more pot holders

A month ago while at my parent’s house I found a stack of items, headed to the Goodwill. Sitting on top was this crazy clown costume that my grandma had made for my grandpa, back in the 60’s. Can you honestly imagine a 6’2″, grown-man wearing that? Let’s hope it was for Halloween. Here’s the front and the back:
My siblings and I have fun memories of that costume and other crazy things in our Granner’s “dress-up” box. So when I saw it in the give-away pile, I had to snag it. I asked my mom if that was fine and her question was, “what are you going to do with it?”
In the words of Ferris…..The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?”
And so, for my sister’s birthday, I made more pot holders/hotpads……whatever they should be called. Created from the clown costume fabric, they have fun sentiment.

This one feels 80s geometric. On the back I used gray corduroy and just topstitched with crazy zigzags all over the place. Reminds me of a spiderweb:
And you may remember this fabric from the itsy bitsy Giveaway a while back. Thankfully there’s still more left! You’ll see it pop up from time to time:
I ran out of batting for the inside so I used two layers of thick felt for the center. I haven’t tried them out yet though. So we’ll see if my sister burns her hand. Let’s uh, hope for the best!

For more info on making these, see my other post HERE.

  1. 1) Noelle Page

    I am new at sewing and used some of your tutorials to help me with making blankets and burp cloths for my 12th grandchild. Dana you’re a true find ā¤. So far everyone has loved what I’ve made. Ty so much, I couldn’t have done it without you. You’re helpful, funny, easy to watch and engageing. You keep posting cause we will all be watching.

    • 2) Dana

      Aww What a sweet comment. Thank you Noelle! šŸ™‚
      Have fun with your sewing adventure!

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