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Oven Mitt Tutorial

Supplies for making your own oven mitt

cotton batting

1/4 yard cotton fabric

1/4 yard coordinating cotton fabric

Insul-Bright Insulated batting

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.

Oven Mitt Pattern Download – top

Oven Mitt Pattern Download – bottom

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.


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  1. Hello! I have a very beginner question about quilting. Do I need a separate foot for that or can I use the basic sewing foot that came with the machine to do the quilting part of this oven mitt? Thank you!

  2. This is sooooo cute! I just stumbled across your site and love it! Thanks for the info on how to make this. I’m putting it on my “to do” list!

  3. I never thought to use a wide binding.
    I think I’ll do a zigzag stitch around the edge after cutting.
    One batting and insul brite is enough for an ovenmitt?
    I like your approach. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi,
    I just made the oven mitt…..wow…I love it!! And it didn’t take that long either..tomorrow i’m going to make another one, so i’ll have a set..I cut both out today. Thankyou sooooo much for sharing this pattern with all of us….:)

  5. Hello
    Would you put the loop in the side seam when you sew the mitt together or put it on after the binding is done? Thank you

  6. I just went out to buy all the materials to do this and am really excited, I’m making it for my Grandma’s birthday with a double-hand oven mitt and pot holder all in coordinating fabrics as a little set. She loves baking and cooking! (Even at 75!)

    And thanks for mentioning about needing the cotton lining, I forgot it when I went to the store and was going to ask if the insul-brite is enough. I guess I’ll just be cutting tonight and going back tomorrow…oh well 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. I haven’t used any of these lining. I do know that using the insul-brite alone is not enough heat protection.

  8. You are right I did forget the loop! I didn’t realize until I was finished!

    You may place a fabric loop 2 inches up from the bottom in the side seam. Make a loop by cutting a rectangle 3″ X 4″. Fold piece in half lenghtways, press. Open up and fold each edge to the middle, press. Fold in half, press. Stitch along both edges.

  9. Have you ever used Flannel as a lining? Denim as a lining? I have heard of it being done. Is it a good idea and safe? Thank you.

  10. Very Please you updated the oven mitts pattern adding insul bright and batting and saying the order they go in. Thank you so much.

  11. The area between the thumb and first finger can be difficult. I pivot and re-enforce that area a couple of times. I then clip as close to the stitches as possible. I also clip going up the thumb and finger a bit.

    You can also stitch more of a curve in that area, re-enforce and clip.

    A little bunching is expected, but clipping should reduce it. If you check a store bought mitt you have at your home you might notice slight bunching in that area.

    I hope this helps.

  12. I’m having a hard time with the V between the thumb and fingers. Eveytime I turn it right side out you can see the stitches stretching and it’s a little bunched. Any suggestions?

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