Oven Mitt




Introduction: Oven Mitt

About: I love to sew!

Right handed or left handed? Never-mind!
This oven mitt fits both! One at a time of course...

This item helps humans handle hot things in and out of the oven, protecting their delicate flesh from burns.

It is easy to hang in handy close to the over and it will look good in anyone's kitchen, including yours, your moms or your sweetheart. Keep it close by when grilling your favorite barbecue.
Get it from Etsy following this link: Everywear Etsy Shop

Or make your own, following this instructable.

Step 1: Read the List of Tools Required

Sewing machine



Measuring tape or ruler

Pencil or marker

Step 2: Read the List of Materials Needed

Sewing thread suitable for the sewing machine

Wider ribbon or bias tape 46cm (18 inch)

Quilted fabric, heat resistant (cotton) 50x50cm (20x20 inch)

Step 3: Read These Silly Safety Notes

Please be careful with the scissors, needles and sewing machine.

The cut and pierce, but are made for fabric not human flesh.

Also, the mitt will only offer protection for handling hot objects for short times, to get them in and out of the over, it will not resist fire itself.

It will only protect the part inside the mitt, not the whole you.

Step 4: Pattern Description and Measurements

A. The mitt's outside.
Length 31cm (12inch) / width at base 18cm (7inch) / width at finger line 16cm (6inch)

B. The mitt's underside.
Length 27cm (11inch) / width at base 18cm (7inch) / width at finger line 16cm (6inch)

C. The mitt's middle center.
Length 22cm (9inch) / width at finger line 16cm (6inch)

Step 5: Cutting Out

5.1. Cut out the pattern pieces. It does not include seam allowances, so if you trace the pattern onto the fabric, you will sew exactly on the drawn line.

5.2. Place the pattern over the fabric.
Measure from the straight lateral edge, to the pattern's straight grain line.
The pattern piece is correctly placed when there is the same distance from the fabric edge to the straight grain line, at both ends of the line.
Remember to leave at least 1.5cm (1/2inch) around each pattern piece for the seam allowances.
Having an even seam allowance all over eliminates the need of tracing over the fabric.

5.3. Pin down the pattern pieces to the fabric.

5.4. Cut out the fabric pieces (one for each pattern piece).

Step 6: Tracing Marks Onto the Fabric

6.1. Insert a pin under each mark, to help transfer the marks from the pattern to the fabric.

6.2. Turn the fabric wrong side up and draw the mark.

6.3. Take all your pins out.

6.4. Fold the pattern, write in a corner what it is and place it in your storage with the other patterns for later reuse.

Step 7: Assemble and Sew Center Piece

7.1. Place together the middle part of the mitt with the upper side of the mitt, so that the right sides facing each other.

7.2. Pin down on marks 1.

7.3. Pin again on marks 3, on each edge.

7.4. Sew the upper side and middle together, around from mark 3 until the other mark 3.

Step 8: Attach the Center of Mitt to Underside

8.1. Fold the thinner part of the center layer upward.

8.2. Place the underside of the mitt over, right side facing down.

8.3. Pin it at marks 2 and then 3.

8.4. Fold the other sewn part downward to make room for sewing.

8.5. Sew slowly around from mark 3 to the other mark 3 on the other edge.
Be careful around marks 3 as the fabric is thick.
Help the machine out by hand turning the wheel.

Step 9: Attach Hanger Loop

9.1. Cut a piece of ribbon about 5cm (2inch) long.

9.2. Fold it in two, wrong sides facing.

9.3. Place the ribbon over the ribbon placing mark, in between the mitt's sides, with the loop towards the mitt's interior, and the raw edges aligned with the raw edges of the mitt.

The ribbon loop will help you hang the mitt close to the oven.

Step 10: Sew the Lateral Edges

10.1. Sew the lateral edges of the mitt, from marks 3 downward, one by one.

10.2. Turn the mitt inside out to check the seams close to marks 3.
Re-enforce seams if needed.

10.3. Turn it back with wrong side facing upward.

Step 11: Finish the Edge With Ribbon

11.1. Place the ribbon facing down under the machine foot, then place the wrong side of the mitt over the ribbon, aligning the mitt's raw edge with the center of the ribbon.

11.2. Sew around.

11.3. Fold the ribbon in two so that it encloses the raw edge.
You can iron the fold at this point so that it stays put.

11.4. Sew close to the edge of the ribbon, from the right side of the fabric, all around.

11.5. Instead of ribbon you can use a bias tape.

And now you have your own oven mitt, display it in the kitchen and tell everyone you made it!
Or buy it from me ;)

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    8 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Love your pattern. Having a hard time making pattern, wondering if there is a print out of the pattern? Thank you B.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I have not scanned this pattern...sorry


    12 years ago on Introduction

    I am terrible at drawing. Are there downloadable pattern pieces that I could print out?


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I wish... you can just draw around your hand, doesn't have to be perfect :)


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    The inner piece you can make a little shorter and the top part of the middle piece is the same as the top part of the outer piece. The bottom half of the middle piece you can overlap over the top part of the inner piece and trace over it. I'll try and find those pattern pieces and see if I can scan then.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    How should I trace around my hand? The outside piece seems easy, but the other two pieces are confusing.


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Very useful! I love the fact that it fits both hands! Your pictures are just perfect.