How To Make Oven Mitts

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Add some fun flair to your kitchen! Today on Happiest Camper, I am going to show you How To Make Oven Mitts! Every kitchen needs oven mitts. Not only will these help you hold and move hot dishes, but you can also make them match your kitchen decor. You could go all out and make some potholders in the same fabric to have a matched set for using them during the holidays. This simple sewing project only takes about an hour to make and is perfect for beginners who are ready to try something a little more involved. The included free printable pattern makes cutting out your different-sized fabric shapes quick and easy. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many of these. More often than not, the time I need one is when all of mine are in the laundry. These can be made inexpensively so you can make a few for yourself and some to give away as gifts. I used some cute print fabric I had bought to match my decor but you could use any fabric you want. The quilted pattern you sew into these makes these look great while holding your batting in place.

I plan on making several of these to replace my old and worn-out oven mitts. Gather up your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!

How To Make Oven Mitts

What You’ll Need:

oven mitt supplies

How To Make Oven Mitts

The first step in this how to make oven mitts sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and press your fabric This process helps preshrink your fabric for when you need to wash this oven mitt later, and pressing your fabric will help you get nice clean cuts and make it easier to mark up later in the tutorial. Once you have done that, you need to print and cut the pattern out on the outer line. Then fold your main fabric (flower in this case) so there are two layers. Pin the pattern on top and then use the pencil to trace around it.

Unpin the pattern while being careful not to move the fabric. Then repin the fabric so the two pieces stay together while you cut out around the traced line.

Repeat the same steps to cut out two batting pieces.

Now on this how to make oven mitts tutorial, use the scissors to cut on the next line of the pattern.

Do just as you did with the main (flower) fabric to cut out two pieces of fabric for your lining (black) and batting with the slightly smaller pattern.

You should now have 2 fabric pieces and 2 batting pieces of the larger pattern and 2 fabric and 2 batting of the smaller pattern.

Next on this how to make oven mitts tutorial, cut a piece of fabric from the flower print that is 2″ x 6″. Also, cut one that is 4″ x 18″. I find it is easier to do this with the rotary cutter.

Take a piece of the fabric and batting that is the same size and pin them together. Using the ruler, lay it across the fabric at an angle and draw a line with the fabric pencil. Then move the ruler up lining the edge with the last line and make another line. Keep doing this until the fabric is covered in lines. Then do the same thing working from the other corner making lines in the other direction.

Repeat that step until you have both pieces of fabric pinned to batting and covered in quilting lines.

Now you simply want to sew across each of those lines to make the quilting of the fabric and batting. This is the most time-consuming part of the sewing project.

Your pieces should look like this when you are done.

Next on this how to make oven mitts sewing tutorial, take the smaller piece of main (flower) fabric and fold along the long side so both sides touch in the middle. Then fold over again so those folds are on top of each other. Pin in place. You can iron if you like to make it lay flat.

Sew right down the center of that folded piece from one end to the other.

Lay the main fabric (flower) mitt pieces on top of each other with right sides touching. Then fold that little piece in half to make a little loop and pin it in between them about an inch and a half up from the bottom.

Pin everything together along the sides of the main fabric (flower) pieces.

Now on this how to make oven mitts tutorial, sew them together all the way around the edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance, making sure to leave the bottom part open where you would put your hand in. When you go over the area where the loop is, do a backstitch over it so it is nice and secure.

Use the scissors to trim off any extra fabric around the edge but make sure you do not cut into your seam.

The area where the thumb and hand meet, give it a little cut in the fabric so it can move more easily. Again, make sure you do not cut through your seam.

Turn the whole oven mitt right side out.

Pin and sew the lining fabric (black) together just as you did with the flowered one so that you have an inner mitt and an out mitt.

Leave the lining (black) mitt inside out. Place your hand inside the lining (black) mitt then insert it into the main fabric (flower) mitt.

Now on this how to make oven mitts tutorial, we will make some bias tape to cover the raw edges around the opening of the oven mitt. Fold the long piece of fabric just as you did with the small one. After you have it pinned down, this one works best if you do iron it so that it is nice and flat and stays folded without pins.

