total of four pieces.  Two for the front, one for the back, and one for the heart.

You will also need Insul-Bright (you can find it at your local fabric store ), batting, the heart shaped pattern, binding, scissors and matching thread.

Insul-Bright consist of polyester fibers that reflects either hot or cold back to it’s source.  It is washable and feels like batting.  It is heat-RESISTANT, NOT heat-proof so do not put it in the microwave or oven.

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To start, cut your fabric.  Cut all pieces the same size 7 -1/2 x 7 -1/2.

Cut one piece of Insul-Bright and one piece of batting

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Using the heart shaped pattern, trace a heart on the back of the piece that’s going to be the front.

Measure each side to be sure your heart is centered as shown below.

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Pin the lining to the right side of the piece you traced the heart on.

Now, go to your sewing machine and sew right over the heart shape line.

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 Now, cut out the heart as shown below.

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Next, turn it right side out as shown.  It’ s easier if you iron the seam as you go.

I also pinned it as I went to keep it’s shape.

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Now go to your sewing machine and sew a 1/4 hem around the heart.

Pick up your footer and pivot along the way to get around the curved edges.

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Now place one piece of batting then one piece of Insul-Bright behind your fabric,

then place the back piece behind the Insul-Bright.

Right sides will be showing front and back.

Take it to your sewing machine and sew all 4 edges.

No need to sew a hem, we’re going to cover up the edges with the binding.

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HOW TO SEW THE BINDING

The first thing you need to do is cut all four edges so they are all nice and straight.

Use a rotary cutter and a cutting mat if you have one.  If not, you can measure it with a ruler.

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Next, lay your binding flat and find the larger folded side.

There’s always one side folded just a tad more than the other side.

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Unfold your binding and line up the smaller folded end to the back side of the pot holder as shown below.

Start at the bottom of the pot holder about 3/4 from the corner.

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Now, go to your sewing machine and sew the binding on the folded line.  Sew it to the very edge.

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Now take out about 2 stitches.  I know what you’re thinking…..why did I sew it to the edge if I’m taking out 2 stitches, right?

It makes it easier and necessary for the next steps to make a nice pretty folded edge.

I’ll show you!

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Now, fold the binding up and form a straight angle as shown below.

Make sure the edge of your binding lines up exactly to the edge of your pot holder.

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Now, fold it straight down, still making sure it lines up exactly straight with the edge.

I like using bobby pins to hold it in place.

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Now, go to your sewing machine and sew it, sewing on the folded crease of the binding.

Do this for all four corners.

Below I will show you how to fold the raw edge of the binding.

Your raw edge of the binding will look like this:

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But first, we’re going to fold the binding over.

Notice that the larger folded binding is the one we fold over.  See how the larger folded side of the binding covers your stitches?

That’s why it’s important to sew the smaller folded side onto the back and not the larger folded side.

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 Cut a couple inches of binding and make a loop.  Pin it in the top corner as shown.  You will sew over the loop when you sew the binding on.

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Now go to your sewing machine and sew the binding in place.

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Fold the corners down so it will look like this.

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When you get to the corner, pick up your footer and pivot so it will look all nice and pretty as shown below.

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When you get to the raw edge of the binding, fold the edge down as shown, then fold over.

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and sew.

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Congratulations!  You did it! icon smile DIY Heart Shaped Pot Holder with Binding Tutorial

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  1. This is sew pretty (see what I did there!) Your binding tutorial is great, thank you so much. It’s nice when people pass on the tips and tricks they have picked up like this. I’m always happy to find an easier/better way to do things.
    Julie recently posted…Washi Tape Berry BoxesMy Profile

    • Thank you sew much ;) I love sharing tips and ideas I have found to help inspire readers and save time! I’m sew glad you stopped by!

  2. How cute! What a sweet and activity and great instructions! Thank you for sharing!
    Joanna Sormunen recently posted…Gospel Friday CountdownMy Profile

  3. It’s such a beautiful project!!
    Wow – what a tutorial – you really put your heart into it :)
    BTW – I like the fabric
    Winnie recently posted…עוגת גבינה עם מרשמלו ושוקולד צ’יפסMy Profile

  4. Marti, I’m loving the step by step tutorial on this… they are so gorgeous! Love your choice of fabric!
    Gloria // Simply Gloria recently posted…Show Stopper Saturday, Featuring Girl Scout Cookies RecipesMy Profile

  5. Lovely pot holders Marti and totally detailed tute! Pinning and shared!

  6. Hi Marty!

    You just make the cutest projects! Great idea with the bobby-pins!

    Have an awesome day,
    Val
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