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Download this FREE Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern! Made using cotton fabric and heat resistant batting, these handle covers are not only practical, but an easy to sew pot holder made especially for cast iron skillets.

cast iron skillet with a handle cover

Do you love to cook with cast iron cookware? I do! I’ve been cooking with cast iron for years. And I’ve made my share of cast iron pot holders/handle covers/hot pads.

The cast iron skillet handle cover pattern I’m sharing with you today is my favorite. And it’s super easy to make!

Plus, I’ve made so many different versions through the years that you get the benefit of all my trial and errors.

The Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

What makes this cast iron skillet hand cover potholder/handle cover/hot pad pattern so special is that it is specifically designed to slide easily over the handle of a cast iron skillet. It is not only the perfect size for a cast iron skillet handle, but it provides the perfect grip.

But, don’t take my word for it! Make one (or two or six) and you’ll see!

Supplies Needed

Tools/Equipment Needed

Video Tutorial

I created this video tutorial that will walk you through all the steps of sewing a Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover. Simply click HERE or on the below image to watch the video on my YouTube Channel.

YouTube video on how to sew a cast iron skillet handle cover

Download the Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

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Download this FREE Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern! Made using cotton fabric and heat resistant batting, these handle covers are not only practical, but an easy to sew pot holder made especially for cast iron skillets.

Sew a Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

Yield: 1 handle cover
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These cast iron skillet handle covers are not only practical, but an easy sewing project! In fact, once you make one, you'll want to make one for everyone on your gift giving list!

Materials

  • cotton fabric for exterior, (2) 6-1/2"x3" pieces
  • cotton fabric for lining, (2) 6-1/2"x3" pieces
  • cotton fabric for binding, (1) 2-1/2"x6" piece
  • cotton thread
  • Insul-Bright (insulated batting), (2) 6-1/2"x3" pieces
  • Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Pattern

Tools

  • scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • ironing board

Instructions

  1. Download and print the pattern. Cut out the two pattern pieces along the outside solid line.
  2. From pattern piece A, cut out two pieces from your exterior fabric, two pieces from your lining fabric, and two pieces from your insulated batting. (I used Insul-Bright.)
  3. From pattern piece B, cut out one piece of fabric. This piece will be the binding at the top of the handle cover.
  4. To prepare the binding piece, fold the fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press. Unfold and fold one long raw edge towards the center crease. Press. Repeat with the other long edge. Press again. Cut the piece of fabric in half so that you have two 3" wide pieces of binding. Set aside for now.
  5. Layer one piece of lining fabric (wrong side up), one piece of insulated batting, and one piece of external fabric right side up. Pin or clip to hold the layers together. Repeat with the other three layers of the handle cover (lining, batting, exterior fabric).
  6. Using a long 4.0 or 4.5mm stitch length, quilt the layers together as desired. I started in one top corner and stitched diagonally to the bottom corner, and then every 1/2". You can use a fabric marker and ruler to mark your lines, a quilting guide bar (which is what I used), or just eyeball it. Quilt as desired. Then repeat with the second set. Trim the edges and any threads as needed.
  7. Attach the binding to the top edge of each quilted piece of the handle cover. Unfold the binding once and line up the folded edge with the top edge of the handle cover. Use a 1/4" seam allowance and stitch across the top edge. Fold the binding up over the stitching and onto the opposite side of the handle cover fabric. Pin or clip in place and then stitch close to the bottom folded edge. Repeat with the second piece of the handle cover.
  8. Now you are ready to stitch the two pieces together. Lay one handle cover piece down so that it is right side up (exterior fabric is facing up), then lay the second piece right side down on top of the first. So, the right sides should be touching. Pin or clip the edges, making sure to line up the top edge.
  9. You are going to stitch the two sections together using a 1/4" seam allowance. I like to start a couple of inches away from the top edge and stitch towards the edge. This way I can backstitch a couple of times to reinforce the stitching at the top edges of the handle cover. Once you've stitched the initial reinforcement stitches (that's what I call them), stitch the two sections together by stitching from your previous start stitches all the way around handle cover. I like to use a 2.0 or even a 1.8mm stitch length so that these stitches are good and secure.
  10. After you've stitched the two sections together, trim any threads and turn the handle cover right side out.

Notes

You can make the handle cover longer, if needed. This cover fits most lengths of cast iron skillets.

You can use the same fabric for the lining, exterior, and binding. Or you can choose to use two or three different fabrics.

Approximate finished size: 6"Lx2-1/2"W

I hope you enjoyed learning how to sew a cast iron skillet handle cover. Now don’t forget to download your pattern!

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Cynthia

Thursday 6th of June 2024

Thanks, another great and easy pattern for everyday use.

Dianne Seyfferth

Saturday 8th of June 2024

@Cynthia, I have not received the pattern for the cast-iron-skillet-handle-cover.

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