All you need is:
- A back pocket from a pair of jeans (I used men’s jeans so the pocket was bigger). Make sure to leave as much denim around the pocket as possible.
- A piece of fleece the same size as your back pocket piece. This acts as the insulator to prevent you from getting burned. I have used this potholder several times and have never been burned so I know the fleece works fine.
- A piece of fun fabric the same size
- Bias tape of your choice in color
- A sewing machine
Make sure all 3 pieces (the denim pocket, the fleece and the decorative fabric) are the same size. Remember that the decorative fabric should be facing the opposite way as it will be the back of your pot holder.
Line up your decorative/fleece piece with your denim piece (wrong sides together) and pin the bias tape around the edge, making sure it overlaps all of the pieces. Leave a tail on the end to make your loop.
Sew around the potholder making sure to catch the front and back of the bias tape as well as the denim piece and the decorative piece. When you get to the end, keep sewing until the end of the bias tape.