I saw this idea for a pot holder that fits over the handle of an iron pan. I didn't quite like the design so I spent a few weeks with it bumping around in my head trying to figure out my own design. I think I finally came up with something.
The first step was to make the pattern. I traced around the handle of one of my pans.
Then I added some extra width.
My first pattern wasn't big enough. I found I needed an extra inch and a half from the original size.
I had an old towel that I had previously cut up into washcloths, but there was still enough left to use as the lining/insulation. I cut the toweling about an inch shorter than the outside and sewed all four pieces (2 outside and 2 lining) together with the outside pieces in the middle right sides facing each other.
Then it was time to turn it right side out. Almost finished. You see the raw edge at the bottom?
I just tucked it up inside the holder. Maybe some day I'll sew it down but for now it works, and it was fast.
Nice, eh? I like things that are functional and pretty. Makes me smile. I made another one in an apple pattern.
Do you use iron pans? I have more than I need and love them. I also have an iron pot that we make our oatmeal in every morning. My husband found it at a flea market for $20. It's from a store that is no longer here in business in Canada. It makes a wonderful roast. I really love my iron pot and pans.