My mother-in-law gave me some cast iron skillets a few years ago, but it wasn’t until recently (because of watching lots of homesteaders on youTube!) that I finally started using them. The problem is that I’m pretty forgetful and have been known to grab many hot handles. So I tried to keep a small potholder draped over the handle as an IT’S HOT! reminder. I finally just decided to make an actual handle cover.
I traced around my handle and did some measuring and came up with a pattern measuring 6 1/8 by 3 1/2 inches with a curve at the top. (This ended up a little too long so I recommend going with 5 3/4 inches for the length if you have a similar skillet).
I used one layer of THIS batting on each side of the handle cover.
You can definitely use two layers or a heat proof material (like THIS one) if you want. Besides the pattern and an insulating layer you will also need 4 pieces of fabric measuring about 7 x 4 inches. These can be solid pieces or pieced from scraps. I went with two scrappy for the outsides and two solid for the lining.
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