Yes dear readers, you can indeed make pot holders on a simple pot holder loom using loops made from recycled tights! And with winter around the corner, so I'm quite sure that many of you will have some tights that could be used for crafting as opposed to tossing them! A while back we made pot holders from t-shirt sleeves, which also works quite well, though the loops from the tights are much easier to work with.
The results are such that there's a black face and a white face, and one could certainly make a face on both sides, though we left the back blank.
- recycled tights, black and white
- stuffing, one can use the top part of the tights
- needle and sturdy thread
- little bells, optional
- pot holder loops or thick yarn for the details
- Cut the legs of your tights into loops, about 1 inch wide, though experiment to see what works the best according to the thickness of the tights you're using. Loops, meaning simply cut across the width of the tights, which results in loops, got it?
- Weave a potholder with the loom set up according to the photo at the bottom of the post here.
- Remove potholder from loom and add face details. I cut open some purchased pot holder loops and used a crochet hook to weave them into the potholder in the design desired. You could also use thick yarn and a needle
- Fold pot holder in half on the diagonal and start sewing it closed, part way through, place small bells in the ears and stuff, before closing completely.
- Give to your favorite baby or cat, or use as a fun little ornament, maybe hung at the end of a cord with beads knotted on the cord and a little bell underneath the cat?
- Now you'll never look at a pair of tights in the same way again, and runs and holes won't be so very frustrating! Crafting really can change your outlook on life, enjoy.
And to give credit where credit is due, the idea for making a cat from a pot holder made from store bought pot holder loops came from the booklet that came with our loom, manufactured by Provo Crafts.