Way to Make an Oven Mitt


Oven mitt with your own hands is a great way to bring a little personality to your kitchen. In addition to being a useful accessory to help keep hot dishes, you can customize the oven mitt fabric to match the design of your kitchen. Thus, if you want to hang an oven mitt instead of storing it in a drawer, it will be in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment.

Cooking this oven mitt will take you only about an hour. And this is a great project for a confident beginner who uses basic sewing and quilting techniques. This is a wonderful project where you can practice your sewing skills. It can also be a great personalized gift, especially if you combine it with other kitchen accessories, such as a potholder or an apron.13 Free patterns for sewing in the kitchen

What you will need
Equipment / Tools

Sewing Machine
Walking foot
Tracing pen or pencil
Safety pins or spray for spreading
Sewing pins or clips
Pencil or Fabric grinder
Iron and ironing board


Cotton fabric, canvas or fabric for home decor outside (2 pieces, 10 by 13 inches each)
Cotton lining fabric (2 pieces, 10 by 13 inches each)
Insulated batting (2 pieces, measuring 10 by 13 inches each)
Double-width oblique tape
Suitable thread
Oven Mitt Pattern Template


Make a patchwork sandwich

Adding a few simple flaps to your oven mitt will help hold everything together, and also add a few nice details to the finished mitt. The easiest way to quilt is before you cut out the oven mitt shape.

First you will need to prepare your sandwich with a quilt. Here’s how to distribute the layers of fabric and batting:
Lining fabric right side down
Insulated batting with the shiny side up
Outer fabric right side up

Fasten all the layers together with safety pins or spread spray. Make sure everything is smooth, without wrinkles.

Then repeat this process to make a second patchwork sandwich for the other side of the potholders.

Quilt the layers

Put the quilt sandwiches in your sewing machine and quilt them both on the typewriter as desired. You can make your patchwork as simple or detailed as you like. We quilted a straight diagonal line, and then used a walking foot as a guide for quilting parallel lines. ​This is a classic quilt design that looks great in any kitchen.

You will get the best result if you start quilting from the middle of the fabric and move forward. Make sure that everything stays even while you are quilting. And don’t forget to take out the pins when you bump into them.

Trace your pattern

Take your two quilted pieces and fold them with the right sides to each other. Then put the oven mitt template (100% printed) on top of the fabric and outline it. Use a few safety pins or a basting spray to keep everything together while you outline and sew.

Sew patchwork sandwiches together

If you haven’t attached a walking leg to the sewing machine yet, you’ll want to do it now. These are thick layers, and your machine needs extra traction to stitch over them.

Sew oven mitts along the marked line of the template everywhere except the bottom line. It should remain open so that your hand can fit into the glove. Be sure to stitch the back at the beginning and at the end so that everything is securely held together. Turn as much as you need along the bends, moving slowly as you go through the turns.

Cut out the oven mitt

Remove the pins. Then cut out the sewn oven mitt, leaving a seam allowance of 1/4 inch and trying not to cut through the seams. You may want to add small clips to the seam allowance along the bends. This will keep everything nice and smooth once you flip it over.

Turn and press

Turn the oven mitt right side out, using a pencil or a cloth lathe, so that it completely turns over. Be patient and turn the glove over with your finger on each side. Press it down well with an iron to smooth out all the creases.

Make and attach a loop (optional)

If you want your oven mitt to hang, you can make a simple loop of oblique tape. Cut a 5-inch piece of oblique tape and fold it in half. Fasten the right sides together in one of the seams of the oven mitt, aligning the raw edges. Sew to attach.

Prepare the binding

Cut a 16-inch strip of oblique tape. Open the long raw edge of the binding and place it so that it covers the raw edge of the oven mitt. Start with a seam without a loop (if you made one).

Use pins or clips to secure the rest of the binding around the bottom of the oven mitt. When you get to the loop, be sure to put it together with the bottom of the potholders in the binding. When you’re done pinning, you’ll have an extra snap; just leave it on for now.

Attach your binding

Stitch at a distance of 1/4 inch from the top of the oblique tape along the entire circumference until you reach almost the end, starting with the reverse stitch. Be sure to sew the bottom of the oven mitt; do not sew the bottom of the mitt together. It’s going to be a little difficult, so take your time. If your sewing machine has a removable base, you may want to remove it so that it is more convenient for you to sew.

Stop sewing for about 2 inches before going back to where you started attaching the strapping. Cut off the extra oblique tape, leaving 1 inch extra to overlap where you started.

Open the short end of the oblique ribbon that you just cut. Fold the raw edge inside the binding, and then fold the binding up again. This will give you a beautiful finished edge. Fasten or pin it with a pin, if necessary.

Prepare the oven mitt

Finish sewing the binding, making sure that the finished short end covers the raw edge of the binding where you started. Stitch back to secure.

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