I love making hot pads for a quick project in between bigger ones. I saw this pattern, by Charise of Charise Creates and wanted to try it out.
I love that it has pockets to make holding it and hot things easier.
The back is my favorite part. I love that fabric from Ayumi. Sewing on the binding was a little tricky around those curves, and I lost some of the apple definition at the bottom, but I think it turned out just fine. I cannot wait to try another one. (There's also a pear pattern).
Insul-Bright is a MUST in hot pads, it's wonderful, keeps hands safe from heat and is easy to sew with.