I saw on Instagram recently that someone had made hot pads out of old jeansand bias tape. Since I’d just blown the behind out of my favorite Levi’s, I decided to give it a go. Here’s my first attempt.
And the back.
Too small and too messy. But not one to give up easily, I decided to try again. But this time, I quilted the layers first. BTW, I used a product called Insulbrite for the batting. It is specifically made for hot pads and such. It is available at your local JoAnn’s.
I used some prefolded bias tape I had laying around, stitching it to the top first. This stuff is trickier to work with than I expected.
Then I pulled out a secret weapon. Well, not so secret, I suppose.
I used the glue to baste the edges to the back. Just a tiny bit of glue and a quick press of the iron will hold it in place.
Then I topstitched from the front close to the edge, creating the loop as I went.
The front looks much better than the back, but it’s good enough for me.
And I have enough left to make two more. These finish at about 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.
Will everyone be getting hot pads for a Christmas? Heck, no! But it was an interesting little diversion. I might do this again, but it would be easier to just make my own binding.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled quilting.
Have a great day!