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This is a guide about making a potholder scissors pouch. A pretty or seasonal potholder is the first step in making a simple scissors pouch.
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Has anyone made a throw rug by sewing potholders together? I am going to make little ones for the pets to lay on. I am going to buy two at a time when they are on sale and see how long they last.
How hard can it be, they are already in squares? Has anyone out there done this before?
By Robyn from Hampton, TN
I guess your pets are small if potholders will work to make a throw rug. I have a large dog and I use an old queen size quilt folded in half for her lounging area.
If you want cheap throw rugs check out the ones made from strips of recycled material sold in dollar stores or WalMart type of stores - rag rugs. They are very inexpensive and each one looks different since they are made from scraps.
What a great idea! I'd check the local thrift stores for potholders. I think you're right, it should be as simple as sewing the squares together. The only problem I could foresee is that the seams could be really thick and I'm not sure trimming the excess would be a good idea because the filling would fall out. I think I'd baste them together so that the sides are right up against each other so it doesn't create bulk or bumps (which would be uncomfortable for a pet) then sew them with a zigzag stitch so it stays flat and makes it stronger. I hope you'll post pictures. What a great reuse idea.
I am making potholders with a square loom. I want to make place mats with them, but I do not know how to put the squares together. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
By Nancy B. from North Vernon, IN
I don't know about your sewing skills, so it helps if you have some! Just thread a large eyed needle with a matching or contrasting yarn color, lay the blocks side by side, and sew all the touching sides together by passing your yarn through adjacent loops. be sure to tie the yarn at each end when you are through.
Thank you for your suggestion. I don't sew very well, but I will sure try it.