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February 26, 2014

oven mitts

DIYs are great - a mixture of hard work & personal touch. This oven mitt tutorial is perfect for gift-giving or for use around your own house! Either way, it's always a treat to make something cute & practical. 

You'll need a few supplies:

  • Cotton cover fabric (I made mine at Spoonflower - an awesome website where you can design your own fabric)
  • Cotton lining (in a complimentary color, of course!)
  • Insul-Bright insulated lining (can be found at the fabric/craft store)
  • Cotton batting (I'm using Warm & Natural, also at the fabric/craft store)
  • Bias tape
  • 4-5" of ribbon or thin bias tape (this will be used for the loop to hang your oven mitt)
  • Thread
  • A pattern (download mine below!) 

Side note about my fabric: The silhouettes on my fabric are based off the band Tegan & Sara (my girlfriend's favorite band). How personalized is that!

Okay, let's go!

Using your pattern, start by cutting two oven mitt shapes from each of your fabrics. If your fabric has a right- & wrong-side, cut one of the shapes in reverse, as seen below. 

Once you have two pattern shapes cut from each type of fabric, lay them out in the following way (you'll end up with two separate piles): 

Pin each pile together. 

Sew each piece around the edges with a zigzag stitch. 

Trim the excess fabric around the edges of the zigzag stitching.

Pin the bottom edge of your oven mitt pieces with the bias tape. This is where you'll pin your loop on too! 

Sew along your bias tape & loop with a straight stitch. Trim excess bias tape on the ends if there is any. 

Pin your two pieces together, lining side out on both. 

With a zigzag stitch, sew around all edges except for the cuff. Then trim off excess fabric. Turn your oven mitt inside out, & you're done!

What do you guys think? Have any of you used Spoonflower before for a practical & cute DIY?


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  1. So cute! Will definitely make!
    Thank you!
    p.s. love all your DIY's...great ideas!


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