A few days ago my twelve year old son was looking for something to do, and to my surprise asked me to take down the potholder loom that he spied on a very high shelf! As it turns out there was already a potholder in progress (the black and white one) on the loom that was made with loops from up-cycled clothing, so I finished that one off, and my son proceeded to make a potholder with the last of the store bought potholder loops that came with the loom. Of course, the store bought loops do result in a dense and crisp pot holder, though I do love the idea of using up-cycled clothing to make loops, and have done it with several items of clothing. And pot holder crafts are really the perfect little craft activity to take with you this summer, as they can be done in the car or at your destination, with no mess and no clean up!
Keep reading to find out which items of clothing I have used to make loops, as well as a link to a fun baby rattle project I made using a loomed potholder!