Cute Pot Holder Zipper Pouch

Turn the crocheted potholder that your grandmother gave you into a cute zipper pouch.

| April 2018

  • crocheted pot holder pouch
    Use for carrying your phone and necessities.
    Photo by Jennifer Casa
  • heirlooms into modern essentials, update old crafts
    “Vintage Made Modern” by Jennifer Casa, is filled with a variety of project ideas to bring new life into vintage crafts.
    Courtesy of Roost Books

  • crocheted pot holder pouch
  • heirlooms into modern essentials, update old crafts

Vintage Made Modern: Transforming Timeworn Textiles into Treasured Heirlooms (Roost Books, 2014), by Jennifer Casa, is a great read for anyone looking to repurpose old heirlooms. Casa shares many new ideas with modern twists. Find this project in “Kitchen Linens.”

Oftentimes while thrifting or antiquing, you will come across unique crocheted pot holders. I marvel at the handwork that went into making each piece and frequently find them making their way into my shopping basket. In addition to using them as originally intended, you might feature their graphic shapes and pops of color as a decorative grouping in your home, as well as use them as charming accessories. Use a square pot holder to create the bag as shown, or choose two of your favorites to create a pretty little pouch to organize your bits and bobs in your everyday bag. You often can find these crocheted pot holders in interesting shapes. Consider making a smaller version of this pouch using two of your favorites with similar shapes and sizes!

Finished Measurements

5" × 10"

What You Need

• Vintage cotton crocheted pot holder: (1 piece) 10" × 10"

• Strong thread for hand-sewing in a complementary color (such as 100% cotton quilting thread)

• Fabric for the lining: (2 pieces) 5" × 10"



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