Friday, January 17, 2014

Denim Sweetheart Potholders


If you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change.
~Wayne Dyer


Old jeans and jean skirts


are new again.


We needed new potholders,


(omitting steps 4 and 5),

I made some workhorses


with old denim girls,


a happy kitchen towel,


and snippets of bias tape.



Looped and fabulously frayed,





sew very easy.




Thrifting Your Way featured these, too!


23 comments:

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I love your creativity. These are simply adorable ... and useful. Great combination.

Kelly_Deal said...

These are super cute Kelley! Great idea!

Kelley said...

Thanks, Dayle. And they're not too girly for Chef Dibble either. *wink*

Happy highways,
Kelley~

Kelley said...

Thanks, Kelly! I appreciate you dropping by!

Happy highways,
Kelley~

Debbie said...

These are adorable. I love that quote at the beginning too. I believe the same principle applies to more than just the tangible things too.

Kelley said...

You're right, Debbie. Truer words there are not: If I'll change the way I look at it, it's funny, it changes too!

Just finished our second annual marriage retreat. Boy! Do I have a lot to yak about!

xo Heart = full xo

Happy highways,
Kelley~

Micupoftea said...

Hello :)
LOVE, love the way you finished (or did NOT finish) the outside edges. When I tried making these last year I had the worst time using bias tape around the curves....this is so much better. Nice post! Have a great week :)

Kelley said...

I hear ya, for sure. I didn't want to waste my time OR my bias tape on these-- the frayed edges are way cuter!

Thanks for stopping, and happy highways,
Kelley~

Annabel Smith said...

I love these! Brilliant and charming. xx ps I replied to your questions about the embroidery... hope you saw that. Love Annabel.x

Kelley said...

Thanks, Annabel!

I'll go check out your responses! Appreciate it.

Happy highways,
Kelley~

Susan (Denim Do Over) said...

Thanks, Kelley for letting me feature your fab potholders! Love them! ♥

Kelley said...

And thank you, Susan, for your hospitality!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Kathleen O'Keefe said...

I love these! Made 3 today for Valentine presents. Will you let me know what the clips are that you used on the potholders in the photos? Thank you!!

Kelley said...

Hi, Kathleen! You are the sweetest thing to leave a comment.

And I wanna know if you'll be my Valentine... sew you can sew me things... sew you can sew me heart-shaped potholders... and other things... Sew I'll smile! *wink*

What sweet Valentine's gifts these will be! WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR PHOTOS!

Clips.
You asked about the clips, Kathleen. Do you mean all the loops I sewed at the points on the bottom of each heart?

Try watching Suzanne's demonstration at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsF-zodUk4
"Thread Belt Loop Demo"

The video is 3:50 minutes long. Instead of a belt-loop, I made the loops in the same manner for hanging my potholders.

Hope this helps, dear! Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Kathleen O'Keefe said...

Thank you, Kelley! Great video, and I will be making these loops! Yes, I'd sew love to be your valentine! :)

Kelley said...

Glad Suzanne's video helped you, Kathleen! Happy looping!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Gayle said...

Love the potholders, you are so creative, love you blog.

RobyGiup said...

Wonderful recycling idea, these potholders are not only useful but also very nice to display in the kitchen!

Kelley said...

You're right, and they were fun, too!

Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Kelley said...

Thanks for dropping by, Gayle!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a great idea to use old jeans to make your sweetheart potholders and the frayed edges really suit. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Kelley, I've featured your potholders today...

Kelley said...

Oh, wow! Thanks, Pam! Can't wait to see all the other features!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~