I’ve been having had a difficult time finding potholders that work for me. They’re just too stiff. Either the fabric layers are too thick or the rubberized layer interferes with my
gripability ability to get a good grip on hot pots. So I thought I would just make some for myself and decided to poke around for some inspiration first.
How about this two handed quilted design by Jessica over at A Little Gray.
She has a great tutorial if you would like to try one for yourself.
Or this easy design perfect for the novice sewer. It was featured on Design Sponge’s DIY Wednesdays.
I really like this next one because it offers layers of protection and an easy-to-sew quilted design.
Now my knitting skills are really limited but this cable knit potholder I found on Katy Elliot makes me want to change that. Isn’t it beautiful?
How do you feel about loops? You might remember this from summer camp or elementary school?
And this is the green version featured on re-nest is made from discarded tube socks (washed, of course:)
And just in case you don’t sew or knit, there’s always a crochet version.
And since the basket weave stitch creates extra thickness, I’m guessing that one layer square will provide ample protection. If not, layering 2 squares together should definitely work. Or how about a crochet and fabric combo. So many possibilities are running through my head.
DIY potholders are definitely in my future, now that I have my inspiration; I hope I have inspired you as well. And if you decide to make some, be sure and use cotton fabric and yarn and a heat resistant inside layer as synthetic fibers burn easily. Happy sewing, knitting, crocheting or looping, whichever way you decide to go to potholder heaven!