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Oven Mitt Tutorial
Supplies for making your own oven mitt
1/4 yard cotton fabric
1/4 yard coordinating cotton fabric
Directions for making a quilted oven mitt
Cut 2 each 9″ X 15″ rectangles of the cotton fabrics, cotton batting, and Insul-brite
Sandwich cotton fabric (lining) right side facing down, Insul-Brite, cotton batting, cotton fabric (0utside) right side facing up.
Sew together in stitching pattern of your choice. I made diagonal lines about an inch apart.
Repeat for other set of rectangles.
Download oven mitt pattern top and bottom. Print patterns and tape pieces together.
Stack the two quilted pieces on top of each other, right sides together.
Place pattern on top and draw around the pattern. This is the stitching line.
Stitch. I reinforce the thumb area so I can trim and make a slit right up to the stitching line.
Cut. Clip curves where necessary.
Turn right side out.
Cut a contrasting piece of fabric 7″ X 15″ for the band. Iron piece in half lengthwise, then open and bring edges to the center and press again.
Line edge of binding up with bottom edge of the oven mitt, right sides together. Turn edge up and being sewing in the first ironed crease.
Stitch all the way around, folding end over when finished.
Fold binding down.
Fold in the other half of the binding. Stitch all the way around in the ditch between the two fabrics, making sure to catch the binding on the inside.
Stitch along the place where the binding overlaps with one straight stitch, or whip stitch it closed by hand.