Learn how to make cute round potholders with this fun Merry Go Round Quilted Pot Holder sewing pattern. The pattern even includes as a bonus a set of printable baking gift tags!
Last Holiday season I spotted some cute round pot holders at Anthropologie. I immediately thought “hey I could make those.” Truth be told I think that about a lot of things I see in stores. However, I rarely seem to go back and actually MAKE the thing. Does anyone else do that?
I’m happy to say that this time there’s an exception! I actually made the pot holders I saw at the store.
Given the kitchen inspired prints, I thought it would be the perfect fabric to use to create some round hot pads. I decided to name them Merry Go Round Pot Holders and they are offered as a part of our Pot Holder Parade Pattern!
Printable Baking Gift Tags
The reason that the cute potholders at Anthro caught my attention is that I thought they’d make great gifts! Just stuff a few baking supplies in the curved pocket and tie on a cute tag and you’ve got and you’re done. It would be a fun gift for a friend that loves to bake or a teacher.
I’ve created a set of baking gift tags to go with the potholders. There are 3 baking-themed tags and one sewing themed tag. To download them just hop on over to our PRINTABLES or SEWING TEMPLATES download page.
The printable tags are also included FOR FREE with the pattern versions of this project. They also include a holiday-themed set of gift tags.
How to Get the Pattern
UPDATE: Due to the popularity and demand for the pattern this pattern is now offered as a full sewing pattern in our shop!!! We heard from many of you that’d you’d rather purchase a printable version than reading the directions on our website. So we are now excited to offer the pattern to you in that format. You can still get the tag printable for free using the instructions above.
This Potholder Pattern is included in our Potholder Parade Sewing Pattern!
The pattern features patterns for 4 different styles of hot pads and a matching stripey dishtowel.
Included in the Sewing Pattern
Stripey Pot Holder and matching Dish Towel
Christmas Tree Pot Holder Pattern
Holly Berry Dish Towel Pattern
Envelope Pot Holder Pattern
The pattern also comes with 2 sets of printable baking gift tags!
Supplies for Round Pot Holders:
Yields 2 potholders.
TIP: Double the supplies to make 4 potholders. Then you can mix and match the pieces to create 4 totally unique hot pads. Supplies are linked, contains affiliate links.
1/2 Yard or TWO Fat Quarters of Fabric. If you want your pot holders to have two different prints you need to buy two prints of fabric or 2 different fat quarters. Fabric in my tutorial is Shortcake by Heidi Staples for Riley Blake Designs. If you only want to make one hot pad you can buy 1/4 yard of two different prints.
Walking Foot for Sewing Machine
Potholders are 8″ in diameter.