In this fast and simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to make this DIY Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover With A Free Printable Pattern. We all know that cooking with cast iron is awesome but that handle does get really really hot! The best way to take care of that is to make your own DIY skillet handle! Get the tutorial on DIY Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover With A Free Printable Pattern below. If you’re anything like me, you love cooking with cast-iron pans. There’s just something about how they cook up the food perfectly each and every time. I also love the fact that they can be easily seasoned and cleaned and have so much flavor and taste. But what I don’t love about them is the fact that they’re constantly burning my hands. This is because I cook with a wide range of pans and often forget that the handles of cast-iron cookware get so much hotter than the handles of other types of pans.
In fact, this was quite a common occurrence so I realized it was time that I do something about it. And because of that, this was how this DIY Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover with a Free Printable Pattern was created. I hope you like the pattern and I hope that it saves your hands from being burned in the future!
What You’ll Need:
- ¼ yard of cotton fabric
- 1-2”x8” scrap piece of cotton fabric for bias trim, which has been pressed in half lengthwise and then pressed in half again and cut in half.
- ¼ yard of Insul Brite
- Free Printable Skillet Handle Cover Pattern
- Matching thread
- Sewing pins or clips
- Rotary cutter & mat
- Iron and ironing board or iron mat
How To DIY Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover With A Free Printable Pattern
Make sure you have washed, dried, and ironed the fabric you have picked out for your skillet handle cover. This will help prep the fabric for your project as well as future washing, as it pre-shrinks the fabric so you don’t mess up your stitches later. Using your template, cut 4 pieces of the handle from your cotton fabric and 2 from the Insul Brite.
Layer your handle pieces so you will have two stacks of the following: a cotton piece right side down, a piece of Insul Bright and a piece of cotton right side up.
Pin or clip the layers in place so that they don’t move. After that, pin a piece of the bias across the open end on each handle.
Now it’s time to sew! Next on this DIY Skillet Handle Cover sewing tutorial, we will attach the bias tape to each handle. On each handle, sew around the sides and the curve using a 1/2” seam allowance. Make sure you are leaving the bottom bias end open.
Take your two stacks of layered fabric pieces and with right sides together, clip or pin together.
Using a 1/2” seam allowance, sew around the sides and the curve, leaving the bias end open. You DIY Skillet Handle Cover is coming together! No more burnt fingers!
Now all that is left is to just clip your curves. This makes turning your handle right side out much easier.
Do one last top stitch around the top of your hand cover and that’s it! Now you can make cute handle covers for all your cast iron cookware! This fun sewing DIY project would make a great gift for your other cast iron-loving friends, too!
Will this really protect my hand?
As long as you have the layers as directed in this tutorial, it should be able to block the heat. Just know that this doesn’t mean that you can sit there and hold onto the hot skillet handle cover forever because it’s not going to help with that but it is good for using to transport from one location to the other.
Can you wash this skillet handle cover?
Absolutely. Using this in the kitchen has a high possibility of getting food on it, right? Just toss it in the washing machine and get it cleaned up. I have to wash mine sometimes because I get oil splatter on the handle cover when I’m using my skillet to fry something.
Fun Ways To Share This Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover
To be honest, this makes a great gift idea and one that doesn’t take a ton of time or money on your part. Everyone cooks and most people cook with skillets or cast-iron skillets as well. You can also make some plain ones for camping! My husband loves the simple black one I made him. Perfect for cooking with cast-iron pots and skillets outdoors.
Imagine the look on their face when they get a gift from you that they can actually use! Every time they’re in the kitchen, they’ll be able to think of you when they use this.
And the great part about this cast iron skillet handle cover is that you can change up the fabric that you use every single time. Make it festive and fun or find a fun and funky pattern that makes you happy every time you use it! When it comes to sewing, do something that makes your heart happy.
If you liked learning how to make a DIY Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover with a Free Printable Pattern make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Using your template, cut 4 pieces of the handle from your cotton fabric and 2 from the Insul Brite.
- Layer your handle pieces so you will have a stack of a cotton piece right side down, a piece of Insul Bright and a piece of cotton right side up.
- Pin or clip into place.
- Pin a piece of the bias across the open end on each handle.
- Attach the bias tape to each handle.
- On each handle, using a 1/2” seam allowance, sew around the sides and the curve, leaving the bottom bias end open.
- Take your two stacks and with right sides together, clip or pin together.
- Using a 1/2” seam allowance, sew around the sides and the curve, leaving the bias end open.
- Clip your curves and turn your handle right side out.
- Top stitch around the handle and you're done!
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