Cherry Pie Potholder DIY

Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial) Fall can mean lots of things to different people, but in the food world, it especially means baking! Now is the time for the smell of fresh baked pumpkin cookies, breads, and pies to fill your home (and your belly as well!). In honor of baking season, I thought it would be fun to create a cute kitchen helper to aid in your homemade goodies process—a cherry pie oven mitt!

Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial)
wool felt in tan and red
-fabric scissors
-fabric glue
-sewing machine
round potholder

Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial)
Use a marker to trace around your potholder on your tan felt. Use your fabric scissors to cut a wavy pie crust pattern just outside of the circle you traced. Pin your wavy circle to another piece of tan felt and cut a slightly bigger wavy circle out of the felt below. Take the smaller wavy circle and cut out the inside about 1″ in from the outside edge to create your pie crust.

Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial) Cut a circle of red felt that is just big enough to fit under your top pie crust layer and then cut six 1/2″ wide strips to be your pie lattice top. Weave your lattice top pieces over the red circle and use some fabric glue to tack into place. Sew each strip of your lattice top to the red circle and trim any lattice edges that hang over the circle edge. Glue your red pie center to the middle of your larger wavy circle and then glue the smaller pie crust on top. Allow the glue to set, and then sew around the edge closest to the pie filling and the outside wavy edge to secure. Generously glue or hand-tack your pie topper onto the top side of your round oven mitt, and you’re ready to bake! I do have my felt hanging over the sides a bit, but while I’m not too worried about it possibly touching a hot pan for a second or two, you can always make the edges smaller if that concerns you…

Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial) Cherry Pie Potholder DIY (click through for tutorial) I think cherry pie is one of my favorites, although I’ve also been seen eating cherry pie filling straight out of the can. Sooo it really may be mostly the filling I’m obsessed with! You can make the “filling” of the potholder orange for a pumpkin pie look or dark blue for blueberry—whatever you like! This would also be a great gift for the baker in your family, especially paired with a cute pie pan or a pie recipe book too. Happy baking! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Beautiful and very creative. Great idea.

  • Me too. I will make one or two for us. Beautiful and very creative.

  • This is so adorable! Perfect for Thanksgiving! Just wondering if this fabric will work?

  • This is super cute! I love the pie design.

    You can also buy heat shield fabric to put inside of the pot holder, if you don’t want to buy one that’s sewn already. I made a turquoise polka dot pot holder with heat shield material inside:

  • Such a great idea. Thank you so much for posting. I love this as a homemade gift. Looks super simple….I am a mom….I like simple. You ladies have a great blog. Thanks for posting the blogging tips too. I am new to blogging and need as many tips as I can get.

  • So So cute! What a great gift. I love a good simple craft and this seems like it is. Cant wait to get started. Thanks so much for posting. You guys have a fantastic blog. Love all the great ideas and thanks for posting the blogging tips. I am new to blogging so I can really use them (and the 4 library books I have about it now).

  • That is the cutest thing I have ever seen for the kitchen! I may need to make me several of these!

  • Aw yay! This reminds me of the old ABM with fun crafts and warm colors! Keep more like this coming! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness! I need this in my life! Our whole kitchen is kinda of quirky / kitschy/ retro and these would fit right in!

  • This is the cutest, perfect kitchen accessory for the holiday season!

  • This is the cutest pot holder ever!!! And it looks so simple, I love it!


  • I cannot get enough of this pot holder! It is too cute! I’d love to make a set of them for all my favorite pie flavors – red for cherry, blue for blueberry, orange for pumpkin, etc.!

    xx Allison

  • For your sewing machine — get a free motion sewing foot. This project came out great of course, but that free motion foot will really up your game. You are able to get into curves and corners so nicely. Also, you can make your own designs like leaves or letters. Almost magic. Quilters use it for making designs. You do a lot of curvy stitching so it will come in handy. Amazon for cheap!!

  • This is so cute! And even though I am comically awful at using my sewing machine, this looks like something I could (maybe) do.

  • This is so cute! I’m thinking of making one just like this.


  • Lovely! And the pie looks delicious ^^

    Let me share with you my latest leather jackets shooting:

    Have a nice day! MG

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