Saying goodbye to a beloved pair of jeans can feel like bidding adieu to an old buddy—but now you don’t have to! Give ’em a second life in the kitchen by making denim potholders, says Christine Doheny, editor of favecrafts.com. Here’s how:
- Cut a 10-inch-square around the back pocket, with the pocket as close to the center of the square as possible.
- Cut a 10-inch-square of denim from the leg to match the other square.
- For the insulation layer, use a piece of thick, wool. Batting cut to an equal-size square.
- Stack the pieces together starting with the batting, followed by one denim square (wrong side down), and then the other denim square (right side down). Pin them all together.
- With a ½-inch seam allowance, stitch three sides of the potholder. Turn inside out and stitch remaining side closed. Repeat the process for a second potholder.