Pot Holders

I’ve been working on making pot holders lately to replace the ones that are falling apart.  I have noticed the ones from the dollar store break down really fast, and the ones from the store aren’t a ton better.  So, the old jeans got turned into more pot holders today.  For the inside of the pot holder I used an old mattress pad that was worn out and falling apart.  I am playing around with the stitch pattern and have found a cute one for doing the borders.

Its great to be using my Grandmothers old sewing machine.  I think she would be thrilled that I am getting use from it and making something finally useful.  I’m just glad I had the machine.  It is a bit temperamental in that the faster it is going the less likely I am to run into any issue sewing through all the layers.

I’m hoping to get a lot of practice in on the pot holders and then next week take a stab at a round pillow case.  After that I have to make a new pillow case for the body pillow.  My dog Bandit decided that it was comfortable so he would do his nesting scratching thing against it.  Tore a large section of it.  I could use the rest of it for smaller pillow cases.

I’m enjoying being able to create things out of other stuff that was just going to get tossed anyway.

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