Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bowl Pot Holders for the Microwave

This is a project that I have been meaning to try for a while but just didn't have the right materials on hand for it.  The ladies in the Facebook sewing groups that I am in have been making these and I finally had to give them a try!

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)
cotton thread
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!  

1 comment:

Nothy Lane said...

I love these. I've seen the warm and zap batting but was unsure how to keep the fabric from burning in the microwave - but now that you say the fabric has to be all cotton it makes sense. I have to try this now too!