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If you love the preciously printed fabric fat quarters by Missouri letterpress duo oneCANOEtwo, then get a taste of this delightful oven mitt DIY! The perfect complement to your cute kitchen, this essential cooking accessory only requires a few ingredients to finish its charming design.
Whether you’re a sewing novice or star seamstress, the recipe for this project is a cinch to complete! Just choose your favorite handmade print and put your skills to use!
The skinny on fat quarters!
The term “fat quarter” is borrowed from a quilting lovers’ lexicon and describes a piece of fabric that is one quarter of an entire yard (18 x 22 inches). Rather than a typical quarter cut (9 x 44 inches), the proportions of the fat quarter allow more versatility for quilt making and crafting purposes. Nowadays you can find tons of creative sewing patterns that are tailored for the size of a single fat quarter!
What you’ll need…
2 copies of this print-at-home sewing pattern
1/4 yard for outer fabric
1/4 yard for inner fabric
1/4 yard insulated batting
1 yard bias tape, or use scraps from other fabrics
1. Create a “sandwich” of your materials in the following order: inner fabric (good side facing out), batting, outer fabric (good side facing out).
2. Using your sewing machine, sew these layers together with the pattern of your choosing. We used the standard grid, but feel free to experiment with swirls, lettering, or whatever catches your eye. (One quick tip for quilting: if you’re doing a non-linear pattern, don’t put your feed dogs, those grabby things under the sewing foot, down. This will allow you to move the fabric in every direction to create your design. Also mind your stitching speed as you go to keep each detail uniform.)
3. Lay the patterns down on your new quilted fabric in such a way that you’ll have at least 1/2 inch all the way around each pattern piece. Don’t forget to flip one of the pieces over!
4. Use a pen or pencil to trace the silhouette of your oven mitt, before cutting out each shape with a pair of scissors or rotary tool.
5. With the outer designs facing each other, sew the mitt together everywhere but the bottom opening, allowing a 1/2 inch edge for the seam.
6. To make is easier to attach the edging, trim any excess fabric from the bottom edges.
7. Using your bias tape, cover up the raw edges and stitch the bias tape in place (see some handy tips on using bias tape).
8. Turn mitt right side out. Attach a small loop of sewn-together bias tape to one corner. Put the bias tape around the bottom of the mitt, pin in place if you like.
9. Stitch to complete.
10. Preheat the oven for a fresh batch of cookies!
Thanks for the tutorial, oneCANOEtwo!
Will you be trying this DIY?
Let’s do this for xmas!!
I’m normally pretty intimidated by sewing machines, but this does not frighten me. I actually have some cute printed fabrics I found when thrifting that I can use!
I’d like to give this a try; but the pattern link seems to have an error!
This tutorial looks great! We need new oven mitts, as two of our really old ones recently fell behind the oven, and I decided that they needed replaced, anyway…Only one problem: the link to the pattern isn’t working, but I guess I can always trace around my old filthy ones that I dug up from behind the stove.
Ece and Briar, don’t dismay, the link with the pattern appears to be working. Check it out at: http://static0.modcloth.com/images/assets/0001/8395/1canoe2_OvenMittTutorial.pdf. We hope you decide to try it out!
Perhaps it’s a problem with my browser, but I’m also having problems with the link. Safari is giving me an error message when trying to access the pattern pdf.
I am so inspired by this but where can I find uber cute fabric like this!?
This is going to be my first project with a sewing machine. Wish me luck
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