How to Make Oven Gloves

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Oven gloves, also known as oven gloves, are large, mitten-like hand coverings designed to protect the wearer from heat. They are a necessity when taking things out of the oven. Making your own oven gloves, whether you decide to make just one or a pair, is a sewing project that takes no longer than a single afternoon. The project doesn't require much sewing experience.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Lining fabric
  • Cotton batting sheet
  • Fabric
  • Double-fold bias tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

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  1. 1

    On the paper, trace a loose outline of your hand with your fingers together and your thumb out, leaving a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of extra space.

  2. 2

    Cut out this outline. This is the pattern for your mitt.

  3. 3

    Trace this pattern twice onto the batting, lining fabric and the main fabric for the mitt. Cut out the six forms.

  4. 4

    Take one each of the batting, lining and main fabric forms, and sandwich them: main fabric, batting and lining. Do the same with the remaining three forms.

  5. 5

    Sew a diamond pattern into each of the fabric, batting and lining sandwiches. Make the diamonds as large or small as your taste dictates. This creates the quilting on the glove.

  6. 6

    Sew the edges of one of the sandwiches together, using a zigzag stitch. Do the same for the other sandwich.

  7. 7

    Cut off a length of the double-fold bias tape, and fold it over the seam where the wrist opening will be. Sew the tape on the seam. Do the same with the other sandwich.

  8. 8

    Layer the two sandwiches on top of one another, lining out. Sew them together at the edge, skipping the wrist opening.

  9. 9

    Turn the glove inside-out--which will really be right-side-out--and you have your oven glove.

Tips and warnings

  • Use leftover yards of material, such as batting, by making extra sets of oven gloves for friends or family members at the same time you make your own.
  • Instead of bias tape, consider just using a strip of fabric.
  • Keep all the layers together as you sew the quilt pattern into the mitts.

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