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Circle Pot Holder


Hello, it’s Minki from MinkiKim.com. Are you tired of making square or rectangle pot holders? How about a circle pot holder this time? I have made a pair and have kept using them as trivets, pot holders, and mostly for my kitchen decor. It’s a very simple and fast project so you can finish in an evening and it’s a perfect gift too!

Finished size: 8” circle

Materials to Make a Circle Pot Holder

  • 9″ x 9″ square print fabric for pot holder pocket
  • Fat quarter print fabric for lining
  • 9″ x 9″ square print fabric for pot holder backing
  • One (1) 2 1/2″ x 31″ fabric strip for double-fold binding
  • One (1) 1 1/2″ x 31″ strip for single-fold binding
  • Insul Bright lining for inside pot holder, a fat quarter sized square about 18″ x 24″

Cutting Instructions to Make a Circle Pot Holder

Instructions to Sew a Circle Pot Holder

Seam allowances 1/4” unless otherwise noted.


1. Layer pot Holder front, 1 layer Insul Bright batting with wrong side facing and pin in place. Draw a centerline on a pocket piece and quilt as desired. I quilted straight lines 1/2″ apart from the centerline. In the same manner, quilt pot Holder backing piece except for use 2 layers of Insul Bright batting.

Trace the pattern, matching the center line, and cut out 8” circles.



1. Using a rotary cutter, cut along the center line of the pocket piece. Place a double-fold binding strip along the straight edge. Sew with 3/8″ seam using a walking foot. 

2. Fold the binding over to the back of the pot holder pocket and press. Stitch-in-the-ditch. Repeat and bind the remaining pocket piece.



1. Layer 2 pot holder pockets on top of the pot holder backing with wrong side facing and pin in place.

2. Take 1 1/2″ x 31″ single-fold binding strip and fold 1/2″ over at one end. Re-pin the binding around the pot holder edge. Sew the binding, overlapping the ends to finish.



1.  Fold the edge of the binding to the other side of the pot holder and blind-stitch it in place by hand. Attach the binding strip on the pot holder pocket for hanging (optional).

The fabrics used are from my Serendipity collection for Riley Blake Designs.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are ready to make a pot holder. Beware, they can be addicting!

You can find more project ideas on my Instagram @zeriano.


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