A "customer" (my mother) is paying me to make a set of six kids "play kitchen sets"
Meaning: six children's aprons, six pot-holders, six oven mitts and maybe six chef hats.
The pot-holders were the easiest so I started with them.
I cut approx 4" squares- 2 of fabric, and one of batting.
I sandwiched the batting in the middle and then stitched all four sides:
Then I trimmed the edges very close to my stitch lines.
Then I made my edging
I stared by cutting a strip about 1.5" wide (left), then I folded it in half and pressed (middle), then I folded the raw edges into the center and pressed again (right)
This is similar to bias tape, except I didn't cut it on a bias.
Then I placed the edge of the hot pat in the fold of the edging I had created and pinned it in place
Then I just did that 5 more times.
This is a project for kids, so they can pretend to cook- don't use this tutorial for real hot pads/potholders- I doubt this is safe to use on hot dishes, the general idea would be the same, but you would need to get material and lining that is more effective against heat.