After posting Nana’s christmas gift, I promised someone a tut. Here you are (click link at bottom)! I have provided templates for both a child-sized and adult-sized oven mitt. Trace as instructed on the template if you have preferences for fabric placement (for instance, I wanted the red fabric to be on “top”).
Materials Needed: 9″x12″ each fabric A&B, scraps of fabric C for trims, 1/4 yd lining fabric (cotton), and 1/4 yd batting (if making a play mitt, you can use what you have around the house for batting; if making a useable mitt, use 100% cotton or Insul Brite or both)
- Using a water-soluble marker, trace and cut the oven mitt pieces. You should have 6 pieces: the top and bottom (fabrics A&B), 2 pieces for batting, and 2 pieces for the inner lining.
- Layer the top fabric, a batting piece, and inner lining piece together (fig. a) and pin in place. Set your machine to its longest stitch and topstitch the three pieces together, staying close to the edge (1/4″ or so). Repeat with the second set of mitt pieces. Now you’re ready to quilt.
- Using your water-soluble marker and ruler, draw the design you’d like to quilt. You can do a traditional pattern, or something more Denyse Schmidt-inspired, as I have done (fig. b). I drew three intersecting lines lengthwise, and two lines crosswise. Do this with both top and bottom pieces. Sew along your marks. When finished, remove the markings by blotting with a damp sponge.
- Make the wrist trim: Cut two pieces of fabric C, each 2 1/2″x7″. With each piece, fold in half lengthwise and press. Fold raw sides into the center crease and press (fig. c).
- Fold trim over the raw bottom edge of each mitt piece (the “wrist”) and pin (fig. d). Topstitch closed.
- To make the tag, fold the long edges of a third piece of fabric (approx.2 1/2″x3 1/2″) into the center, slightly overlapping (fig. e). Press. Now fold in half crosswise and press.
- Sandwich the tag (raw edge of tag facing out) between the two mitt pieces, right sides facing. Pin in place (fig. f). Stitch a 3/8″ seam all around. Trim the edges. Turn inside out. Done!