oven mitt

Kids Kitchen Capers Oven Mitt

Once I saw this oven mitt pattern, I knew I had to replicate a mini version for my daughters! It is so adorable with the cherry fabric and quilting lines. I will admit there was a little frustration at turning a small version of this the right way in – especially the thumb! But with my trusty chopstick in hand (or Harry Potter wand as my daughter thinks it is) I got it done and was so pleased with how quick and easy this project was on my Singer 9100 Stylist. I was also able to find just about everything I needed in my scrap box.

Happy Sewing. 

Jo, comfortable sewer and crafter and mum to two adorable girls. 

Shopping List

  • 9” (23cm) x 6” (15cm) batting x 2

  • 9” (23cm) x 6” (15cm) insul-bright x 2 (not required if only for child’s play mitt)

  • 9” (23cm) x 6” (15cm) Main Fabric x 2 (outer pieces)

  • 9” (23cm) x 6” (15cm) lining fabric x 2

  • 46cm of 25mm bias binding

  • Co-ordinating threads

What to Cut

  1. Trace and cut the mitt pattern onto each wadding and fabric – folding right sides of the fabric together, ensuring you have a mirror image of each.

NOTE: if making a child’s mitt for play the insul-bright is not necessary. Never leave a child unsupervised near a real oven

 How to Assemble

TIP: if you want to applique or add decorative stitching to the main fabric do so now!

  1. Sandwich a lining fabric wrong side up, batting, Insul-Bright and the main fabric right side up.
  2. Repeat with the remainder fabric making sure it is a mirror image.
  3. Stitch each sandwich together using a straight stitch and a ¼ inch seam, ensuring you do not sew the wrist seams together! NOTE: In this version we chose to sew a straight stitch in a crosshatch pattern – if your machine has an Edge / Quilting Guide like the 9100 its easy!
  4. Place the two sandwiches together, right sides facing each other, and stitch the two together, finishing the raw edges with a zigzag or overlock stitch.
  5. Turn right side in. NOTE: if making the child’s glove keep your patience and a chopstick handy!
  6. Using the free arm on your machine, finish raw edge of the wrist by sewing bias binding around the edge. NOTE: the child’s mitt will most likely not fit your free arm, so turn the mitt upside down and sew the bias.

Remember, children should never be left unsupervised near a real oven!