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Mini Oven Mitt with Free Pattern!

Looking for a quick handmade holiday gift? Look no further! This mini oven mitt is filled with handmade love and a great project that will only take a few hours to complete! Pair it with some homemade cookies, or the ingredients for your recipient to make their own!

Last year I fell in love with a mini oven mitt that I got, and I really wanted to make some more, in a fun pattern of course! So I set out to create my own!

Here’s the pattern:

Here’s the tutorial:

You will need: Exterior Fabric, lining fabric (I recommend both being 100% cotton or linen), batting, printed PDF pattern, along with general sewing supplies, serger optional.

Batting Note: I used Warm & Natural Cotton Batting to keep my oven mitts 100% cotton. These are for light heat use. There are many options for batting, including terry cloth, and old jeans! For more heat protection, you can use also use Insulated Batting!

I’m sewing using the Janome AirThread2000D Serger, and Janome Memory Craft 15000

Print out the PDF pattern pieces. Print at 100% and measure the included 1” square to check pattern sizing. Cut out fabric pieces. If using patterned or striped fabric, cut two identical exterior pieces for matching sides. (TIP: I like to print or transfer my pattern pieces on cardstock to make it easier to trace out on fabric!)

Cut batting with fabric pieces on top (I find this fits the pieces better than cutting from the pattern piece)

Baste each piece to batting at 3/8”.

Trim only batting on each piece, close but not through stitching. This will give the pot holder a better shape when turning right side out.

Pin exteriors main and lining, wrong sides together. Repeat for center pieces.

Quilt linings to main pieces on your machine. With the plaid design of my fabric, I followed the natural lines in the fabric. You can quilt in many styles; square, diagonal, etc. I started in the center of each piece, backstitched, and continued. After quilting each piece, if you notice your fabric has stretched, trim with pattern piece.  (Optional: serge all raw edges. This can be done later, but it is much easier to serge now.)

TIP: Draw out your quilted design with a fabric marking tool and take your time quilting! Fabric can shift – but I find better results going slow and steady!

Using markings on pattern pieces, mark center points and side points. I use quilting pins at each point which is easier to see while sewing.

With mitt center piece right side up, lay one exterior mitt right side down matching top and side markings. (It’s ok if your lining doesn’t match up perfectly to your pieces, they will be hidden in the seam allowance.)

Stitch from side pin to side pin, reinforcing at each end. (3/8” seam allowance, following exterior fabric if lining isn’t perfectly matched)

Next we are making a hanging loop! Cut fabric piece 4.75” x 1.75” for oven mitt side loop. Fold long sides, wrong sides together and stitch 3/8”. Trim seam allowance and turn piece right side out. Press seam so it lays in the center of the loop. Topstitch both sides, and fold short edges right sides together. Baste.

Mark 1.5” up from bottom of second mitt exterior. Pin loop and baste.

Moving back to the sewn center mitt, pin side with loop to mitt center, sewing pin to pin. Be sure to keep extra fabric from other side out of the way while sewing.

With center mitt folded wrong sides together, and the two exterior ends free, stitch exterior mitt right sides together from pins to end. Be sure your stitching line backs up directly to your other sewn line. If you didn’t serge edges before, you can also serge here. Serge or zig zag bottom edge.

Turn mitt right sides out. Following original basting, fold bottom edge up 3/8” to wrong side. Stitch at ¼” seam allowance.

Finish mitt by removing any visible basting stitches.

And if you are looking for an extra quick gift, check out these reusable produce bags I made with the rest of my tablecloth!

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