Oven mitts with velcro straps

Posted on 7:24 pm

I’ve needed some new oven mitts for a while but just hadn’t picked up any. Then one day when I was snowed in I whipped these up.
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I used my current oven mitt as a pattern. I layed it on poster board & traced so now I have that pattern for next time.
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Then cut it out. I folded my fabric over then cut my pattern pieces that way they are mirror images of each other. Cut 2 of these for 2 oven mitts. You will have 4 total hand pieces. Then cut the same amount in fusible fleece. I used the heavy weight iron on.

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Once all the pieces are cut out iron on each fleece to each mitt piece.

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After ironing put the right sides of the fabric together and sew all the way around the over mitt except for where you hand goes in.
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Once all sewn up turn right side out & iron your mitt.
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Then to finish the opening I zig zag stitched to keep them from fraying before I hem them. You could also use pinking sheers to do this part when you are cutting your pieces to save time later.

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Keep the fabric close so when it zigs it catches the edge of the fabric. Then fold the edge & top stitch. You could also use bias tape for this part too.

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Now for the velcro straps. You could easily do without these but if I had to chose my perfect oven mitt I would want to hang it on the oven door when not in use. You could also just make a basic loop. But here’s how I made mine. I make a tube of fabric depending how thick or thin you want your straps. Mine measured 1″wide x 4″ high. Stitch up the side & across the top. Then turn it right side out.
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Then sew on the velcro. I sewed the straps together before sewing on the mitt so I knew my velcro was going the right way. See the seam on the bottom. This way it fits nicely around a bar.
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Sew the straps where you just sewed that seam onto the inside of the oven mitt either side.
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I only used one layer of fusible fleece but you could use 2 or 3. You could also add a lining if you would like. If you use bias tape to finish the seem you could make the oven mitts reversible :)

One response to “Oven mitts with velcro straps”

  1. Ginger says:

    Thanks, now I know what to use the left over materials from my memory quilt for. Had not thought of something so handy and useful.

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