Oven Mit (potholder)

I love the Oven Mit that Amy made over on The Idea Room a while ago – it’s been on my to-do list – here is hers, to the left.  When I whipped up my mom an apron and had a little leftover chicken fabric I thought, I should make a making oven mit.  I even bought the therma-fil (it’s like batting with a piece of foil in it – you use in things to insulate from the heat) and bias tape (but the wrong kind – more on that below).  But the project was still on the back burner – until today, when I wanted something quick and easy and Mother’s Day is a few days away – a potholder isn’t anything compared to the giant ceramic chicken my brother bought my mom, but oh well. 
So I downloaded the free pattern from The Idea Room and cut out all my pieces:
Then basted (that’s just sewing with big stitches) the batting to the right fabric:
Then sewed it together and cut close up to the seam to prepare for the bias tape:
But of course I then realized I bought single-fold bias tape; but to wrap around something, like an edge, you need double-fold.  When I’m rolling on a project I just want to keep going – so I sewed two pieces of single-fold together to make some makeshift double fold.  I’m not good at attaching bias tape – and this had a curve, even trickier – you can see where I messed up – oh well. (this happened in several spots – some are just off-camera)
So, in the end it was a quick project but I want to make another one – I know I can do a better job.  I think I would switch which fabrics I use – put the red dot under the chicken where the handles go.   And get the right kind of bias tape, and go slower around the edges so I don’t get wrinkles. Or maybe I’ll make a square shape or something.
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Comments

  1. says

    cute and i love that when you’re working on something you just keep going — sometimes improvising leads to even better results (-:

  2. says

    since this has been on a to do list and you finally got to it, you can put it under the “procrastination” category at the party. You may get more clicks being closer to the top?:) Its up to you..

  3. says

    Looks easy to sew. I just bought some mittens recently but my daughter does not like them. She said they are to big and not thick enough. I thought they were rather nice… Oh well. I will show this to her so maybe she would want to make some.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I came over here from Amy’s “AP Tuesday party”

  4. says

    Very cute! I will add this project to my future project tab on my blog! Thanks so much for linking to my party!
    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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