I just made an oven mitt or potholder last month, and just had time to post it today. This is my husband's favorite oven mitt to use than the long arm oven mitts. This project is so perfect for someone that is new to sewing and for those who have extra fabric scraps (like me) that you don't know what to do with.
If you'd like to make this project... let's get started! :)
You will need:
Use the CD as a base to make your ends perfectly symmetrical as shown. One long 8" oval will be the pattern for the main body, the 6" oval will be for the pockets. Cut out your pattern.
Cut the fabrics, batting and Insul-bright batting using your pattern.
2 pcs. of short oval fabric
2 pcs. of long oval fabric (Outer and Lining fabrics)
2 pcs. of short oval batting
1 pc. of long oval batting
1 pc. of long oval insul-bright batting
Grab all the long oval shapes;
1. Outer fabric right side down
2. Insul-Bright batting right side down (make sure the shiny part is facing right side down)
4. Lining fabric right side up
You can quilt them if you would like.
Set aside for later.
Now, get all the short oval shapes;
Fabric right side down, then put the batting on top of it, fold in half, and press. Do the same thing to the other oval shape.
This is optional. You can leave them like that without bias and top stitch each straight sides. But, I chose to put bias on each side to make it look prettier. :)
Get the long oval and put the two pockets on each end of the main body.
Pin them together and stitch about 1/4-inch all around the oval to secure.
Then, find the middle of the oval and stitch down straight. This way it wont separate the two fabrics when it's bent, but if you quilted the main body you don't have to do this.
The last thing you have to do is to attach the bias all around the main body and you are done. Yay! :)