I was recently cleaning out some cabinets and I found 4 old kitchen placemats that I haven't looked at in who knows how long. I picked them up and was just about to toss them in the trash when a light bulb went off in my head. Hey, why couldn't I make pot holders out of these? The place mats were made out of a double thickness fabric and they were actually still in really good condition....
I dragged out my portable sewing machine and got to work ......
First I dug around in my scrap fabric box and quickly sewed 8 short pieces to be used as pot holder loops....
Then I cut each place mat in half, folded each cut piece in half and sewed them around the edges, inserting a loop as I went along. Before I knew it I had 8 brand new pot holders. What do you think??
Now I guess I'll be looking for old place mats at thrift stores so I can make some more of these.
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Hi Kim! You're just the smartest one! That's such a clever idea. I love it and the placemats are really cute and made great looking hot pads! You're the bomb! :)ReplyDelete
Be a sweetie,
Thanks Shelia. And I managed that with my meager sewing skills. LOL!Delete
What a great idea! You are so crafty!ReplyDelete
I was rather proud of my ah-ha moment there. LOL!Delete
luvluvluv this! Such a neat idea!!!ReplyDelete
How about something beachy??Delete
Great idea!! and they turned out super cute as well.ReplyDelete
I used them today and they work great - they are the perfect thickness.Delete
They turned out really cute...I like this cheerful fabric, too. I see Christmas placemats. Wouldn't they be fun to repurpose? Enjoy your week! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Oh that's a great idea!! I thought after I was done that I should have made an oven mitt.Delete
I think they are pretty niceReplyDelete
Thanks John - They work good altho they don't do much as far as helping my cooking along. LOL!Delete
What a great idea! Who knew placemats could be so useful? :)ReplyDelete
It opens up a whole new repurposing world, doesn't it?Delete