My previous life was filled with a hodge podge of inexpensive pots and pans. Some with lids, some with dents, some non-stick, others total stick, and a few that were even mysteriously splattered with traces of oil-based paint (no comment).
We turned them in recently, upgrading to a matching set of shiny new stainless pots and pans that we intend to own and use until the end of time. The thing about owning something so new, shiny-shiny, and hopefully long-lasting is that you want to take good care of it from Day 1. Because creative, simple storage is a must in our current kitchen, and because maximizing its utility fits right in with my 2014 resolutions, we decided it would be easiest to keep the new merchandise stacked in a cabinet (versus hanging from the ceiling, or stored in my dream system, which wouldn’t fit with our cabinets, insert very sad face). That’s why I decided it would be wise to create some felt cushions, pieces that can be used interchangeably to keep our pots and pans as comfortable as a wool sweater during a polar vortex.
Making these pan protectors was a pinch with the help of some store-bought felt, and my new all-time favorite product, Fabric Fusion. Hurray for no-sew!
Keep on reading to see how you can make them for yourself at home.