Heart Shaped Oven Mitt Pattern & Classic Oven Mitt


Sometimes it’s fun to sew up something that is small and handy and won’t take too long right? This is one of those projects. I’m giving you two options on this project-a Heart Shaped Oven Mitt Pattern or a Classic Oven Mitt Pattern. The heart is cute, but a little harder to make. The classic oven mitt is quick and easy and very handy! So take your pick! (This is one project option for February’s Sew Crazy Challenge.)

Heart Shaped Oven Mitt Pattern

Or here is the Classic Oven Mitt Tutorial:

Quick and Easy Oven Mitt Tutorial

These are great for your own home or they make a great gift!

Note: The Heart one looks easy. And for the most part it is-but I warn you that the bias tape can be a little tricky. The classic oven mitt is actually a much simpler project, so if you are looking for easy I suggest starting there and then moving on to the heart.

 

Heart Shaped Oven Mitt Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:

1/4 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics (you won’t use all of them-fabric scraps are perfect for this project)

1/4 yard of thermal interfacing (you should be able to find this in the interfacing section of your store)

1 pack of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape

Heart Shaped Oven Mitt Pattern

 

Instructions:

Cut out your pieces according to the instructions on the pattern.

Pin bias tape along the flat edges of the two small pieces and stitch it in place:Mittmaking

Grab your two heart shaped pieces of fabric and your interfacing. Place all of the layers together with the thermal interfacing in the middle and the fabric on either side of the interfacing with WRONG sides touching the interfacing and right sides facing out.

Then place your two small pieces on top so that they match up with the curve of the heart. Pin all of this in place and then zigzag around the edge all the way around to hold everything together:

Howtomakeaheartshapedovenmitt

Now, beginning at the top center of your heart begin pinning your bias tape all the way around. (If you are new to bias tape and need help, there’s a chapter in my ebook all about sewing on a bias, making your own bias tape and using bias tape.)

This is the tricky part of this project. Getting the bias tape around the curves can be tricky. Pin a lot and go slowly and carefully. At the bottom point you will need to take a small tuck to turn the corner. Then, when you reach the start point again, cut the bias tape about 1/2″ longer than you need and fold that part under and pin it: (In this picture you can see that I cut it longer but I haven’t pinned it with it folded under yet)

Heartovenmitt

Now sew all the way around. And that’s it! If you’re like me your lines on your bias tape don’t look perfect. Go easy on yourself. It’s hard to get it perfect.

Then you can stick your hand inside the flaps and use it perfectly to grab hot food. Heartmittinuse

 

Classic Oven Mitt Pattern:

Supplies Needed:

1/4 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics (you won’t use all of them-fabric scraps are perfect for this project)

1/4 yard of thermal interfacing (you should be able to find this in the interfacing section of your store)

1 pack of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape

Oven Mitt Pattern

 

Instructions:

Cut out your pieces according to the instructions on your pattern.

Place your main fabric pieces together with right sides touching:

Howtomakeanovenmitt

Then put a piece of interfacing on the top and one on the bottom of this:

Ovenmittpattern

Then place your inner fabric with right sides facing OUT on top of the interfacing-one piece on each side of the interfacing. So one on top, one on the bottom:

Mittpattern

You should now have a pile of 6 layers of fabric. The center should be your main fabric with right sides touching, followed by the interfacing and then the outer fabric with right sides facing out on the outsides.

Stitch all the way around. Once you have done this, trim off as much excess as you can. For example, see how my thumb here has a bunch of excess fabric? Trim all of that away:

Ovenmitttutorial

Then, clip several short cuts into the inside of the thumb. Go right up to the stitching but not through the stitching. This helps it turn rough side out better. Ovenmittsnip

Now, reach inside and grab the main fabric and turn it all right side out. Push out all the corners and get it nice and smooth (iron if necessary).

Then with your bias tape, pin it all the way around the bottom edge and stitch it on:

Bias

And that’s it!

They’re kind of pretty right?

Heartmitt

If you don’t already know about the Sew Crazy Challenge I hope you will join us! We’re having a ton of fun! Get all the details for February here and the details for the whole series here.

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Comments

  1. Colleen says

    Am I missing where the patterns are?? I’d really love to make these, but I’m not sure if I need to buy the patern or if I’m missing them somewhere here :-)

  2. Lisa says

    Just curious about the interfacing. Is it sold with the other interfacing and called thermal? My Joann’s tried to sell me ironing board covering material that was really thick and shiny gray. It didn’t look at all like the pictures above.

    • Yvonne Bohne says

      I bought it at Joanns today. It was with the “utility” fabric. I asked for thermal interfacing and when I told them I was making an oven mitt, they knew exactly what I was looking for.

    • Jen S. says

      I didn’t know much about interfacing so I asked the ladies at Hancock Fabrics. They said Thermolam (a thermal fleece type of interfacing) is used for these project as well as a thermal fleece that has silver threads in it (she said it was similar to Insul-bright). She also said she’s used 2 layers of 100% cotton batting before and it’s turned out nice and heat resistant.

  3. says

    I definitely need help with bias tape. I found this great tutorial on Dana Made It that explains how to do it the ‘correct way’ with out cheating. I am going to try really hard to follow these directions while making your heart hot pads!! Can’t wait to get home from traveling to try it.

  4. says

    I may have to make these! Also, I love love love your site’s name! Because I get it. I call them “fevers”, when I get a crazy idea for a little project, recipe or whatever, and I just have to try it out even if its something silly =) Too bad I can’t take good pictures like you do =)

  5. Susan Armstrong says

    I think the “thermal Interfacing ” that Amber is referring to is actually a fusible heat-resistant batting meant to protect you from heat. Google “thermal interfacing fabric”. Interfacing is a much thinner fabric used to provide body in garments (collars, cuffs, etc.) but it is much too thin to provide adequate heat protection in pot holders. One brand that I found online is called Insul-Bright & it sounds like it might be silver on at least one side – much like an ironing board cover.

    Instead of Insul-Bright or other similar products you could use 1-2 layers of 100% COTTON quilt batting. In fact, all of your fabrics should be 100% COTTON and NOT synthic or blended fabriscs. Most synthetic fabrics, especially polyester and nylon, will melt and stick to your skin causing serious burns. The whole point of a potholder is to avoid nasty burns!

    • says

      Thank you for the tips. What I used was an interfacing sold with the interfacing at Hobby Lobby. I am told that you can find it with the utility fabrics at Joann.

  6. Mary Jane Wetmore says

    When sewing the classic oven mitt, do I stitch all the way down to the bottom edge (the open part that the hand goes in)? Thank you!

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