This is my favorite saucepan:
Note the all metal handle, which makes it great if you want to also use it in the oven but also makes it hot whenever you use it on the stove.
This is the standard issue leather handle cover:
Poor, sad, plain little thing.
So I dressed up the handle with this little number:
A little bit of linen, some scraps, insulbrite, and binding are all my favorite pan needed!