Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover

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.

Check out the full tutorial HERE!

What items do you like to make with your scraps?  Want to see more scrappy projects from me?  Check out an entire playlist of them right HERE!

Make sure to come back next week for another new video and until then, Happy Sewing!