My microwave is above my stove so I often am trying to handle a bowl almost over my head that is hot, hot, hot! And then, I use my dish towel to wrap around it so I can set it on my lap while I eat in my favorite chair. The bowl pot holders seemed like a perfect answer to my problem.
A lady in one of the groups recently posted a link to this YouTube Video. It is a great tutorial on how to make these bowl holders along with all of the needed measurements and it is the one that I used to make mine.
Here is what you will need to make them:
100% cotton fabric (I use quilter's cottons)
Warm and Zap batting (it says "microwave friendly" on it) - I bought mine from Amazon.com and from Joann Fabrics.
All cotton materials are needed in this project so that they don't overheat and cause a fire in your microwave. That would be awful! Here is a picture of the batting so that you know what to look for:
Here are how mine turned out!
I made them as a set of 2. For the larger one, I used 12" squares and the smaller one I used 10" squares. These are reversible and washable!
I have been using mine and so has my husband (somehow I got him on board with using them) and they work great! I put my bowl in the holder and then put it in the microwave to heat. I cover the bowl with a paper towel to reduce splattering.
These would make perfect gifts for someone who might appreciate a more practical type of gift. I have a few people in mind for these!