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DIY Oven Mitt

mitt finish


My oven mitts are getting pretty scary. I burned myself with one the other day, as the thumb portion is worn through. I could go out and buy one, but I have a bunch of scrap fabric, so why not just make a new oven mitt? I love strawberries, and always wanted a strawberry kitchen. I had leftover fabric with a strawberry print I used, and you might see me wearing a skirt with this fabric as well.

You will need:

Fabric. I used one color for the inside, and another with a pattern for the outside. Since I don’t know how big your oven mitt is, just lay down your mitt and you will need that much, times four.
1/4 yard of Insul-Bright (it’s an insulated lining) You will need a 50 percent coupon for this, since it’s $7.99 a yard (which means this will only cost you $1) Also, you will have leftovers to make something cute like this insulated water bottle carrier.

If you have an oven mitt pattern, that’s easier, but if not, grab an oven mitt from your kitchen. Doesn’t my old one look terrible? Lay your oven mitt on the fabric and trace with chalk. Do this once with the thumb facing left, and another time with the thumb facing right. Do the same with the second fabric, and Insul-Bright.

mitt chalkline


Sandwich the pieces together, one fabric, Insul-Bright, then second fabric. You will have two of these.

mitt front

Make sure you have the pieces pinned together. Now you will chalk some lines to quilt over. That’s right, you are about to quilt! I chose a fun wavy stitch on my machine. I drew straight angles, and sewed the wavy stitch over the lines.

mitt chalk


mitt quilting


mitt sidebyside

Now, put the sides together you would like to be the outside of your oven mitt, and pin. You can cut around the edges with pinking sheers, or zig zag the mitts together to keep the insides from fraying. I went with zig-zag. Also do this around opening of the mitt where you will be putting your hand.

mitt pic2

Sew rick-rack around the bottom to hide the stitches, and you are done!

mitt finish
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  • Nancy January 30, 2014, 4:47 PM

    Oh it turned out beautiful. What pretty fabric too.

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