How to Make Pot Holders From Old Jeans
– Sewing machine
– Old jeans
– Scraps of cotton fabric
– Cotton thread
– Sharp scissors
– Something to mark with, I used a pen.
– Sewing pins
Here's What You'll Need
A Copy of the free pattern. You will find it here.
From the Denim cut:
– Two of the denim “Body”
– Two of the denim “Body Liner”
– Three of the “Finger Cover Liner”
From the accent or contrasting fabric:
– Two of the “Finger Cover”
Center the body liners on one of the body pieces, make sure the “Body” is the wrong side up.
Stitch the liner down. I used a 1/4″ seam from the edge of the liner.
Now sandwich the piece you just stitched with the other “body” piece.
Make sure the top “body” fabric is right side up
Here’s what the “Body” sandwich should look like. Stitch 1/4″ or so from the edge going all around.
Now it’s time to sew the “Finger Covers”.
Cut one of the “Finger Liners” in half. You will be using 1 & 1/2 of the denim “Finger Liners” per “Finger Cover”. Center the “Finger Cover Liners” on the “Finger Cover” contrasting fabric.
Now fold the “Finger cover in half and pin it in place.
The right side of the fabric will be on the outside.
Stitch across the fold using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Next, stitch around the outside of the folded finger protector. Again using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Next, attach finger protector to potholder, stitch around the outside of the folded finger protector. Again using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
The back should look something like this.
The front should look something like this.
Here's another easy DIY pot holder pattern from old jeans
If you are looking for a larger sewing project that uses old jeans be sure to check out this free iSpy Denim Rag Quilt Pattern.