Make your own oven mitt with this FREE downloadable pattern and step-by-step directions. Perfect gifts for moms, dads and grads – you can make oven mitts in any fabric design.
Key to making safe oven mitts is to use 100% cotton fabrics for the main fabric and lining, and include insulated batting as the first layer inside the oven mitt. If you use any fabric with nylon, rayon and/or polyester, the fabric might melt (not good!). And, the insulted batting helps keep the heat away from your hands much better than just a layer of cotton lining – but we like to add that, too, for added protection from the heat.
Have fun picking fabric designs for the recipient – from favorite sports team fabrics for an oven mitt for Dad to use while grilling, or college fabrics for the new grad, or a pretty print for mom to enjoy in the kitchen. You can switch up the quilting lines to whatever you’d like. The important part is to secure the three layers for the outside of the oven mitt together. And, the lining can be a fun fabric, too!
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Here is how to make an oven mitt:
What material should I use to make an oven mitt?
It is important to use 100% cotton for the outside and lining fabric. Fabrics with any synthetic fibers might melt from heat, and may cause burns on the hand.
What kind of batting should I use to make oven mitts?
It is best to use two layers of batting. One layer should be an insulated batting such as Insul-Bright batting and then a second layer of 100% cotton batting to help protect the hand from heat. Note: Insul-Bright and similar insulated battings are heat-resistant and not heat-proof. Do not use them inside a running microwave, as there is a metallic layer with this type of batting.
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