Do you want pretty Custom Embroidery kitchen décor that looks expensive but only requires you a fraction of the cost? We are giving you three easy and fun ideas so you can make your potholder according to your taste. Make sure to follow the steps outlined in this project tutorial for a DIY embroidered potholder.
Necessary Supplies For This Embroidered Potholder
- Tear away embroidery stabilizer
- Fabric for embroidering (If recycling material, then use old jeans and heavy-duty canvas). Size depends on embroidery design but should be 2 inches long around all sides.
- Batting (or can use an old terry towel). The size must be the same as the potholder.
- Embroidery thread
- Custom embroidery design
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Steps To DIY Embroidered Potholder Using Embroidery Software
A basic potholder is a bag that is turned inside out and sewn shut. You can create them in the hoop and finish stitching them up either by hand or using a machine to stitch around the edge.
Step 1 – Use digitizing embroidery software for your potholder. Digitize a square by using a running stitch to fit your hoop. It will be your basting box that holds the canvas and terry in place while it stitches. However, in case you are using a 4×4-inch hoop, ignore this step. You will sew them on the sewing machine in order to give yourself a large mitt.
Step 2 – Add your desired embroidered text or design.
Step 3 – Digitize a square by using a triple stitch to fit your hoop. In case you are using a 4×4 hoop, skip this step. Leave one side’s portion open, so you can turn it inside out.
Assembling Material For Stitching
Step 1 – Hoop a medium tear-away stabilizer piece.
Step 2 – Lay a piece of batting or terry cloth 2 inches larger than the finished potholder you want. Batting in the center makes a puffy effect while also acting as a great insulator to keep your hands safe.
Step 3 – Lay a piece of canvas or denim 2 inches larger than the finished potholder you want.
Step 4 – Stitch your design.
Creating The Embroidered Potholder
Step 1 – Trim the potholder ¼ inch from the stitching and taper the corners so there is less fabric to turn inside out.
Step 2 – In the opening, leave a “tab” so you have enough fabric to turn over.
Step 3 – Turn the potholder inside out and use a closed scissor or corner tool to push out its corners.
Step 4 – Fold the tab in and then press the steam iron.
Step 5 – Either stitch or hand sews a ¼ inch of top-stitching around the edge.
Step 6 – Sew a diagonal “X”, if you want to keep the material in place through the potholder.
Step 7 – Use Your Mitt..!
Designs And Patterns Of Embroidered Potholders
Once you learn this easy process, you can make a lot of variations that you can do one daily for a month and not have scratched the surface! Below are the three best ideas to get started.
Quilted Machine Embroidered Potholder
Use a simple quilted design to make a sturdy mitt. Choosing distinct embroidery designs creates distinct looks. For instance, you can use this sun-quilted design for bohemian-inspired kitchen decor.
When using a custom embroidery design, keep in mind that you can break the design apart and change colors in your embroidery software.
After adjusting the designs according to your preferences, you have made a one-of-a-kind potholder that is ready to keep your hands safe!
Fun Saying Machine Embroidered Potholder
Adding some text and sayings is another way to further personalize your embroidered potholder and add fun to it.
When using a custom embroidery design, use the same process we have mentioned above. Inside the stitched border, insert the design, leaving at least ½ to 1.0 inches between the border and the design.
Cross Stitch Machine Embroidered Potholder
If you have not tried the new Hatch 3 Cross Stitch alphabet, now is the time!
Resizable and super easy to use – just insert like regular lettering. The Cross Stitch alphabet is used just like regular lettering and stitches like a dream. No calculating or counting. Just type in and press go!