The other day I used my oven mitt to take a pan out of the oven and I got burned. There’s an area on the thumb part of my mitt that has been worn down and no longer has the insulating material on it. Clearly it was time to make an new oven mitt and I’m sharing my oven mitt pattern and tutorial with you.
AND tomorrow I’m hoping to have a Youtube video of this tutorial up, so be sure to look for that post.
To make your own oven mitt here’s what you will need:
- free printable oven mitt pattern
- Insulbrite insulating batting
- woven cotton fabric for the outside of the mitt
- woven cotton fabric for the inside lining of the mitt
Step 1: Wash, dry, and iron your cotton fabric. Then print out the oven mitt pattern. When printed correctly the mitt should measure about 9.5 inches from top to bottom. For each layer you will need to cut out 2 of the mitt pattern BUT you need to cut one with the thumb going to the left and one with the thumb going to the right. Cut out 2 from the batting, outside fabric, and lining fabric.
Step 2: You’re going to make the stack of pieces that make the outside of the oven mitt. First lay down 1 layer of the insulated batting. Then lay one of the outside fabric pieces on top of it, with the right side up. Next add the other outside fabric piece on top, this time with the right side down. Then add the other batting piece on top. Pin these all together.
Step 3: Sew around the edge of the mitt, sewing about 1/2 inch from the edge but leave the bottom open. Then trim the edges close to the seam and cut notches into the curve between the main part and the thumb. Turn it right side out.
Step 4: Pin the two pieces of the lining together with the right sides together. Sew 1/2 inch from the edge, but leave an opening of a couple inches on one side of the mitt.
Step 5: Put the outside part of the mitt inside the lining. Pin and sew around the area where you put your hand in. Keep in mind that you need this to be an opening for your hand so don’t sew it shut- just sew the lining to the outside of the mitt. This is a little bit difficult so be careful to keep the front and back of the mitt separate when sewing.
Step 6: Pull the outside part of the mitt through the hole in the lining in order to turn it right side out. Then sew the hole in the lining shut.
Step 7: Push the lining into the inside of the oven mitt. Pin and sew around the bottom opening, sewing about 1/4 inch from the edge.
And you’re done!
Now go bake some cookies! Or roast some vegetables. Whatever floats your boat.