Hey everyone! Today we’ve got Katie from Made to be a Momma here and she’s got a tutorial for a cast iron skillet handle cover. Which is SUCH a fun idea! And even better, have you ever eaten a skillet cookie (sometimes also called a Cazookie or Pizookie)? They are my Favorite. Dessert. Ever! Seriously! (I’ve got a couple of recipes on Crazy Little Projects even.) Now I can make a skillet handle cover and then I’ll have to make them all the time right!?
Have you jumped on the cast iron skillet train? The cast iron skillet has been around for so long and for Christmas this past year I finally got one. How have I never made a cast iron cookie before? So yummy! I thought it would be fun to make a cast iron skillet handle cover to help protect my hands from the hot skillet. This is NOT something that can go in the oven or be left on while you are cooking on the stovetop. It slips perfectly over the handle of a larger cast iron. It fit my 10 inch cast iron perfectly. If you have a smaller cast iron you may want to make your measurements an inch or so shorter.
Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover Tutorial and Pattern:
- 5 in. x 6 in. main fabric piece
- 5 in. x 6 in. lining fabric piece
- 5 in. x 6 in. Insul-Brit batting, this is the best batting for hot pads because of it being an insulated material.
- Sewing Machine
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Scissors
First being by cutting your three pieces needed for this handle cover. You should have a main fabric piece, a lining piece, and the insul-brite batting.
Place your insul-brit on the bottom with your main fabric piece on top. Place your lining fabric on top of your main fabric piece pretty sides together. Sew one of the short (5 inch) ends.
Once sewn, open so both pretty sides of the fabric are facing up.
Fold in half a long the long sides of your fabric. Sew around all three edges, making sure you leave a small gap in the lining piece for turning.
Before your turn your piece I like to round my edges by sewing from one side of the fabric to the other. You can leave your piece as a rectangle but I like the look of the handle with the rounded edges.
Turn your handle piece right side out. Press with a hot iron and top stitch the opening closed.
Insert your lining into your main fabric piece and top stitch if desired. Now… go make some delicious skillet desserts and savory dishes so you can show off your new kitchen essential :) These are great for those leftover scraps of fabric and would make a great gift!
Now, if you haven’t ever made a Skillet Cookie, just do it! You won’t regret it! (OK, your waistline might…)
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