Learn how to make a simple, square potholder with this beginner-friendly sewing tutorial! Use up fabric scraps for this quick project. You should opt for durable, heat-resistant materials like 100% cotton or linen, as synthetics won’t withstand the heat. Make your bias tape from lightweight canvas, denim, or linen mixed with quilting cotton. Avoid poly/cotton blends for bias tape. Thermal batting offers essential heat protection, so don’t use quilt batting alone. With these simple step-by-step directions, you can whip up a cute square potholder in less than an hour. It’s not just handy for the kitchen. It makes a thoughtful gift for weddings or housewarmings too!