Sometimes, there are tutorials out there that are so well executed that they need no additions, only a neon sign pointing in their direction, saying, "Try this!". This step-by-step "Pretty Little Potholder" tutorial by Nana & Company is one of them. Every tip Amy offers is so valuable, from using two layers of Insul-Bright to make it sturdy and heat-resistant, to using quilt basting spray (a first for me). The final product is every bit as effective as any potholder you could buy in a store, a whole lot cuter, and a perfect scrap buster for those fabric scraps lying around from other projects.
I only changed two very minor things: I sewed the loop for hanging on the corner instead of in the middle, and I shortened the front piece to 6" instead of 7.5".
This is one of those projects that ends up looking handmade but not homemade. In my mind, there can be such a difference.