First of all I am happy to be back in Spain. We have sunshine and mild temperatures for this time of the year. And imagine, in 2 weeks time we are already in 2012.
Anyway, back to the tutorial. Photo of the finished oven mitts :
Materials – quantity for a pair of oven mitts:
- 4x pieces of decoration fabric, size 9,5″ x 10″ (I have opted for solid orange and a chilli pepper pattern fabric)
- 4x Insul-Bright from the Warm Company or any other heat-resistant batting, size 9,5″ x 10″
- 4x 100% cotton batting, size 9,5″ x 10
- 4x cotton muslin or other cotton fabric for backing, size 9,5″ x 10″
- approx. 1 yard ½ inch (1.27 cm) double fold bias tape for binding and hanging loops
- coordinating cotton thread for sewing and quilting
Oven mitt pattern – see the proximate size on the cutting board:
Press and cut all fabrics and batting.
Making a sandwich: place first the backing fabric, wrong side up. Next cotton batting, than heat-resistant batting (check instructions from producer, which side up), finally the decoration fabric.
Baste the layers together and choose color of the quilting thread :
Check once more the size and think about the quilting pattern.
I have opted for vertical (on the chilli fabric) and horizontal (orange) lines :
Square both sandwiches, orange and chilli fabric facing each other on the inside and mark the oven mitt pattern. Bast all layers together :
Sew around the marked line, on the thumb side leave approx. 4″ open (no seam yet), trim both mitts.
Now take the bias tape and start at the thumb side, where the seam is still open. Fold it and make with it a binding around the mitt. Forgot to make pics – silly me!!
Cut approx 6″ of the bias tape, fold and sew together to make a hanging loop. Pin the loop on the inside of the mitt and finish sewing the still open seam on the thumb side.
Turn around – you have made it !!