How To Sew A Finger Thumb Potholder

How To Sew A Finger Thumb Potholder | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image By: Crafty Pattie Via Youtube


These finger thumb potholders might be one of the very best sewing ideas I have seen in a long time. We all know how oven mitts can be so bulky and they get in the way of performing a simple task like checking under the lid of a pot or removing an egg poacher. The best part of this project is that it is an excellent scrap buster because it doesn’t require a lot of fabric to make these cute finger thumb potholders. These mini potholders are just the right thickness as well, there is just enough Insul Bright and polyfill to shield the heat but not enough to make the potholder so bulky that you lose dexterity. These mini potholders also make a great item to store in the gift closet when you need a quick present in a pinch.



  • Fabric scraps
  • 2 pieces of paper (for cutting a pattern)
  • polyfill
  • Insul Bright
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • A sewing machine


In this wonderful video tutorial by Crafty Pattie on Youtube, she teaches us how to make a very simple pattern to start this project. 

Make a pattern for finger thumb potholders

Then, you will be guided through this sewing project step by step. This is one of the easiest tutorials I’ve seen and crafty Pattie is a real gem, who really knows how to explain things in a very simple and direct way.

Line finger thumb potholders for heat protection

These finger thumb potholders turned out to be such a great project for me. I’ve used so many scrap fabric pieces and added a lot of gifts to my Christmas closet.

How To Sew A Finger Thumb Potholder

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