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Topic: And now, what you've all been waiting for... potholders!  (Read 2515 times)
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« on: December 11, 2004 03:46:38 PM »

Yeah, I know, potholders ... weeeeeee.

Quite a while ago I noticed a project to make potholders out of old blue jeans, and I rightly assumed that any denim-like heavy cotton fabric would probably work as well.

Shortly thereafter, my husband was about to toss out his old camo pants.  *click*

And now we have potholders that we can never seem to find...



These have held up remarkably well, considering they were my first crack at potholder-making.  Over the last eight years, they've picked up some stains and a minor burn mark or two, but the camo seems to cover that pretty well.

My cousin is currently serving as a U.S. army cook.  I should really make a pair of these for him, don't you think?
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greenfish
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004 03:50:43 PM »

Your cousin should love them!
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julia2222
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004 07:51:31 AM »

too cool!
maybe I'll make some for my brother who seems to think he's too manly to cook!
perhaps these will inspire him.
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CrazeeMoi
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2005 08:05:02 AM »

OH  I really like those!!!   garage sales starting soon?? LOL  ooooooh  my 5 year old grandson wears those.... will have to get my daughter to save them for me when he outgrows them!!   I really like the shape of your potholder.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2005 08:49:19 AM »

Those look great! Do you feel they adequately protect your hands? Also, did you sandwich any kind of batting or anything between the layers of camo?
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005 07:15:56 PM »

I used two pieces of batting in the middle, trimmed from an old cotton blanket.  Blanket pieces provide extremely efficient insulation against heat--even though a blanket is thinner than cotton batting, it's also a lot more dense.  I've used these for over eight years, and have never once burned my hands or even felt uncomfortable holding a hot pot.

The fabric is finally starting to look worn around the edges--not bad considering eight years of hard wear--so I may make some more soon.  Maybe I'll also make some from jeans as well.

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