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.