Free oven mitt pattern to download and print. This is an easy sewing project that makes a useful gift or brightens your own kitchen! You can make these kitchen mittens with any cute fabric and the sewing pattern is easy to follow.
Fill these cute oven mitts with cool gadgets, and give with a food mix or maybe even a matching apron for a great gift for someone that likes to cook!
Here are the Supplies You Need
- 1/4 Insul-Bright insulated lining
- 1/4 yard of fabric
- 1/4 yard fabric for lining
- extra wide double fold bias tape
- Oven Mitt Template (top)
- Oven Mitt Template (bottom)
How do I Make an Oven Mitt Heat Proof?
There is an insulated lining called Insul~Bright (affiliate link) that works great for this DIY oven mitt. Polyester fibers are needled through a reflective metalized polyester film. The material is breathable and won’t break down with washing. The polyester fibers resist conduction while the reflective metalized polyester film reflects radiant energy, hot and cold, back to its source. Insul~Bright is not recommended for microwave use.
How to Make an Oven MItt
Cut out your pieces or cut out 9X14 rectangles
I found it easiest to cut the fabric and linings into a rectangle 9 X14, sandwich them together and then machine stitch them together.
You can use any design. I just simply stitched straight lines. Once you are finished, cut out your pattern. Doing it this way allowed me to work quicker since I didn’t have to fuss with keeping all 3 pieces perfectly lined up while I stitched them together.
UpdateD Sewing method
Please visit this tutorial for an alternative way on how to sew oven mitts. This has become my favorite way to put the quilted oven mitts together and is I think the easiest method. Sewing around the template before cutting is key. Be sure to check it out.
Place the two quilted pieces right sides together.
You may place a fabric loop 2 inches up from the bottom in the side seam.
How to Make the Loop (optional)
I made loop by cutting a rectangle piece of fabric 3″ X 4″. Fold the piece in half lengthwise, press. Open up and fold each edge to the middle, press. Fold in half, press. Stitch along both sides. Fold the loop and place in between the mitt pieces close to the bottom. If you are using the alternative sewing method from above you will have to eyeball where it goes in between the layer.
Sew around mitt 1/4 inch from the edge. Trim and clip seams (especially between thumb and first finger). Sometimes I get a nicer look if I sew a really tight curve instead of pivoting between the thumb and first finger–it is a tricky spot. Zig zag, overcast, or cut the raw edges with pinking shears to finish seams.
Turn right side out and apply seam binding around the bottom edge to finish. My plan was to use the HO HO HO I used for the lining and make my own binding, however the words were upside down and said OH OH OH (not what I was going for). Next time I am thinking some trim would really make it extra special.
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Marnie, it can be tricky because it is a lot of fabric plus the interfacing. You can try making less of a curve around the thumb. Also, try notching the curves when you are trimming. Hope this helps.
I love how these turned out. My thumb area is much more bunched up than it looks like yours are, I tried trimming closer to the seams, but ultimately, overall, they’re still going to work great, and they are adorable!
This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks so much for this!
Super simple….this is a great idea for a homemade gift!