Friday, February 18, 2011

Cast Iron Skillet-Handle Cover

Cast Iron Skillets are a great cooking tool. My family uses them mostly for Swedish pancakes. The only problem is that the handle can get really hot! They sell covers in the store but, I have never wanted to spend the money. This is what I came up with, it is cute and it works great.
Items needed:
5"x5" scrap piece of cotton fabric
5"x5" scrap piece of warm and natural cotton batting or warm and natural insul-bright insulation
Piece of paper

Trace the handle of a cast iron pan. Add 1" to the pattern.

Step #2
Cut out 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of batting

Step # 3
Pin the fabric to the batting right sides together

Step #4
Sew 1/4" across the bottom of handle.( I used my serger, but a sewing machine works as well) Turn the fabric to right side and Iron

Step #5
pin both handles right sides together. Sew 1/4" together leaving bottom of the handle open.

Step #6
Turn to the right side out. Iron. Put on skillet handle and enjoy!


  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have two skillets that need covers. My skillets have a "helper" handle on the opposite side and I am going use your directions to attempt to draft a pattern for a cover for that as well. : )

  2. Thank you for the tutorial! I made a cover for my cast iron pan today and it turned out so cute and fits perfectly. :)