Oven Mitt Tutorial

If you've been around since the end of June you may have seen the oven mitt I made for my friend's wedding present. I really liked it and I finally found a little time, energy and a fabric to make one for myself. I've had my eye on this fabric for a good amount of time now. It finally went on sale for $1.95 a yard so I bought what was left. So lets get started.

What you need:
fat quarter of fabric
thermal batting (make sure you get this, regular batting won't work)
fat quarter of lining (this can be from your outside fabric or a different fabric to become reversible)
matching thread
complementing double fold bias tape

  • First print the pattern (follow the link to print)
  • line your fabrics up folded and on top of each other 

  • pin the pattern to your fabric and cut around creating 2 fabric and 2 batting
  • pin and cut 2 lining
  • place your lining facing each other
  • place your batting on the outside of your lining, creating a sandwich
  • pin and sew using a 5/8ths seam allowance
  • pin your fabric facing each other and pin
  • sew using a 5/8ths seam allowance
  • clip your curves making sure not to cut past the stitches

  • turn your fabric right side out and place over your batting and line

  • turn your oven mitt inside out and unfold your bias tape, fold over end and pin to the edge of your mitt following the pre-folded line

  • sew following the pre-folded line
  • fold bias tape over edge and pin
  • sew to secure bias tape
  • turn oven mitt right side out and marvel at your work!

    Hope this was helpful and if you get a chance to make one I'd love to see your pictures. I'll be setting up a flickr group dedicated to WillowWould Projects feel free to join and contribute.


    1. These are lovely. My son is finishing his kitchen and these would make a nice celebratory gift. Do you know the manufacturer of the print fabric? The print reminds me of acrylic prints by an artist who paints similar birds. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.

      1. I got the fabric from Hancock Fabrics I think it is still there

    2. I was trying to print the pattern, only way I could was to join this club for $8.99 for a 24 hour period to as many projects in a day. What's up with this??????

      1. right click the image and choose save image as, If you want to trace your hand instead to guarantee it's fit. make sure you make it big enough to get your hand in and out of. There is no stretch to the fabric.

    3. I can't get the 'link' to come up to print the pattern. Any suggestions?

      1. right click the image and choose save images as. I would recommend adding some extra seam allowance even to the pattern because it can be a bit snug.

    4. use your hand and trace around and add seam allowance...free

    5. Go to any Joann Fabric store for your fat quarter and insul-bright. When you buy your insul-bright, there will be paper instructions and pattern for a oven glove/mitt like this one that comes along with purchase of insul-bright.