DIY Oven Mitt … Anthropologie Style!

Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s Katie again from View From The Fridge, and I’m back today with an easy DIY project … a DIY Oven Mitt!

How to make a pipe trim Oven Mitt .

This oven mitt is actually inspired by one of my favorite stores … Anthropologie!  I’ve done several Anthropologie Knock Off projects in the past, but this week I’m participating in ‘Anthro Knock Off WEEK’ with four other very talented bloggers.  Each day (for 6 days), we’re each sharing a knock off project for a total of 30 projects this week!  

Yesterday, I shared a matching Anthro Knock Off Apron to this oven mitt over on my blog:

Anthro inspired Tea and Crumpets Apron

MATCHING APRON

 Today, I’m here sharing the simple tutorial to create this pipe trimmed hot pad holder!

SUPPLIES

STEPS

STEP 1:  CUT FABRIC (this step probably takes the longest of all …)

    • Out of Fabric:  Cut four 10″ diameter circles (or about 10″ … I used a small plate for a template)
      • Cut two of these circles in half (easiest to fold in half and cut along crease)
    • Out of Batting:  Cut three 10″ diameter circles
      • Cut ONE of these circles in half
    • Out of Insul-Bright:  Cut two 10″ diameter circles
      • Cut ONE of these circles in half
SEW AN OVEN MITT

FABRIC PIECES CUTFor the back piece of the Oven Mitt (the full circle), layer the circles as follows:

 STEP 2:  MAKE THREE FABRIC ‘SANDWICHES’

  • For the back of oven mitt (the full circle), layer in pieces from top to bottom in the following way:
    • Fabric, right side UP
    • batting
    • Insul-Bright
    • batting
    • Fabric, right side DOWN
OVEN MITT BACK SANDWICH

OVEN MITT BACK SANDWICH

  • For the two front pieces, layer from top to bottom in the following way:
    • Fabric piece right side UP
    • batting
    • Insul-Bright
    • Fabric piece right side DOWN
OVEN MITT FRONT SANDWICHES

OVEN MITT FRONT SANDWICHES 

STEP 3:  SEW EACH FABRIC SANDWICH TOGETHER ALONG OUTER EDGES

  • For the two front pieces (half circles), first cut 3/4″ – 1″ off the straight edge of the ‘sandwich’
  • Pin each sandwich together
  • Sew along all outer edges (~roughly 1/4″ seam allowance)
  • Trim excess fabric outside of seam
BACK PANEL 'SANDWICH' SEWN TOGETHER

BACK PANEL ‘SANDWICH’ SEWN TOGETHER (DO THIS TO THE FRONT TWO PANELS, TOO) THEN TRIM EDGES

STEP 4:  QUILT EACH PIECE

  • Quilt each piece by sewing diagonal lines across sandwich about 1.5″ apart .  You can be as exact as you like (with measured out lines) or as inexact as you like (eyeball where each line needs to be).  The ladder was my method of choice.
QUILT EACH PIECE BY SEWING DIAGONAL LINES ACROSS FACE (IN BOTH DIRECTIONS)

QUILT EACH PIECE BY SEWING DIAGONAL LINES ACROSS FACE (IN BOTH DIRECTIONS) 

STEP 5:  ADD BIAS TAPE TO STRAIGHT EDGES OF FRONT PIECES

  • I happily discovered that sewing double fold bias tape onto these pieces was incredibly easy!!  I followed this great tutorial from the Angry Chicken Blog (that name makes me laugh every time…).  She walks you through the process with an easy to follow video. 
  • Below are some pictures of the process:
OPEN UP BIAS TAPE AND SEW ALONG EDGE AS SHOWN

