How to make kitchen hot pads

Add some convenience and functionality to your kitchen with this simple sewing project. I'll show you how to make kitchen hot pads! I had trouble fitting enough small potholders under my larger baking dishes to protect my countertop when making larger batches of brownies or peach cobbler. I was afraid of accidentally burning my counters or table. Then I saw one of those larger heating pads in a store and knew I could make one. This is an easy sewing project that you can complete in less than an hour. Heating pads are something every kitchen should have. I have lots of smaller ones in my kitchen drawers, and now I have a few large ones for when I need to take out the big dishes. They are also perfect for slow cookers or pressure cookers to give a little extra surface protection and cushion. I'm already planning to make a few extras and give some as gifts this holiday season. It's just something nice that you can just give as a little bonus gift.

For this project you will need some fabric to use as a top and some as a bottom that will wrap around the edge. You'll also need Insul Brite to insulate your easy-to-sew kitchen heating pad against heat so it actually projects off your surfaces. Other than that, you'll just need a few standard sewing supplies, so be sure to stock up if you run out. Let's start sewing these kitchen heating pads also called oven pads!

How to make kitchen hot pads

What you will need:

kitchen heating pad supplies

How to make kitchen hot pads

cut out pieces of fabric

To begin this sewing tutorial on how to make kitchen heating pads, cut out your Insul Brite fabric and pieces. You will need a 13″x9″ rectangle for your top fabric, 2 pieces of 13″x9″ Insul Brite, and a 16″x12″ rectangle for the bottom fabric. Once you have cut out all of your fabric, lay your 16″ x 12″ rectangle of your bottom fabric on a flat surface. Next, center your two 13″ x 9″ layers of Insul Brite on top. You're off to a great start in sewing this oven mat.

then layer your top fabric

Center your 13″x9″ rectangle of top fabric on your Insul Brite. I recommend using a ruler here to make sure you're actually in the center, as we'll get into a fairly precise cut in a few later steps.

use basting spray to hold layers

Next, in this kitchen heating pad sewing tutorial, lightly spray the layers together using basting spray. This is a great way to hold all the layers together.

mark lines in a hot stamp for quilting

Using a fabric marker pen, your cutting mat, and your ruler as a guide, mark the design you want to quilt onto your fabric. I decided to do a standard diagonal quilting pattern and I think it turned out great! Quilting helps keep all your layers in place so they don't shift with regular use.

sew quilting lines

Now on this heating pad sewing tutorial, it's time to sew! Sew your fabrics together along your marked lines. Repeat until all lines have been sewn.

cut out the bottom rectangle

Place the heating pad in front of you in the shape of a rectangle. Starting at the bottom left corner, cut a 1.5″ x 0.75″ rectangle from the fabric. To be clear…I would use a ruler and a fabric marker and mark 1.5″ on the fabric and 0.75″ up. This will make a small rectangle to cut out in the corner. This will do two things for you. First of all, it cuts most of the mitered corner and it makes creating a mitered corner much easier 😊 We're about halfway through this sewing tutorial on how to make throw pillows heaters for the kitchen!

make a mitred corner for the warm cushion

To make your mitred corner:

Fold the bottom fabric (the green fabric in our photo) until the raw edge touches the edge of the Insul Brite and press it with your finger.

corner folds to form a 90 degree angle

Fold the green fabric on the left side to form a corner, placing it against the side of the heating pad, forming a 90 degree angle.

fold the left side up until it hits the hot pad

Bend the left side again, which will cause you to bend the back half of the corner, until it butts up against the side of the heating pad.

clip bent into place

Now in this tutorial on how to make heating pads for the kitchen, go back to the bottom and fold the fabric over the top and pin or clip in place.

mitred corner

Fold the other side over and pin or clip in place. You should now see a nice and neat mitered corner. Now rotate your heating pad so that the next corner is next in line and repeat the process until all 4 corners are completed.

pin on edge of kitchen heating pad

Clip or pin around the perimeter of the heating pad.

sew around the kitchen heating pad

For the final step of this kitchen heating pad sewing tutorial, sew all around the heating pad using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

heating pad finished

And that's all! Now you know how to prepare heating pads for the kitchen! This simple seam is perfect for protecting your surfaces of your large baking dishes when you place them on the counter or table to cool. I love mine and also use it all the time when serving food. You can go straight from the oven to the table to keep food hot.

Large, easy to sew heating pad

If you enjoyed learning how to make heating pads for the kitchen, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with your friends on social media. If you decide to do this simple project yourself, be sure to take a photo afterward and tag us on social media because we love seeing the fabrics and color choices people are using!

Active time
30 minutes

Total time
30 minutes

Difficulty
Easy

estimated cost
$15.00

Instructions

  1. Lay your bottom fabric on a flat surface.
  2. Next, center your two layers of Insul Brite on top. Next, center your top fabric over your Insul Brite. Using your basting spray, lightly mist the layers together.
  3. Using a fabric marker pen, your cutting mat, and your ruler as a guide, mark the design you want to quilt onto your fabric.
  4. Sew your fabrics together along your marked lines. Repeat until all lines have been sewn.
  5. Place the heating pad in front of you in the shape of a rectangle.
  6. Starting at the bottom left corner, cut a 1.5″ x 0.75″ rectangle from the fabric.
  7. To make your mitred corner: fold the bottom fabric (the green fabric in our photo) until the raw edge touches the edge of the Insul Brite and press it with your finger.
  8. Fold the green fabric on the left side to form a corner, placing it against the side of the heating pad, forming a 90 degree angle.
  9. Bend the left side again, which will cause you to bend the back half of the corner, until it butts up against the side of the heating pad.
  10. Return to the bottom and fold the fabric over the top and pin or clip in place.
  11. Fold the other side over and pin or clip in place. You should now see a nice and neat mitered corner.
  12. Now rotate your heating pad so that the next corner is next in line and repeat the process until all 4 corners are completed.
  13. Clip or pin around the perimeter of the heating pad.
  14. Using a 3/8″ seam allowance, sew all around the heating pad.

recommended products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

More fun sewing projects:

Sharing is caring!


Post Source

Related Articles

Back to top button
Digital AI Gallery - AI-Generated Digital ArtworkKoleksi Video Viral TerbaruKoleksi Bacol China TerlengkapChinaAV Video PortalDigital Magazine FreeBeauty Pictures Generated by AIFree Magazine For ManKoleksi Situs Dewasa Khusus 18+