Saucepan Handle Cozy

Saucepan Handle Cozy

Here is a guest post I originally posted over on Craftstorming.

I love my Cast Iron skillets. They cook food beautifully and look cute sitting in a little stack. The handles can get pretty hot though! I don’t like using a tea towel to grab them because the tea towel is usually wet so I burn myself or I use too much tea towel to grab the handle and set the tea towel on fire!! Little mitts or cozys for the handles are perfect! They are a great scrap busting project and come together really quickly. Here’s how you can make your own.

Saucepan Handle Cozy

You’ll need:
Insul-bright batting or wool batting or a wool blanket
Lining fabric
Outer fabric
Sewing supplies

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To start, measure around your handle to get your width. Take your measurement and add 2 cm (1″) for ease to allow for the batting thickness and another 2 cm (1″) for seams. My width measurement is: 10 + 2 + 2 = 14cm

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Measure along your handle to get the length you want. Add 2 cm (1″) for seams. My length measurement is: 15 + 2 = 17cm

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Cut a piece of your outer fabric, batting and a piece of your lining using your width and length measurements.  I am using an old woollen blanket for my batting. If using a blanket, make sure it’s 100% wool.

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Layer your fabrics. Place the batting on the bottom, the outer fabric on top with the right side facing up and the lining on the top with the right side facing down. Your outer and lining will be right sides facing.

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Working with the batting uppermost, stitch a seam along the width (so in my case one of the 14cm sides) using a 1cm (1/2″) seam. Press the seam towards the batting and then top stitch the seam to the outer fabric and batting, using a 5mm (1/4″) seam.

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Trim 1cm (1/2″) from the end of the lining. This will stop the end seams from laying on top of each other.
Fold in half along the length and pin together the open sides.

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Stitch all the way around to close it all up, leaving an opening about 5cm (2″) in the side of the lining for turning.

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Trim the seam allowance of the batting down and clip all the corners. Turn the cozy right side out.

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Sew the opening in the lining closed nice and close to the edge. Push the lining inside the cozy and you’re done! Let’s celebrate with some Warm Buttered Apple!

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  1. Anonymous says

    Oh these are awesome! My mom has these fancy pots that used to have nice and cool handles but now they burn your hands without a pot holder! These will be a hand saver for my mom and grandma! Thank you for the tutorial!
    Dezi. Lewis

  2. Erin says

    Thank you so much for a great tutorial! Just made one and it worked out great! I am going to make a bunch of these for Christmas gifts. I had looked at other tutes and they were really complicated and didn’t have pictures. I NEED pictures lol. Again thanks so much!

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