I wanted to have an "easier-to-handle" pot holder when cooking with cast iron. I thought the pan should have it's own "mitten" and I wouldn't have to look for a pot holder all the time. Hence this instructable.
Step 1: Make Templates/Patterns From Cardboard and Cloth
Referring to the attached photos, cut cardboard and cloth as shown. The cardboard consists of two "body" pieces, and spacer pieces as shown. The cloth is simply cut a little smaller as it will be stretched over the cardboard body. This material is a "spandex", or elastic- like cloth that stretches quite a bit.