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Microwave Bowl Potholder

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Author HandmadeBits4u
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Warming up some soup? Making instant oatmeal? Having some leftovers for lunch or dinner? Are you tired of wrestling those hot bowls/containers from the microwave? Here's a new kind of microwave potholder - a Microwave Bowl Holder that will make this task much easier on the hands!.

Just nestle your bowl/container inside the potholder, put both in the microwave, and easily remove when your food is done without getting your fingers hot.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a microwave pot holder. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by klmeyer
on December 26th, 2018

Excellent pattern and instructions. Making these for gifts. Quick and easy to make.

by Owens, Toni
on July 11th, 2018

I have made many of these for gifts. Everyone loves them. Great for ice cream, also.
I did make sure to keep one on hand for myself.

by Mason, Roberta
on November 24th, 2016

Easy to follow pattern! Very useful gift to sew.

by T. Bradburry
on January 20th, 2016

I am planning on making these for the holidays as presents

by McDuffie, Pat
on September 28th, 2015

Love pattern!

on May 19th, 2015

Can't wait to make these

by R. Valdez
on April 16th, 2015

This is a very interesting pattern and one I am excited to make. Would make good gift item.

by k. luxich
on January 8th, 2015

Very easy pattern to follow. Stitches out easily and quickly. I gave them as Christmas gifts this year in sets of 4 and everyone loved them.

by D. Simmons
on January 8th, 2015

Very easy to make,really works

by K. Pratt
on January 7th, 2015

I found the pattern easy to follow. I did some that were a couple of inches larger for larger bowls which worked out well. Made great gifts. I use mine all the time. Thanks for posting.

by M. Clark
on January 6th, 2015

The pattern was vey easy to follow, easy to make. I made two and have used them a lot in the morning for hot cereal breakfast and for hot soups, etc. Sure beats burning your fingers while trying to take the bowl out of the microwave and putting on the table to eat.

by L. Dressler
on January 2nd, 2015

You are a crafty genius! Made many for Christmas presents and they want more! I am going to try and make some in a little larger size. Thank you so much for sharing!

by Wims, Renae
on January 1st, 2015

Great pattern! Easy to follow. Great for kids.

by P. Thompson
on December 15th, 2014

I. Love the ease of the pattern and have made them for Christmas presents in NFL fabric!

by grandmaK
on December 12th, 2014

Easy to follow instructions, have a made 1/2 dozen or so for gifts & for myself.

by I. Leftwich
on September 25th, 2014

This pattern is super cute and easy to follow, especially for a beginner sewist like myself :-)!

by M. Garcia
on September 11th, 2014

I love this pattern, Im still a beginner and learning but it was very easy. All my family love

by Price, Nancy
on August 26th, 2014

Love it,great pattern and easy to do!

by P. Gilson
on August 25th, 2014

A nice way to use up scraps. I added a loop so that I could hang it on the microwave cart.

by Brott, Shannon Margaret
on August 1st, 2014

Great and very easy pattern to use!

by K. Maulorico
on July 10th, 2014

Great pattern, easy to follow directions, fun project, Thanks

by Porche, Lisa
on May 10th, 2014

Nice pattern, great gift items especially for a college student!! Thanks!

by Gabby
on April 22nd, 2014

Very handy item. Tutorial was well written and this is an easy to make project. Food still gets very hot and you can handle everything straight from the microwave. I use these even when using hot food from the stove as they make handling much better and you can put them on your lap straight away. They can be used for large soup mugs too. By making the squares bigger and the darts shorter you can adjust these for dinner plates as Great little tute!

by D. Gatlin
on April 4th, 2014

This is the greatest idea yet! Use mine all the time. Instructions were excellent and so easy to follow.

by Chapman, Patti
on March 20th, 2014

I've been using blue painters tape 1 inch wide for spacing for marking the sewing lines. Much faster than using a ruler and the tape can be used over again. I start in the middle and work outward for even sewing lines. I use one of those chalk wheels for marking my lines. Also use a walking foot to keep fabric from moving when sewing the fabric and batting together. I've made several sets of the bowls and cute regular and fingetip potholders. I also found a pattern for insulated bands that go around soda cans. Great for summer time. Many compliments on the practicality of the bowls.

