Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quick 'Handmade' Oven Mitts

Today's project is a quicky! This Mother's day I gave my mom something on the practical side-- oven mitts. (I know, I know...I'll do better next year). I did want to at least jazz them up a bit; so I decided to switch out the binding with a print that matched her kitchen.
Customize an oven mitt with a few scraps and a spare 5 minutes! Tutorial by Make It Handmade
I started with really thick, wonderfully cushy oven mitts (affiliate link). I bought these off of amazon and was really impressed. You'll also need some single fold bias binding- store bought or handmade! This was a bit of binding that I had left from the Crinkle Quilt. You'll need roughly 4 times the width of one of the mitts, with about 4-5 inches extra for wiggle room.
Customize an oven mitt with a few scraps and a spare 5 minutes! Tutorial by Make It Handmade
I wanted to keep those handy hanging loops, so I started and stopped my binding right at the seam side seam of the mitt. Making sure to fold the short raw edge under, place the binding right sides together with the cuff of the mitt and sew.
Customize an oven mitt with a few scraps and a spare 5 minutes! Tutorial by Make It Handmade
Then it's just a matter of flipping the binding under and sewing it to the inside of the mitt. I hand sewed this portion using the magic stitch. Just a tip-- the mitt was too thick to turn inside out, so I just turned up the cuff to make it easier to sew.
Customize an oven mitt with a few scraps and a spare 5 minutes! Tutorial by Make It Handmade
And then you are done! The fun part about using a print for the binding is that it does make the whole mitt look unique and less store bought. My mom actually asked me if I made it! (I told her the truth-- don't worry!)
Customize an oven mitt with a few scraps and a spare 5 minutes! Tutorial by Make It Handmade

I have  the best mom in the world, so I'm ashamed to say that this little project was finished in 10 minutes on mother's day morning. (Mommy, next year, you'll be getting a gift certificate to the spa!) But since it's so quick and easy, it would make a wonderful gift for a house warming present --especially paired with a baked treat. Or you can just dress up your own worn out mitts! 

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