Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oven Mitt Tutorial

Quick, fast and fun! 
They make a great gift or just put a few together for yourself. 

  • 1/2 yard insulated batting
  • 1/2 yard cotton fabric
  • Matching thread

1.  To create the pattern piece:

 You can, trace an oven mitt you already have and like the size of, then add 1/2" inch to the entire outside.
OR, if using Insul-Bright they have a template you can increase by 300% and use.
OR, you can do the following:

Put your hand on a piece of paper.

Trace around your fingers and thumb separately, giving about 1" of space from your hand and the outline.
Add an additional 1/4" allowance around the mitt outline.  
2.  Cut out your template.
3.  Cut out 4 pieces of the cotton fabric using the template, 2 right side up and 2 wrong side up.
Cut out 2 pieces of the insulated batting using the template. 
4. Lay one piece of right side up fabric on top of one piece of insulated batting.
Lay one piece of wrong side up fabric on top of one piece of insulated batting.
5.  Place pieces on top of one another, with right sides of fabric facing.  
6.  Pin. 
7.  Sew around the sides and top with a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave the opening for your hand un-stitched.
8.  Clip the seam at the V where the fingers and thumb divide.  Careful not to cut the stitches. 
9.  Turn right side out.  
10.  Take the remaining two fabric pieces and place right sides together.  
11.  Pin. 
12.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance along the top and sides, leaving the bottom un-stitched. 
13.  Clip the V seam here as well. 
14.  Place the fabric only mitt you just sewed together over the insulated one.  Fabric right sides together. 
15.  Sew around the opening with a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving an un-sewn 2" turning gap. 
 16.  Pull the entire mitt right side out through the opening.
17.  Then tuck the lining back inside the insulated mitt.  
18.  Edge stitch around the opening to finish. 
And there you go!
Again like the patchwork potholders, you can double up the insulated batting for a bit more heat protection!
You could put together some patchwork to cut out into mitts as well.  

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I love this one too! Thanks so much for sharing these great tutorials... think I need to go buy some more insulated batting!

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