Put your sewing skills to good use by recycling old fabric to create a handy place for hot pots
Give old woolly jumpers and pairs of jeans a new lease of life by making them into practical potholders.
Simple to make, all you need to do for each one is:
1. Cut out a rectangle, at least 18x25cm, from a piece of 100% wool knit fabric (don’t use synthetics), then a slightly smaller one from denim and another smaller again from cotton fabric.
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2. Fray the edge of the denim, then machine stitch through the three layers on the four edges.
3. Cut out a back pocket from the jeans and sew on top along three sides, leaving the opening free.
4. Finish the knit fabric with blanket-stitch or sew a long running stitch all round using wool.
If you like this idea, we’ve got lots more easy craft projects to inspire you on the Country Homes & Interiors homepage.