Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make Due or Do Without


So, I finally break down. Yes, I need new pot holders.

But, wait! I could use things that I already had to improve my old pot holders and avoid spending any $$$ at all.



First, using a piece of old, warn towel, fill in the holes.



Add a couple more layers of padding with some more of that old towel.




Using left over fabric scraps, stitch around the edges. (Look, I am no seamstress, the seem ripper and I are old friends. If I can hand stitch these in a few minutes so can you!!!)


"New" pot holders. No more burned hands and they are so much prettier!

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Jennifer,
I am so impressed with how organized and crafty you are these days. Have you always been this way? It seems like you have made a lot of good changes since you moved!

Ginny said...

Beautiful! I have done something similar: crocheted patches for oven mitts.

:-D

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Cute! Bring them for Show & Tell Friday! It's Frugal night too ya know!

Sharmista said...

Very nice! The cherry fabric is so cheery!

Heartathome said...

A very good and frugal idea. They turned out really cute too!

Jennifer said...

Hey! What a blessing - I went to post and saw a whole slew of comments. I'm so glad that everyone is as excited over pot holders as I am!!! :)

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Do you know who teaches Hebrew around here? I know...totally off the topic of pot holders *U* But...a friend and I are wanting to learn- she is far off, so we are thinking we'll compare note via email & telephone.