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How to sew kitchen mittens, DIY, tutorial, free sewing pattern

Sew with me oven mitts – tutorial + free pattern

I’ve seen many tutorials for oven mitts on the Internet but the vast majority leave visible seams inside. Surely it’s a faster way, but I like when my sewn things are finished nicely. So today I’ll show you how to sew these gloves in a little different way ๐Ÿ™‚

You will need:

  • outer fabric – I used thicker cotton fabric
  • lining – I used lighter cotton fabric
  • filling – mine was cotton bathing 300 g/m2
  • bias tape – you can do it yourself
  • magnets (optional) – personally I keep gloves stuck on a fridge ๐Ÿ™‚
Download the sewing pattern

Sewing steps

This tutorial covers sewing one mitt, so if you want a set of 2 pcs. – make all the steps twice ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Cut the pattern piece out from the folded outer fabric and the lining (so that the pieces are mirrored). Cut the pattern piece out without seam allowances (see the picture below) from the folded filling.

2. Quilt (sew together) the lining pieces with the filing. It’s easier to have the fabric facing a presser foot, and the filling toward feed dogs.
3. Make a pocket for the magnet, by joining the outer fabric piece with the lining (the pocket will be only on one side of the mitt). If you don’t need magnets in your mitts, skip this step.
4. Place the second piece of the lining underneath (right sides together), then place the second piece of the outer fabric on top of the pieces (the outer fabric pieces also right sides together).
5. Fold a piece of bias tape in half, and sew it along the edge. Trim the strip to a desired length (mine was 10-11 cm / 4 in), form a loop, and place it between outer fabric pieces.
6. Sew around all the layers together, then trim the seam allowances and clip the space between the thumb and the rest of the mitt – be careful not to cut through the stitching.
7. Turn the mitt right side out and iron it. Even the top of the mitt, if needed.
8. Measure the width of the unfolded bias tape and mark it. Wrap the bias tape around the edge of the mitt – the bias tape should overlap precisely by the previously measured value.
9. Press the ends of the bias tape. Place the ends at the right angle with right sides together. Sew the tape diagonally, then trim the seam allowances.
10. Press the seam allowances open, press the edges of the bias tape again. 11. Insert the magnet into the pocket of the mitt.
12. Sew the bias tape to the edge of the mitt with a chosen method.

Because my sewing machine doesn’t have a free arm, I turned the mitt to the wrong side and placed the bias tape inside. After sewing it I wrapped it around the edge, and sewed the other side by hand.

The mitts are finished, I hope that you didn’t have any problems sewing them. Show off what you’ve made – I’m really curious ๐Ÿ™‚

This is how mine look like:

Download the sewing pattern

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