A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,034
Currently Running With Scissors:
216 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: And now, what you've all been waiting for... potholders!  (Read 3338 times)
Tags for this thread: potholder  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Crafty Pirate Wench
Offline Offline

Posts: 125
Joined: 19-Sep-2004

View Profile WWW
« 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?
« Last Edit: December 12, 2004 02:14:36 PM by TPK » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Geekin' out at the Cosmic Fun Palace
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004 03:50:43 PM »

Your cousin should love them!
« 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.
« 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!!!
« 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?

When in doubt, sauerkraut.
Crafty Pirate Wench
Offline Offline

Posts: 125
Joined: 19-Sep-2004

View Profile WWW
« 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.


Geekin' out at the Cosmic Fun Palace
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Magic and Luck
Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pasta Sauce
@Home This Weekend: Tea Towel Pillows

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.