Hi all!!! Today’s post is yet another scrap buster project that is quick and easy!
I will show you how to make your own oven gloves, which you can use in the kitchen while making a delicious meal or gift it to someone if you already have a pair.
There are many free oven gloves patterns that you can download, I used a pattern from a book “The hand-stitched flower garden” by Yuki Sugashima….a little random you may think, but this year I wanted to learn hand embroidery and I purchased this little book, which I was told is great for a beginners like me. It includes 20 small projects that you can decorate with 45 beautiful floral designs and one of them includes a pattern for a oven gloves which is fantastic.
Once you find the pattern that you like, cut 2 pieces out of the main fabric, 2 pieces of a lining fabric and 2 pieces of a heat resistant fabric such as Insul-Bright ( I purchased a meter of the eBay few years ago, so had some leftovers) plus a 4 cm by 10 cm rectangle for a loop for each glove that you want to make. As expected this will get in contact with a heat so it is best here to avoid synthetic materials as they may melt under the high temperature. I went through my scrap basket and found a fat quarters of a cotton fabric in various colors.
If this is the first time you are using a heat resistant fabric the only thing you need to remember is that the silver and shiny side of the material is a side which will bounce heat back to it’s source protecting you from the temperature.
To start you place the wrong side of the main fabric on top of the shiny side of the heat resistant material and stitch it in place. I drew 1 inch squares as a guidelines and stitched it in place.
Next, make a loop and attach it to the side around 2-3 cm away from the top edge.
Place patterns of main fabric right sides together and stitch around with your allocated seam allowance.
Take lining pieces and with right sides together sew it around the edges in the same way as in previous step.
Trim the seam allowance to around 5-7mm and clip it close to the stitch line.
Turn only the main body to the right side and insert the lining matching the side seams together.
Pin it in place and sew it in place using a long straight or zigzag stitch, that will be covered later.
To finish the raw edge take a bias binding and starting at a side sew it all around following a creased line.
For a clean finish is best to start sewing the bias binding by folding the edge of a tape inside. This will stop any unravelling in the future.
Next, simply turn the bias binding over the raw edge and top stitch it.
And now it is time to enjoy your new oven gloves by making some cookies or cupcakes….at least this is what I want to do.
I have some more of that fabric left so decided to do a matching hot pot holders too. Coming next….
~have fun baking/cooking and let me know what you made~