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Shoulder pads are one of the things that I remove from the clothing I get as hand-me-downs or at the thrift shop. I've got nothing against them, I just have naturally large shoulders. (Thanks, Mum!) Here is how to make really cute and effective pot holders from shoulder pads.

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Total Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. To draw your pattern on your paper, draw an 8 inch line vertically then a 4 inch line horizontally in the middle of it. Draw ovals around to connect the cross.
  2. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - beginning of pattern
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - pattern drawn
  3. Cut out the pattern and put aside.
  4. Cut off the stitches from the shoulder pads and remove the outer casing.
  5. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - cut stitches off of the shoulder pad
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - remove outer fabric
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - padding material
  6. Use your pattern to cut the shoulder pad.
  7. Trace the pattern onto your fabric.
  8. Cut out the fabric a little larger than the pattern as you are going to fold the edges. Make two of these.
  9. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - cut fabric slightly larger than pattern
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - cut out two pieces of fabric
  10. Stack the two pieces of fabric, but with the pattern face down. Sew them together, leaving a 2 inch gap so you can turn it inside out after you place the shoulder pad in.
  11. Insert shoulder pad. Sew a tiny bit of it onto the fabric to keep it in place, then turn it inside out.
  12. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - insert shoulder pad and tack to keep in place
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - turn right side out
  13. Cut your paper pattern in half and make two half-sized versions of the one you just made.
  14. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - cut paper pattern in half and make two half sized versions of completed one
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - smaller version  fabric
  15. Fold the bottom part twice and sew.
  16. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - fold up along the bottom straight edge
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - fold up a second time
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - sew hem
  17. On these half-sized fabric pieces, use an iron and the pattern to fold edges as it will be easier to sew.
  18. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - On these half-sized fabric pieces, use an iron and the pattern to fold edges as it will be easier to sew.
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - ironing edges
  19. If you're using a sewing machine, put the mini fabrics onto the main fabric and use pins and some light hemming to secure them in place.
  20. Sew the mini fabrics onto the main fabric.
  21. Remove the place-holding stitches and pins.
  22. Your potholder is ready!
  23. Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - finished pot holder with finger pockets
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - hand inside pot holder
    Pot Holders from Shoulder Pads - using to hold pot

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August 5, 20200 found this helpful

My Mom was born in 1915 and growing up during the Depression, they didn't waste anything. I remember her making simple rectangular potholders with shoulder pads. As another person with square shoulders, I was so disappointed that by the time I wanted to make potholders, they were mostly made with foam!

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