I've been experimenting with using felted wool from an old blanket as a filling, along with a layer of Insul-brite, for kitchen oven mitts and pot holders. The first oven mitt was shown in an earlier post, and I was pleased with the results. The next two items are potholders, just finished tonight.
I must have cut from a portion of the felted wool that was thicker than the piece used in the oven mitt because these are a bit stiff at the moment. If they don't soften up a bit, they will end up being used as hot pads on the table or counter, and there are plenty of scraps around here to create more! These are thick enough that it was difficult to keep them completely straight in the sewing machine as I attempted to stitch the binding onto the front, not to mention that a 2-1/2 inch binding was really tight to turn and stitch onto the back. A 2-7/8 inch binding on the second one turned out a bit too large this time. Live and learn, and try again!
Here are the backs: