Crafts Made With Potholders

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 Fed from Hampton, TN


January 25, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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January 31, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I would lay the potholders side by side and ziz-zag them together on the machine with a heavier thread like quilting thread in the bobbin and top.

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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 Huntingtonn from North Vernon, IN


July 13, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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July 14, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for your suggestion. I don't sew very well, but I will sure try it.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

I have no idea how to crochet but have seen people use a crochet technique to do attaching ... Sorry I am not more help :-(

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December 14, 2016

This is a page about making a potholder scissors pouch. A pretty or seasonal potholder is the first step in making a simple scissors pouch.

Pot holder folded into triangle for scissors.

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