by knswed
on March 7th, 2014

Easy and so fast to make up.
I can see what the teacher gifts and xmas gifts will be this year!

by I. Stump
on January 21st, 2014

love this pattern so quick and easy to make

by Britt, Julie
on January 20th, 2014

This a great pattern. easy to make and you can use up some of that scrap fabric!

by Bacashihua, Liana
on January 18th, 2014

I first made this back in May 2012 and I love it! I've made numerous ones as gifts! I too have wanted to make one the size of a dinner plate and have figured out the measurements but haven't tested it yet! Also, I prefer to cut my "batting" 9" square (the fabric is 10" square) to help lessen the bulk in the seams and it works perfectly!!

by L. Dagenais
on January 17th, 2014

Very easy pattern to follow. Great idea and I use made several.

by Erin's Designs
on January 13th, 2014

Very easy to sew and loved the end product. Made many gifts and everyone thinks it is such a great idea.

by Brantley, Donna
on January 12th, 2014

This was easy to understand and to sew. I made a few and have already given them as gifts. I think this would also make a great gift for a new college student.

by lal sews
on January 5th, 2014

Very fun and easy. Great way to play with fabric mixing, contrast threads, etc. My only comment is after a while, I hoped I'd hit my "sewing jones zone," but I felt very stop-start, with all the marking, stitching, then more marking, then sewing. Nature of the beast with this type of project. Also, my topstitching looks jacked-- as in lumpy and wonky at times. I think there's some batting bulk at the edges, but everything is tucked, neat, and finished. I've used different bowls in them of different sizes, depths, and even an off-shape, and they all work fine in the holders. Also, the holder seems to insulate the dish while eating/ sitting, keeping it warmer a bit-- a BIT-- longer, which was just enough tonight to finish reheated soup on a cold evening. Definitely worth adding this easy gem to your collection!

by P. Schneider
on December 14th, 2013

After making the first one which took a little bit longer. I just love this pattern and got creative and increased the pattern to 12x12 to the perfect size. Since then I have made 30 of them for a craft fair and gifts. Now I have a request to make it bigger for a dinner plate.

by Steltenpohl, Jodi
on November 8th, 2013

This is a great tutorial! The pictures are wonderful and help so much when going through the process of making these. Don't think it will be a really FAST project though. There is more to it than there looks like! So, just plan plenty of time! We LOVE having these for warming up our winter soups! No more burned hands! YAY!

on September 24th, 2013

I'm glad I started early. The instructions are very easy and I love the step by step pictures as well.
A lot of people have never seen this before. These are perfect to make for Christmas gifts!!
I'm over my fear of making darts too!!

by Gannon, Amy
on September 6th, 2013

easy to sew, clear directions and a actually useful! Love it!

by J. Weil
on August 14th, 2013

This was so very easy. And the directions were clear and easy to follow. It will be great for gifts.

by Lawrence, Jennifer
on July 25th, 2013

Haven't gotten around to making them, but I plan to make a lot for Xmas. Think this is the best idea ever.

by Gustafson, Patricia
on July 18th, 2013

This is the best. Made one for myself and love it. Great gift idea.

by Law, Debra
on July 11th, 2013

LOVE it! Easy to sew and works great!

by Sharon, Dee
on June 20th, 2013

Made for Presents for shower gift. Great and easy.

by sewhappy
on May 11th, 2013

Thank you for the bowl pattern. Cannot wait to make one.

by Tie Dye Diva
on April 26th, 2013

Brilliant design, well written instructions.

by Gallagher, Barbara
on April 20th, 2013

I love this these as gifts and received many compliments!

by Wendy
on March 25th, 2013

Fantastic pattern!

by martin, sherry
on March 8th, 2013

love love this ideal and pattern was very easy and fun to do!

by 1234
on February 22nd, 2013

My husband said that this was one of the most useful items that I've ever made. He uses it often when warming up his soup.

