It’s Cooks Week here on the Purl Bee, the time to share great sewing patterns (that you still have time to make!) for all of the chefs and sous chefs in your life. Today we present one of the most crucial kitchen accessories: the hot pad!
These Simple Stitched Hot Pads may be ultra easy to make, but they’re so elegant and cleanly finished that no one will guess how little time they took. They’re made of a gorgeous array of denim blues on one side and a soft wool on the other, a sum that equals understated beauty!
The subtle fabric and pretty handstitching may not seem cut out for hard work, but lined with heat resistant Insulbrite, these Hot Pads are built for the reality of blistering handles and burning pans., And with their long rectangular shape our Simple Stitched Hot Pads work equally well as hot pads, oven mitts, or trivets!
To see our previous Cooks Week installment, the Simple Linen Apron, click here. And to see what’s cooking next, stay tuned… -Molly
Update: September 2014
In September 2014, we made a new set of Simple Stitched Hot Pads in the wild and painterly prints of the newest Nani Iro fabrics! For the full story, additional pictures and the materials list click here!
1/4 yard of each of the following Robert Kaufman fabrics:
- Railroad Denim, Small Twill, Denim
- Chambray Union, Dot, Indigo
- Railroad Denim, Fine Stripe, Indigo
- Railroad Denim, Slub Stripe, Denim
- Chambray Union, Slub, Indigo
As well as…
Finished dimensions: 7-inches by 12-inches
Pre-wash and dry all the fabrics. Do not wash the Insul-brite lining. Washing and drying the wool will felt it and make it nice and fluffy!
NOTE: This pattern is also available as a printer friendly PDF. Just click here!
From one of the cotton fabrics cut a rectangle, 8 inches wide by 13 inches tall. From the wool cut a rectangle, 8 inches wide by 13 inches tall. From the lining cut a rectangle, 8 inches wide by 13 inches tall. From the twill tape, cut a 7-inch length.
Orient the cotton rectangle so that the long sides are vertical, the short sides are horizontal and the right side is facing up.