Monday 23 November 2015

Making Oven Mitts From Pot Holders

Do you have a collection of pot holders that you don't use ?  If you're like me,  I prefer oven mitts to get cooking and baking out of the oven.  I also use chopping boards to rest hot food on.

Those pesky little pot holders are just annoying when they come in a pack with an oven mitt and tea towel. I tend to buy two of those packs so that I can have two oven mitts to use.  I'll admit that I've thrown out a few pot holders over the years and donated some to the local op shop.

Not any more.  One day a few months ago I was looking at my collection of pot holders and thought there has to be a way to use them.  Because I buy two oven mitt sets,  I end up with two matching pot holders.  So I got out my sewing machine thinking I could sew them together to form an oven mitt.  Unfortunately they were too thick to fit under the machine foot ( I think that's what you call it ).

I was a little annoyed but not deterred.  So I got out my collection of sewing needles.  After a bit of trial and error I found a sharp yet thick  needle to sew through all the layers.

I put the right sides out and sewed around the pot holders leaving enough room to slip my hand in.

Yay  !! They worked.  For about 10 minutes of my time I was able to make something useful for my kitchen.

Here's what they look like.


  1. such a simple idea Wendy. I have never liked using pot holders as I always burn my hands when using them, now I can get some lovely ones and sew them together.

  2. Clever thinking Wendy. Cheers.

  3. Wendy, this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this tip!

  4. What a great idea! I'm going to do that too. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  5. Hi Wendy,

    What a great idea. Never knew what to do with those pesky pot holders, now I do.


  6. well, good for you! looks like they work.

  7. Smart thinking Wendy! Love it when an otherwise useless thing is suddenly rendered useful again. Love, Mimi xxx


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