inside: learn how to sew fridge handle covers to keep your fridge handles clean. Easy to wash and remove, handle covers are a great addition to your fridge.
I recently saw an ad for an Amazon product for fridge handle covers, and of course my first thought was, ” I could sew that!” My next thought was that this was something I needed ASAP. Our fridge is not the smudge proof kind, so it always looks a mess. I’m hoping these washable handle covers will be great.
How to sew refrigerator handle covers
This was such a fun and easy sewing project and one that I’m hoping it’s also helpful in my kitchen. I’m looking for my fridge to look a little cleaner and not always so smudgy! Here’s an look at what it sometimes looks like. Ummm why?
Of course my new handle covers won’t protect from crazy kids, but I’m hoping the cloth cover can just be washed and put back on. I’m terrible at cleaning these, but I think I will like the washable covers.
I love that I can use up scraps for this project, or buy some fabric that matches your decor perfectly. I used supplies that I had on hand, and I could see sewing up a few more of these. When one is in the wash I can have another set ready.
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Here’s how easy it to put these on my fridge handles. I wrapped the fabric from the back side. Make sure to have the fabric out that you want showing. Wrap all the way around.
Keep it wrapped tightly and then press the velcro together.
Move down the handle, securing the the edge as you go. Now, slowly rotate the fabric so the velcro is in the back. The handle should be wrapped tightly so the cover stays in place and doesn’t slip.
Sewing tutorial: handle covers
ok! Now it’s time to get sewing! This will go quick once you get started.
Cut fabric first. If you have standard fridge handles you can use my measurements. If the style is different you can adjust. Cut four pieces of fabric 5.75″ wide and 14″ long. This fits a handle that is just 4″ around. Measure your handle to see if yours is like mine.
Cut 2 pieces of fusible fleece, but they should be smaller than the fabric. Fuse the fleece to the back of two pieces of fabric. Then place two pairs with right side of the fabric together. I have two different fabrics so you can see. Sew all the way around the edge with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Leave a 3″ opening to turn right side out.
Clip the corners close to the seam, then use the opening you left to turn the project right side out. Fold the seam allowance of the opening inside, then clip to hold in place.
Cut velcro strips the same length and your fabric piece. Place one side right on the edge of the fabric. Flip the piece over and clip the other side of the velcro on the opposite side of the fabric. When you get to the part where you have the hole, remove clips and re-clip with velcro. Sewing the velcro in place will close the opening.
Sew on all four edges of the velcro, stitching very close to the edge. I used coordinating thread so you can’t really see my stitching on either side. Now you can roll the cover and secure it in a circle.
Emily, could you use laminated fabric so that it would be easier to wipe down. I was thinking of making these, but extending them to the stove handle & then make a matching toaster cover also, but I was thinking of doing it in a laminate or oil cloth.
this is a great idea!!
Linda, I was thinking the same thing.