It’s been a while, but today I’m introducing a new sewing pattern! The Flower City Potholders sewing pattern is a simple and modern potholder set for your kitchen. It includes a basic square potholder with a pocket, a long double-pocket potholder for casserole dishes, and a stylish oven mitt.
You may be wondering, why a potholder pattern when there are so many freebies out there? Last year, when I looked for a simple potholder pattern with clear directions, I struggled to find something modern and quick, that also including great instructions and safety information. I created a free tutorial for the square potholder and it quickly became one of my most popular posts ever.
In the Flower City Potholders pattern, I streamlined the instructions, created diagrams, and added the coordinating oven mitt and double-pocket potholder. I’ve updated the binding technique and instructions to simplify the sewing process for beginners.
Personally, I think it’s nice to actually use the items I make for my home. I wanted something easy to make, so I didn’t mind getting them dirty and making new ones, while still adding a beautiful handmade touch to my home.
While the freebie potholder pattern is still good, I know you’ll appreciate the printable pattern pieces, including alignment notches and quilting lines, as well as the step-by-step illustrations and coordinating designs.
In addition, the pattern includes bonus instructions for making your own bias binding from a fat quarter and instructions for patchwork piecing sections of the potholders.
These make beautiful & practical housewarming gifts for your friends, so please make some and share them!
You may also use the pattern to make and sell potholders for craft fairs and home-based business.
Read more about the Flower City Potholder pattern and purchase it here.
Rita Palfreyman says
The best site I have ever found an inspiration for us all thank you. Ever person I buy Xmas gift for this year they are all home made either sewing Silver or beaded item. Your designs are beautiful thank you very much
Linda Thompson says
Sara, are the patterns man size? Will they fit a mans hand?
The oven mitt is loose enough on my hand that I think it will be fine. One of my testers said she would prefer smaller. You might possibly extend the length, but that would be a simple adjustment. Finished size is about 6” x 12”.
Linda Thompson says
The mitten potholder is the only one I see difficult in making larger than the pattern offered with the thumb. My new nephews have enjoyed the plain square one with the hand pocket with my enlargement…they think I am such a super Auntie. So, I know they would go crazy if I could give them a generous mitten. 6 inches would still take time to put on. I guess I’m thinking a man size as well as the ladies size.
I had my husband try it on. He’s average size and had plenty of room to use it. If you were making it for a very large man, you could always print it at 115% to make it about 7″ wide and 13 3/4″ long. That will scale the whole pattern. You need to adjust the seam allowances 115% too, to about .6″.
Havalah Turner says
I seriously need some new mits, so I think this will be my Christmas break project
Awesome! Can’t wait to see them!