Workday Wednesday

I've had an idea rattling around in my head for a while. Make oven mitts! Nothing revolutionary, just oven mitts. However, I only have one in my kitchen (and I refused to buy more thinking I could make some!), the food encrusted one pictured below. Needs a wash. Soooo, I took a pattern off it by tracing around it on a piece of craft paper.

The main reason I was finally motivated to make these is some of the men in my life are getting them for Christmas.
I used the pattern and cut out 8 pieces for each mitt. 2 of exterior fabric, 2 of lining fabric and 4 of quilt batting for the lining.
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I pinned them all together and quilted them, put the exteriors facing one another, sewed around the outside, turned it right side out and then used a bit of bias tape to finish off the bottom.
 Easy peasy!
 I also added a tag on the bottom (I got mine at Namemaker).
Three cheers for quick Christmas gifts! What have you been making lately? Any craft Christmas items? Do tell. Teresa

8 comments:

Tami C said...

Looks great Teresa!! If I get some time, I'll be making some myself. I've been making Christmas table runners for family. Sewing the binding now.

AdinB said...

I am with you. I always say I am making these and not buy at the store because I feel guilty spending that much money on something I know I can make. I guess it is also time to make some for my own. I love how yours turned out. Love it!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Tami, let me know if you make some!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Aww, thanks Adin! I hope you make some, let me know how they turn out. Probably MUCH cuter than the store ones anyway!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What great oven mitts (love that fabric you used)! Thanks for sharing.

Instead of a gift bag or box to 'wra'p our sons and son-in-law's Christmas checks, we're using silicone oven mitts this year. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make any with all the other handmade gifts I was working on.

Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

MissesStitches said...

I like these! Good job, Teresa, for making up your own pattern. Now a question--did you wash the original kit?!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Terry--

Great idea! I love that! I may have to use that in the future. :)

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Misses Stitches, yes washed it today, it's in the dryer now! :)