Pin the fabric piece over the raw edges of the mitt. You do this by opening that one fold and sliding it down right over the raw edge. When you get to the end, fold it inward so the raw edge can not be seen. If you have a lot extra you can trim off some before folding inward.

It should look like this when you are done pinning around.

For the last step in this how to make oven mitts tutorial, sew the fabric around the edge of the mitt using about 1/4 inch seam allowance. Just make sure you do not sew the mitt closed.

And that’s it! Now you know how to make oven mitts! This is a fun and simple sewing project that will be useful in your kitchen for years to come. This is a hardy oven mitt you can trust for all your baking cooking. The quilted pattern helps keep the layers of cotton batting in place and as a fun design. Make a few of these and give them away as gifts. They would make great house-warming gifts.

How to Make An Oven Mitt With Free Pattern

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How To Make Oven Mitts

Oven Mitt Create Card

Sew your own cute and functional oven mitt with this simple sewing tutorial. This is one project you'll use again and again.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Instructions

  1. Cut the pattern out on the outer line. Then fold the flower fabric so there are two layers. Pin the pattern on top and then use the pencil to trace around it.
  2. Unpin the pattern while being careful not to move the fabric. Then repin the fabric so the two pieces stay together while you cut out around the traced line.
  3. Repeat the same steps to cut out two batting pieces.
  4. Now use the scissors to cut on the next line of the pattern.
  5. Do just as you did with the flower fabric to cut out two pieces of the black fabric and batting with the slightly smaller pattern. 
  6. You should now have 2 fabric pieces and 2 batting pieces of the larger pattern and 2 fabric and 2 batting of the smaller pattern.
  7. Now using the rotary cutter, cut a piece of fabric from the flower print that is 2" x 6". Also, cut one that is 4" x 18".
  8. Take a piece of the fabric and batting that is the same size and pin them together.
  9. Using the ruler, lay it across the fabric at an angle and draw a line with the fabric pencil. Then move the ruler up lining the edge with the last line and make another line. Keep doing this until the fabric is covered in lines. Then do the same thing working from the other corner making lines in the other direction.
  10. Repeat that step until you have both pieces of fabric pinned to batting and covered in quilting lines.
  11. Now you simply want to sew across each of those lines to make the quilting of the fabric and batting. This is the most time-consuming part of the sewing project.
  12. Take the smaller piece of flower fabric and fold along the long side so both sides touch in the middle. Then fold over again so those folds are on top of each other. Pin in place. You can iron if you like to make it lay flat.
  13. Sew right down the center of that folded piece from one end to the other.
  14. Lay the flower mitt pieces on top of each other with right sides touching. Then fold that little piece in half to make a little loop and pin it in between them about an inch and a half up from the bottom.
  15. Pin everything together along the sides of the flower pieces.
  16. Using about 1/4 seam allowance sew them together all the way around the edge but leave the bottom part open where you would put your hand in. When you go over the area where the loop is, do a backstitch over it so it is nice and secure.
  17. Use the scissors to trim off any extra fabric around the edge but make sure you do not cut into your seam.
  18. The area where the thumb and hand meet, give it a little cut in the fabric so it can move more easily. Again, make sure you do not cut through your seam.
  19. Turn the whole thing right side out.
  20. Pin and sew the black mitt part together just as you did with the flowered one.
  21. This one we will leave inside out. Place your hand inside the black mitt then insert it into the flowered mitt.
  22. Fold the long piece of fabric just as you did with the small one. After you have it pinned down, this one works best if you do iron it so that it is nice and flat and stays folded without pins.
  23. Pin the fabric piece over the raw edges of the mitt. You do this by opening that one fold and sliding it down right over the raw edge.
  24. When you get to the end, fold it inward so the raw edge can not be seen. If you have a lot extra you can trim off some before folding inward.
  25. Using about 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew the fabric (homemade bias tape) around the edge of the mitt. Just make sure you do not sew the mitt closed.
  26. Enjoy your oven mitt!

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