Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oven Mitt How-To

There are definitely some exciting classes coming up for November, one of them being an oven mitt and matching apron. I thought I would show how to make a little oven mitt here.

Step 1: Cut out all the pattern pieces. You'll have a 2 pieces from a lining fabric, and 2 from an exterior fabric, plus 2 pieces of wool batting. I used regular cotton batting for the class sample, but you'd probably want wool so it'll be more heat proof.

Step 2: Make a 'sandwich' with the lining fabric, batting, and exterior fabric. Bind all 3 pieces together by quilting a free form spiral from the center out.

Step 3: Stitch along the outer edge of your mitt, leaving an opening for your hand. Clip around the edges and turn right side out.

Step 4: Using a 2 inch wide strip of the contrasting fabric, fold and iron to make a nice strip of binding. You can pin the binding along the raw edge of your mitt, or it you're brave (or lazy like me), you can hold and tuck as you sew. Use a remaining piece of binding for a little hanging loop, and attach at the opposite seam as your thumb.

That's it! Now you have a dandy oven mitt.

1 comment:

shares said...

i was just thinking about embellishing some dish towels with that same yellow birdy fabric! now you're making me want to make an oven mitt, too =D thanks for the fun pictures!