Thursday, July 7, 2011

Oven Mitt Project

On Monday, we went to a friend of mines home for a Fourth of July celebration.  We had a good time with friends and enjoyed all the food!  A storm did end up blowing through during the party which sent the kids inside but it was all good.

I found a tutorial on the The Idea Room blog that you can view HERE for these cute oven mitts.  I had some leftover fabric that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby and decide to give them a try.  My friend likes to cook so I thought this would be a good hostess gift for her (and she likes homemade things).


There is a link in the tutorial to a free pattern for the oven mitts.  My biggest struggle (as always) is getting it to print out right.  This is in no way a reflection of the author of the pattern but definitely the user on this end.  I ended up saving the file to my hard drive and then printing it out in landscape format at 100%.  When printed, it should fill up one full sheet of printer paper as stated in her tutorial. 

In my oven mitts, I took her revised recommendations and used one layer of polyester batting and two layers of Insulbright which is a product sold at sewing stores that helps keep cold things cold and hot things hot but it can also deflect the heat away from your hands.  To finish off my edges,  I used double folded biased tape instead of the ribbon she used. This would be a GREAT project to learn how to sew double folded bias tape to finish off edges if you have never done it before. 

If you are one of my students and would like to try this project to see how you like it, I am offering kits of the batting and Insulbright for $2. You will get enough batting and Insulbright to make two oven just supply the fabric and bias tape.  This is a great project to use up some of those nice scraps of fabric from past projects as well.  I plan on making up several more for myself and for gifts!

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