How to Sew an Oven Mitt! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

How to Sew an Oven Mitt!

Are you looking for a fun DIY project that is also useful? Keep reading for all the details on how to sew an oven mitt!

Not only does making oven mitts of your own allow you to match them to your kitchen décor, but it is also a quick project you can make in a day. If you already have enough oven mitts, don’t worry. These make great gifts and housewarming presents, especially for those headed off on their own this fall!

Supplies

You’ll need a few things to get started including:

You’ll also want to print out and assemble your Free Oven Mitt Template while collecting your oven mitt supplies.

Print your copy at 100% scale for proper sizing to ensure that the 1″ guide square prints at 1″.

Instructions for Sewing Oven Mitt

You’ll start by making a quilt sandwich of the layers of your fabric cut to 22″ x 16″ with the lining on the bottom, the batting, the heat-resistant batting, and finally, your outside fabric. After that, you’ll quilt as desired.

Then lay your Oven Mitt Template on whichever side of your quilt sandwich is easiest to see and trace it with your marking pen. Move the template to the other half of the quilt sandwich and trace again. Make sure the outlines are facing different directions to mirror one another and not both facing the left or the right.

Cut along the lines you traced onto the quilt sandwich.

For this next step, you will need to make 2.5″ wide strips of bias binding. Bias binding is ideal as it will bend to adhere to the curved edge of the mitts. We followed the video below to make bias binding.

Now add binding to the bottom third of each oven mitt piece (approximately 4.5″ from the bottom edge). We used two 33″ strips to make our bias binding and attached it using a machine binding method.

Note: You can also add a fabric loop to hang your oven mitt during this step, but this is optional.

Next, place the right sides together (the lining fabric will face out). Use quilt clips to hold the upper two-thirds of the two pieces together, and sew a seam all around, starting and stopping about a half inch past the binding start on each side. We used a 2.2 stitch length and quarter-inch seam.

Be sure that the outside fabric is on the inside and that you are sewing on the lining fabric.

To reduce bulk, you may clip and trim the seam allowance of the raw edges like you see here, being careful not to clip into the seam. Then flip your oven mitt inside out.

That’s it. You’re all done and ready to get baking!

An oven mitt is just one of many uses for Lori Holt Heat Resistant batting! It would make a nice insulated lunch cooler or market tote, hot pads, or a bowl cozy.

If you want more DIY project inspiration, you can visit our tutorial page here on the blog to see more free tutorials. Fat Quarter Shop’s Pinterest and YouTube are full of tips, tricks, and video tutorials for all kinds of projects that you’ll enjoy making.

Share with #FQSOvenMitt

We hope you decide to make some Oven Mitts of your own, and if you do, be sure to share them with us on Facebook and Instagram using #FQSOvenMitt and tagging @fatquartershop so we can see and share your work!

Happy sewing!

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11 comments

  1. Do you have to use canvas fabric for the inside? Wouldn’t any cotton fabric work?

    1. Hi Renee!

      We chose to use the canvas to add some extra thickness and protection from heat but because you’re using the heat-resistant batting you could use any fabric you prefer.

    1. Hi Maria!

      We chose to use the canvas to add some extra thickness and protection from heat but because you’re using the heat-resistant batting you could use any fabric you prefer. The canvas is our suggestion for you because of the added thickness.

    1. Hi Jan!

      There are no printed instructions just the template. You can try printing the blog page, but it is the only place where you can find our directions for this tutorial.

      I hope this helps!