Tutorial Oven Mitt – found in a box of gifted fabrics

Posted by on September 26, 2012 in gift, patterns, printable, sewing, tutorial | 10 comments

Gingercake Oven MittAbout a year ago my mother in law, Trish, gave me a box of fabrics and other sewing odds and ends.  Among the goodies was this hand drawn paper oven mitt pattern.  It looked so easy!  I was excited to share it here on the blog and this week I finally sat down to make it.  It literally takes about 1/2 an hour. I suppose you could fancy it up with patchwork and more elaborate quilting and let it take you a whole hour if you would like!

Begin by printing out the pattern pieces, cutting them out and taping the 2 halves together.

Download Oven Mitt Pattern Piece

Follow instructions on the pattern piece to cut out your fabric and batting pieces on the fold.  Make sure you cut the interior fabric 1" longer than the others to make the hem in the last step.

Oven Mitt Pattern Pieces
Follow the instructions on the pictures.  Click on the horizontal pictures to make larger if needed.  The vertical pictures are larger than the horizontal on the blog!

Oven Mitt Exterior Folded

Oven Mitt Exterior

Oven mItt Lining

Oven Mitt Hem

Oven Mitt Finished

I made some pot holders to match.  I was out of piping so I didn't make my piped pot holders but took the time to do the traditional binding style instead.  Not bad!  I make these things and promise to keep them for myself but now that the set is finished, I think my mother in law deserves the gift, don't you?  

Gingercake Potholders & Mitt
Trish does not claim creadit for making the mitt pattern and doesn't know where it came from.  By default she is getting the credit!  Thank you Granny T (that's what the kids call her!).  Hope you find the time to make some for yourself or as presents to friends and family!  



  1. That is YUMMY fabric, and I really like how the raw edge are bound on that mitt! That’s a lovely set 🙂

    I just printed off a bat stuffy pattern – I want to try to “whip it up” to add to a gift package I need to mail tomorrow 🙂 I hope my bat turns out as pretty as your gift set for your MIL!

  2. Very pretty oven mitt and potholders. A person always needs them.

  3. How fun! Thanks. Great fabrics.

  4. Nice! She could use a fresh mitt in her kitchen. The fabric is great.

  5. Thank you soo much for this great tutorial!! Trish xo

  6. these are great! What a great idea to do the bottom fold. Makes it simple! How do you do your graphics too? I love the pictures with your text. Any help sources you had with that would be great!

  7. Very cool.

  8. Just got my new sewing machine & this is exactly what I need to make
    Thanks for sharing

  9. How cute. Do you allow pictures from your site to be pinned on pinterest? shuttermom77@gmail.com

  10. An idea…you could sew each separately then insert the lining..wrong sides together. Thus no undone seam on the inside. Fold up lining and finish the bottom the same way

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