OPEN UP BIAS TAPE AND SEW ALONG EDGE AS SHOWN

FOLD THE BIAS TAPE OVER THE EDGE, PIN IN PLACE, THEN SEW ANOTHER SEAM RIGHT OVER THE TOP

FOLD THE BIAS TAPE OVER THE EDGE, PIN IN PLACE, THEN SEW ANOTHER SEAM RIGHT OVER THE TOP

STEP 6:  SEW ALL THREE PIECES TOGETHER

SEW FRONT PIECES TO BACK PIECE

SEW FRONT PIECES TO BACK PIECE

STEP 7:  SEW BIAS TAPE AROUND OUTER EDGE

  • Cut a short piece of the bias tape to create a loop at the top.  Pin the loop facing into the center of the mitt as shown
  • Carefully pin bias tape all around outer edge going right over your loop
  • Sew in place.
  • Fold bias tape over edge, fold loop UP
  • Sew around outer edge again
PIN LOOP AT TOP OF MITT, FACING INTO CENTER.  PIN BIAS TAPE AROUND OUTER EDGE

PIN LOOP AT TOP OF MITT, FACING INTO CENTER. PIN BIAS TAPE AROUND OUTER EDGE

SEW YOUR BIAS TAPE ON, TRIM ENDS OF LOOP

SEW YOUR BIAS TAPE ON, TRIM ENDS OF LOOP

FOLD BIAS TAPE OVER EDGE. FOLD LOOP UP, AND SEW AROUND OUTER EDGE

FOLD BIAS TAPE OVER EDGE. FOLD LOOP UP, AND SEW AROUND OUTER EDGE

 THAT’S IT … OVEN MITT = COMPLETE!!

So …. How do you think it compares to the Anthro version?

Anthropologie Inspired Oven Mitt

 

These oven mitts could be customized to any decor and would make a FANTASTIC Mother’s Day gift for a mom that loves to cook (or just loves cute things hanging around in her kitchen)!!  

Thanks again to Ang for having me here today!  I hope this inspired some creativity in you!  If you get a chance, I’d love for you to stop by, say ‘hello’, and see what other Anthro Knock Off Projects we’re up to this week.

Until next time …

Happy Crafting!

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Hello! I’m Katie from View From The Fridge where I blog about my latest craft, home, and kiddo projects (and some other random thoughts along the way). I am mom to two sweet little boys with another baby on the way … eta mid-May. I usually have half a dozen projects in the works at various stages (and in various places around the house). If you happen to stop by, I’m warning you there could be fabric strewn about and/or paint in our hair (dog included). We have a lot of big home projects going on right now, so 2014 should be a busy and {hopefully} productive year for us! Despite the name (View From The FRIDGE), I don’t cook or bake a whole lot. My husband is OBSESSED with health (to put it mildly), so from time to time I’ll share some of his concoctions. Anything from juice recipes, to cauliflower spaghetti, ‘healthy’ coffee, to the latest trends in vitamins/fitness/kids health might just make their way to my blog if I think they’re worthy of sharing.

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Comments

  1. 9

    says

    I need these plus they are seriously adorable! Great tutorial! Love your apron too!
    I would love for you to share your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST! Hope to see you tomorrow!

    ~ Ashley

  2. 13

    says

    These are gorgeous! I’ll definitely have to try these to improve my sewing skills. I love Anthro too, but it’s so expensive!

  3. 16

    says

    I love this so much! My oven mitts are getting ragged and worn — definitely time for some new ones, but I can never find just the right patterns to go with our aesthetic. You’ve inspired me to make my own!

    • 17

      says

      HI Marlynn! It really is simple and pretty quick to make your own. And … they work great (sort of key, I guess). Thanks for the comment! Have a great week!

  4. 20

    says

    Lovely! I’m not a gifted person when it comes to sewing bias tape. Yours is perfect! I love the fabric you used – so fun with the yellow trim. What a great knock-off!
    Blessings,
    Kim

    • 21

      says

      Thanks, Kim! I’m not gifted either … but this method was really easy!! Glad you like the knock off! It was so fun to make! Have a great week!
      XO,
      Katie

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