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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jean Pocket Potholders-Embellishing Dollar Store Potholders

Here's a really cute idea to dress up Dollar Store potholders (2 for $1.00), simply cut out the back pocket of an old pair of jeans and sew it on! I chose to pink the edges but think they will be really cute when the fabric begins to naturally fray too.
My inspiration was a tutorial for pocket potholders HERE, but I decided to go a with slightly different idea. What I love about starting with a potholder is, it's easy to sew around the seam that's already on the binding, you don't have to worry about sewing in a straight line! I think this is a fun idea especially as we're coming into yard sale season and jeans can be picked up easily. The button is totally optional:@)

Tip: If using purchased pot holders make sure you wash and dry them first in case they shrink.

37 comments:

  1. This is a very creative project! I love also that it's quick to finish - I get bored with long projects! I think those $ store pot holders could be embellished in lots of cute ways, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. That is so cute - how in the world did you ever even think of that? sandie

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  3. That is so cute. Love the addition of the daisy. It just makes pulling those home made cookies out of the oven that much more fun. Very cute blog. Stoppin by from Tuts and Tips. Blessigs! Wanda

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  4. What a cute idea! Around here my kids wear jeans until they are too beat up to give away - perfect.

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  5. Cute. I never can find potholders I like either.

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  6. What a cute idea, I love these pot holders!!! Such a fun project!

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  7. I like the idea. It would be a great way to come up with a masculine style pot holder for my son. You could stick your hand in the pocket too.

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    1. I so agree! The first thing I thought was guys would be comfortable with this too. Minus the daisy of course:@)

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  8. Very cute! Could see it as a utensil and napkin holder too, then they could take it home as a favor!

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  9. You are very creative Lynn! Too cute. xo Debbie

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  10. This is a great idea! The pot holder from our dollar store aren't very thick. This would take care of the problem and still look great.

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  11. What a great creative project. Great to have on hand for a little gift when you need one and so inexpensive.
    Mary

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  12. Adorable, what fun gifts these would make!

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  13. You are way too fun! I remember when you had "run out of ideas" for blogging and now you are posting constantly. I think I am in the run out of ideas state or the I am overwhelmed stage!

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  14. I happen to have a pair of jeans belonging to that husband of mine just pleading to be tossed in the trash. I need to remember to take off the pockets first. Very cute idea!

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  15. So cute, Lynn, and I love that the jeans pocket gets recycled. I have a whole tub of old jeans waiting to be used for something. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love your version!! What a great idea to simply add the pocket to a cheap pot holder! Thanks for the link back too!

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  17. I LOVE that you added the button! So cute!

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  18. Wonderful idea! I always want to buy pot holders, oven mitts etc. from the dollar store, but stop myself from doing so, since one can only use so many potholders. This would be a great excuse to buy some though! Lol.

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  19. What an absolutely wonderful idea!!!!
    I LOVE this!
    xo

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  20. Very clever, Lynn, an idea I just might have to copy.

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  21. What cute and different pot holders for a country kitchen! I love 'em!

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  22. That is so cute. I love jean material.

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  23. So neat, I just pinned this. xo Ginger

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  24. Now that is darn cute and so simple!! Thanks.

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  25. I love the denim pocket on the pot holder! Too cool!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-28.html

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  26. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  27. This is such an adorable idea, Lynn! We do so much outdoor cooking and something like this would be sturdy and cute at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

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