Introduction: Make an Oven Mitt From Scraps
What you need for this:
Ideally a material similar to sheepskin - lined on the one side
Sewing machine/Needle and thread
Step 1: Get the Fabric
A year or so ago, I was given a sheepskin gilet that was too big for me. So I measured and trimmed the fabric so it would fit and quite a lot left over.
This fabric is ideal for an oven mitt because it is thick and already padded so there is no need to do that inner quilting that you find in oven mitts.
So try to find a fabric like this if you can because it makes this entire process WAAAAY easier.
This type of fabric also doesn't need a hem in it so it saves you a lot of time
Step 2: Turn It Inside Out and Measure It
Like I said, mind was originally from a garment so it actually already had a hem in it.
I flipped the fabric inside out and made sure to line up the hemmed side along one side of my hand
Then using a highlighter, I measured out the general "mitten"shape of the glove
Make sure that is it larger than your hand because you don't want to sew it and have it end up being small
Just by a few centimeters
Step 3: Cut It Out
As easy as that.
Cut it out and trim off any loose ends
Pull away any loose fibers because like I say, this doesn't need a hem but cutting will cause some pieces to fall off
Step 4: Sew It
I initially tried on my sewing machine but the fabric was a little to thick so I opted instead to do it by hand
Make sure your stitches are tight with double thread if you are going to do it by hand.
Step 5: Flip It Back
Once your sewing is done, you can flip it to be the right way around
Use your fingers to push out any bits that may need coaxing
And there you have it - a simple oven mitt
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