Materials Required :
Printed cotton - 1/4 yard
Solid cotton - 1/4 yard
Insul bright - 1/4 yard
Cotton batting - 1/4 yard
Step 1: If you already have an oven mitt , use that to make a pattern. I used a dollar tree oven mitt that I own to trace and make a pattern. You need two copy paper(8.5" X11") sheets to trace the pattern. Trace the outline of the oven mitt and add 1/2 inch seam allowance.(I added 1/4 inch while tracing pattern first time). Cut the pattern outline and use it cut the pieces of fabric for making oven mitt. You will need 2 pieces in printed cotton, solid cotton, insult bright and cotton batting. Also cut pieces for loop (2" X 5") and binding (2"X 18").
Step 2: Pin all the four layers together (printed cotton, insult bright, cotton batting & solid cotton) in the mentioned order. When I searched to find out which side of insult bright should be placed facing out I did not get an definite answer. So, I think the side doesn't matter. Once the layers are pinned together, make stitches with even intervals on both sides so that it creates squares. There is no rule for quilting . You can even make random stitches. The ultimate aim here is to combine all the layers together. Trim the edges if there is any unevenness.
Step 3: With right sides facing each other (Printed cotton sides), make a stitch with 1/4" seam allowance. Use zigzag stitch on the corners to secure the fraying edges leaving the top of the oven mitt open.
Step 4: Turn inside out.Fold 1/2 inch inside on both sides and fold that into half and Iron. Do this for the loop and also for the binding strip. Stitch to secure the fold and the loop is done. Fold and stitch one end of the binding strip. Start aligning the edge of the binding strip to the edge of the oven mitt and pin. Fold the loop into half and pin it by placing between the oven mitt and the binding strip on the side. Leave the remaining binding strip so that it slightly overlaps and cut the excess binding strip. Make a stitch to secure.
Step 5: Fold the binding strip to cover the edges and make a stitch to complete the oven mitt.
Hope you liked this simple tutorial. If you are new to sewing , this is one of the simplest project to try.Share what you think about this project in the comments below. What oven mitt do you own? Is it a gift you got from someone or stitched your own or planning to make one for you? As always I would love to hear from you.