Friday, November 11, 2011

Pretty New Oven Mitts

I am in the middle of a luxurious 4-day weekend right now.  Yesterday my kids had off from school for parent-teacher conferences (and of course today is Veterans' Day), and I'm lucky enough to have a job where, if my kids are home from school, then I get to stay home, too.  Yesterday I spent the day doing big-time cleaning. This morning I spent it sewing.  Now we're watching the Wizard of Oz, with the smell of Creamy Tortellini Soup in the crock pot.  I could get used to this!  (Too bad we'll be ending the day with a 3-hour cheer practice...more on that later, my highs and lows on Sunday, I'll tell you all about it.)

Anyway, this morning I made a set of oven mitts for myself.  My old ones were narsty!  Not to mention, the "protective" lining had somehow come apart from the outside, so if I forgot to double up on hot pads before getting something out of the oven, I'd burn myself.  Nice, right?  Ugly and non-functional! And yet, they've been hanging in my kitchen for who-knows-how-long. 

Check out the newer, younger model(s):

I went to Joann's with the intention of buying some Waverly fabric - the same as I used in my friend's chair cushions - but I found this, and it was significantly less expensive, and I thought it was just adorable. 

I followed this tutorial.  It was really easy to put these together.  The one change I made was, I used a different fabric for the lining, not wanting to "waste" this cute fabric.  Does the lining look familiar?  ;) 

Next week, I'll be linking these up to the Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness.


  1. I can't sew but since you can, I have a great gift idea for you. I saw these in a store. Take an oven mitt - one of your beautiful handmade ones - and add a package of cookie mix. Tie a ribbon around it and you have a great gift. My addition is a decorative spatula I found at Dollar General. They're in the shape of a Christmas tree, snowflake, or gingerbread man.

  2. I loooove the fabric you used.. so pretty :)

  3. These turned out so great! Love them. I wouldn't want to waste the fabric either.

  4. I love the fabric. Very Cute!


  5. Way cute! Nice job!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!