Cinnamon Pot Mats

Cinnamon Pot Mats

When you place your HOT pot on top, the fragrance of cinnamon will come wafting through filling the air with a beautiful aroma.

What you need

Desired cotton fabric
Sheet wadding (quilt batting)
Sewing machine access
Ground cinnamon or cinnamon Oil


Step 1: Start by working out what size pot holder you want. Approx. 30 cm X 30 cm is suitable.

Step 2: Cut your fabric into the size you require allowing for 1/2 inch hems.

Step 3: Sew 3 sides of your fabric closed and slip in the sheet wadding through the last opening. You will need to either begin hand sewing or machine sewing this end closed.

Step 4: Just before you complete the closure sprinkle about a teaspoon of cinnamon powder into the project or sprinkle your drops of oil onto the wadding prior to placing it inside.

Step 5: You can finish it off by sewing some diagonals along the top to keep the wadding in place. The quilting also makes it look very decorative.



  1. I am so excited about finding this idea!! I am going to make these for Christmas gifts this year.

  2. AWESOME idea and all your projects on the whole site and great-thanks for taking the time to share them!

  3. Hi I like this idea so much I’m going to use it as a starting point for the Ladies in my craft group who want to learn to use a sewing machine, we already had a go at the basics and this craft is great as the next thing to make in the time we have, Thank you

  4. this is great, I run a craft group at my local Church and have been helping people to use sewing machines for the first time. I’m going to take this idea to the group as its something they can make within the time we have, and is useful too Thank you

  5. I made one of these but the ground cinnamon kept sprinkling out of the mat and making it dirty looking. 🙁

  6. I saw these today and they were priced at $11.99. Thank you very much for sharing this pattern idea. It is great.

  7. great idea!

  8. I don’t know why that person was so ungrateful. These are wonderful, and make it smell like you’ve been cooking apple pies all day. I am planning to make several for myself and several more for my daughter. Thanks for making the directions available.

  9. These are great to put in your back window of your car. The sun heats it up and your car smells wonderful,

  10. pennyjo1947 says

    I made these for my grown children and added a small round doily that MY grandmother had made to one side of each of their pot holders. This makes them family keepsakes as the doilies were made by their great grandmother whom they never got to know.

  11. VERY NICE !! Love this idea !! thank you for sharing.. will definately be making these.

  12. People pay good money for these in the stores. I don’t understand why that person put one star and left a really not so nice comment. That’s what is wrong with the Christmas season, everyone wants store bought things, instead of something hand made. Things that are hand made, are made with love and caring hands. When people leave their comments on these postings they should consider what they are going to say and how they are going to say it. My grandmother always told me that if you do not have anything nice say keep your mouth shut. Sorry about all that ranting. This is a great project, nice clear instructions. Thank you.

  13. I think this is a great idea – its too bad some people have to be rude and sarcastic in their comments.

    My one suggestion – or rather observation is that I’ve got one of these but it is filled with rice or peas or beans – and could be that it has some chopped cinnamon sticks in it as well – but it smells so wonderful whenever we use it for hot pans.

    I have been looking for a pattern to give me the impetus to make these for gifts. Great timing – as Christmas is coming up and I like to do something for the neighbors – what a great idea. I like also the ‘homemade gelatin air fresheners’ as well – think I’ll combine the two into a little gift basket for the neighbors, along with some fresh pumpkin bread – what a great idea – thanks for the pattern!

  14. Great Idea!

  15. What a brilliant idea, so easy and simple yet it makes a fantastic gift with fragrance.

  16. This is such a cute idea! It was quick, easy, and made the perfect gift for my mother on Mother’s Day!

  17. I love this idea! I am making smaller coaster size ones to put in a gift basket with homemade hot cocoa mix, coffee mug, and sweets for my daughters teachers.

  18. Love it! Easy and awesome!

  19. GREAT GIFT IDEAS!! And useful. Thanks

  20. sweet little gift idea and great for the christmas table

  21. Very cute, easy and quick to make!
    To the last guest who rated this 1 star, WOW! why not learn how to spell correctly before you trash other people’s ideas?!…

  22. Wow that is such a great idea, my antire life all i have wanted has a piece of crapy fabrick to lay my hot pots on, but who am i kidding some people have to save money, but if ur going to give in expensive gifts there are beter ways to do so

  23. Easy but lovely pot stands to make as Christmas Gifts or filled with Vanilla or lavender as a perfumed pad for the bedroom bedroom

  24. Perfect for an 8 year old to make.

  25. I make pillows and stuff em with lavender so they will relax people. u should try it.

  26. Where can I purchase cinnamon oil, is it a food line or from the pharmasist.

  27. this is a fun and easy way to make little gifts

  28. Hi, I would like to know what “sheet wadding” is and where to find it.
    Thank you..

  29. My sewing machine got all stupid and my great-great grandpa had to fix it because my SEWING machine is not a quilting machine.P.S. I’m 105 years old.

  30. cute, great for craft exchange partners

  31. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Yes, Coasters would be a lovely idea.

  32. Great idea. Would it also work if you made smaller ones for coasters for mugs of hot tea/coffee?

  33. my grandma would luv this!

  34. what is sheet wadding

  35. mustangmargie says

    these are pricey in a kitchen shop. i think you have a great job.

  36. (continued). Just take the bag out to wash, and replace it with a new one when the scent wears out.

  37. You could sew the pillow and cover seperately (making the back of the cover overlap to close) and slip a mesh bag with crushed cinnamon sticks inside. This solves the problem of the scent being washed away.

  38. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    sheet wadding is quilt batting

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