In our house, there are very few material items I would label precious or irreplaceable. I save those titles for the people who live here with me. :) I do like the things in my home, like our comfy couch, the rusted metal credenza, our bed and the electronic devices, but none of it brings on anxiety at the thought of it getting ruined or broken. If things do get spilled on, ripped, worn out or destroyed, I know there are other items to replace them.
That being said, a few years ago, after the passing of my paternal grandmother, I was gifted a small amount of money which I used towards buying a quality set of pots and pans and I adore them immensely. For years, I got along with cheap and second-hand versions. They worked just fine and they would have worked fine until whenever but I dreamed about nice cookware and thanks to the money gift, I was able to get them.
I did so much research on what to buy, where to buy, I watched for deals and sales, I read reviews and comments. And when they arrived in the mail, I made sure the whole house knew they needed to handle them with care. No abrasive scrubbing, no pretend play (they have real versions to play with in the play kitchen) and careful storage.
They are stored all stacked together because that is what storage we have. I layered in pieces of felt because I didn’t want them to scratch but the felt pieces needed an upgrade.
With a printable pattern, you can keep your pots and pans cozy too. Here’s how:
-felt (I used two colors but one works)
-pins, scissors, sewing machine
*No sewing machine? You could use fabric glue or hot glue to secure the layers.
Print out the pattern four times and cut out. Attach the tabs. A’s go with B’s.
Once the pattern is together, use it to trace around on the felt. The square portion is optional. If you want to incorporate it, fold the taped together pattern into fourths, so all the points are stacked on each other. Then cut on the red line on the front shape. Doing it this way will ensure a good square.
Then cut out the shape. I used pins to hold my felt together so I could cut them at the same time.
Sew them together. Use a straight stitch. Hand sew it! Try one of those cool stitches on the machine if your machine has ’em. And again, if you don’t have a machine, fabric glue or hot glue will work too.
Trim up the edges and they’re done! Stack up your pots and pans, knowing they are safe.