by J. Alsop
on February 3rd, 2013

These are the best thing ever. Thanks for such a wonderful pattern & idea.

by Beejay
on February 2nd, 2013

I gave each of my quilting group buddies a microwave bowl potholder, with a bowl, as a gift. They loved them. So easy and so useful. I even increased the size by 2" on a couple of them so they will accommodate a larger bowl. Wonderful pattern.

by Drader, Tamara
on February 1st, 2013

Love this pattern. Had so much fun making it, I had my mom purchase the pattern also, and we made some together. So fast and love using them.

by S. Walker
on January 15th, 2013

This is a fun and easy pattern and the instructions were very good. I made a half dozen just in my spare time to have for quick gifts.

I used a 12 1/2" square for a couple of these (using the 2 1/2" darts) and like that it was a little bigger and made a good hot pad when going from the Microwave to the table. I also made a couple using 11" squares which seemed to work out good for the bowls I personally use in my microwave.

GREAT Pattern and GREAT idea.

by Hannappel, Linda
on January 6th, 2013

Love this pattern. Have made several as qifts and this could be my next big craft show item, if I can get ahead of all the friends that want them. would not dream of selling them without giving credit to Rita.

by V. Hoynacki
on January 4th, 2013

Clear and easy instruction/pictures - results were very nice. Appreciated by many as holiday presents!!

by Harmon, Judy
on January 2nd, 2013

I love this pattern. It came in so handy when I heated up soup in the microwave. Didn't burn myself like I use too.

by Sew On & Sew Forth
on December 27th, 2012

I LOVE THIS PATTERN! Easy and very clear instructions! We use ours all the time, and they make great gifts! I prefer a 1/4" seam over the 1/2" when sewing the pieces together, and I made a "dart" cardboard pattern piece which saves a little time. May I suggest university prints--my aunt (a K-State fan) begged me to make her a bowl--I giggled the whole time as I stitched up a Mizzou bowl--so funny!

by grannyann
on December 17th, 2012

love this and very made 7 of these. I need someone to create a pattern for coffeee mugs.

by Kaiser, Carole
on December 17th, 2012

I made one of these for my mom and she loves it. It was very easy to do - great clear instructions with several pictures.

by Terriest
on December 5th, 2012

I made one up tonight! Yes, it is quick and easy and so functional! I plan to make up about 2 dozen to use as stocking stuffers (of course, I'll be keeping a few for myself). I added a little to the pattern though. I top stitched all the way around after pulling it to the right side. Then I put a couple of stitches right in the center to help keep the shape after washings. Thank you thank you thank you. My PDF showed that it was so I also sent a thank you to Rita Witzel

by KT
on November 8th, 2012

Great pattern. Makes great gifts!

by Warren, Karen
on October 30th, 2012

This is a great pattern. It makes a very useful addition to the kitchen. Using all cotton components is a must.

by van Waardenburg, Lori
on August 8th, 2012

Loved this pattern! Loved the finished product! This is a fast, easy project you can get done within an hour and turns out so great. This will make great gifts for friends and family. Would also be great in a "get well" basket with a can of soup, nice bowl and other items. The only issue that I had was when you are doing the top stitching the corners are very bulky and had to walk the machine through it. PATTERN AND PROJECT!!

by alvarez, omayra
on July 18th, 2012

very easy to make. perfect for gifts!

by Draheim, Leigh-Ann
on July 18th, 2012

Nice pattern, very simple and makes a great gift.

by Willett, Linda
on May 16th, 2012

Quick, easy, functional! Great way to use up leftover fabric!

by Clairmont, Cyndy
on January 20th, 2012

I love this pattern, very quick and easy to make.


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Cotton fabric
Warm Tater ® 100% Natural Cotton Batting for Microwave Projects
Quilting Rulers
Rotary Cutter
Fabric Marker
Sewing Machine with Walking Foot
Cotton thread
Bodkin (or other tool for corners of bowl after turning right side out)
Basic knowledge of sewing