Easy Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Learn how to sew adorable oven mitts and pot holders with this easy-to-use pot holder and oven mitt sewing pattern and step-by-step tutorial!

My kitchen was in desperate need of some new hot pads and oven mitts. After sewing up a few I just had to share the tutorial and a free pattern so that you can add them to your kitchen as well.

Beginner-Friendly Pot Holder/Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of floral print and rainbow stripe oven mitts next to a rainbow felt Pom Pom garland, a small clear box sewing pins, and bolts of fabrics.

This download includes a professionally drafted oven mitt and pot holder pattern. The pot holder is 7” wide and features an opening along the center back to easily slide your hand inside to help protect it from burns.

Step-by-step detailed photos and detailed written instructions are also included. 

Pattern Includes:

Included in this pattern is a professionally drafted and graded color-coded pattern. Use the 1×1 inch printing guide to ensure accuracy and quickly put this pattern together with its no-trim pieces.

Step-by-step detailed photo and written instructions are also included.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of floral fabric, rainbow polka dot fabric, rotary cutter, fabric tape, rotary board, sewing pattern, iron, sewing pins, and rainbow felt Pom Pom garland.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

Supplies Needed for your Oven Mitt/Pot Holder Sewing Pattern:

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Step 1: Download Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Sewing Pattern

Download this oven mitt pattern and print it out.

I like to print off my pattern on cardstock so that it will last for multiples uses.

Download the pattern to your computer and print the pattern at 100% with no scaling.

Step 2: Cut out Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Pattern and Fabric

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a circle hot pad pattern resting on top of some floral fabric and being cut out with a pink rotary cutter on a blue rotary cutting board.

Cut 1 on fold in woven fabric (main)

Cut 1 on fold in woven fabric (lining)

Cut 1 on fold of Batting

Cut 1 on fold of Insul Bright

Cut on the dotted line on the pattern and cut out:

Cut 2 in woven fabric (main)

Cut 2 in woven fabric (lining)

Cut 2 in batting

Cut a 4” piece of bias tape for the hanger loop

Cut two 8″ pieces of bias tape

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of circular pieces of pink white, cream, and blue, white, yellow, green, and black fabric cut in half.

You will have 4 full circles and 6 half circles in total.

Make sure to iron fabric after cutting out.

Step 3: Pin Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Fabric Together

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of circular pieces of fabric cut in half and stacked together and resting next to a clear plastic box of sewing pins.

Layer the oven mitt, lining fabric (wrong side facing batting), batting, Insul Bright, main fabric (wrong side facing Insul Bright). Pin or Clip in place.

Layer each back piece by sandwiching the batting between both main and lining fabric. Make sure wrong sides of fabrics face the piece of batting. 

Pin in place.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of floral fabric oven mitts pinned together with fabric pins.

Take your 8″ long pieces of bias tape and sandwich one back side along the straight edge into the bias tape, encompassing all layers of fabric and batting. Pin in place. 

Repeat with the other back side.

Step 4: Sew Bias Tape On Oven Mitt & Pot Holder

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a floral print oven mitt pinned together with fabric pins being sewn on a sewing machine.

Sew along the edge of the bias tape using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Repeat with the other piece. 

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman holding a piece of turquoise fabric in a loop.

Sew the 6″ piece of bias tape closed. Fold in half and align the raw ends. Pin in place and sew along the edge with a basting stitch. Set Aside.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a floral fabric oven mitt resting next to some fabric scissors and fabric pins.

Place both back pieces lining sides facing the full circle. Make sure all lining sides are facing each other. Pin in place.

Use a basting stitch and baste the back pieces to the main circle. 

Trim 1/8″ to the basting stitch. Remove pins as you sew.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a floral fabric pot holder pinned together with fabric pins.

Place hanging loop perpendicular to the back opening of your oven mitt facing down to the center of the mitt. Baste in place using a 1/8″ seam allowance.

Sandwich the edges of the oven mitt into the bias tape. 

Slightly pull to keep the bias tape from bunching. Start pining in place. 

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman holding a piece of fabric.

When you meet back at the beginning of the bias tape, measure 1″ over and cut excess bias tape off. 

Match raw edges of bias tape right sides together and pin in place. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman touching a oven mitt.

Pin in place and sew the bias tape along the fold of the crease of the bias tape.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman ironing a iron kit with a pink iron.

Fold the bias tape over the edges and press the top of the oven mitt.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman pinning a oven mitt.

Fold hanging loop up away from the oven mitt and pin in place.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a floral fabric and rainbow stripe fabric oven mitts next to a pair of fabric scissors and rainbow felt Pom Pom garland.

Topstitch along the bias tape. Press for a professional finish.

Now you have an adorable oven mitt/pot holder. Wasn’t that easy? Now you can repeat this process and create one for friends and family!

Let me know how it turned out. Be sure to post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and tag me so I can see it!

Looking for another oven mitt project? Check out this ruffled oven mitt post HERE.

Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by popular US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy: Pinterest image of oven mitts next to a wooden bead garland.

Do you have any questions about this pot holder and oven mitt sewing pattern? Let me know in a comment below!

20 thoughts on “Easy Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Sewing Pattern and Tutorial”

    1. Look for the “File” option on the top left of your screen. From the drop-down menu, choose “Print”. On the print menu, you should be able to “Save as PDF” or select your printer. The down side of this is that your tutorial will be 20/21 pages long. If there is a more compact PDF available, I don’t know where it is.

  1. Love your patterns…..your face mask patterns for toddler to extra large adult was used by me many many times. Glued the patterns to cardboard and reused dozens of times. Because of my husband’s hearing aids and glasses, we changed the elastic on the top of the mask to two 12” lengths and used toggles we got from Amazon to fasten the two lengths to connect at the back of his head. This design was also the only one my son-‘in-law could wear comfortably.

    1. Kimberly Coffin

      Hi Joanne, thanks so much for using our face mask pattern! I’m glad to hear you were able to use it so many times and make adjustments so it worked better for your husband! 🙂

      1. Hi, My light weight knit shirts keep getting small sized holes on the lower right side, is there a way to fix them? I’ve tried fusible tape, but with multi holes it’s not working out well. The Old Navy are the worst. I tried a cloth glue also. I have more shirts to wear while cleaning and gardening than I do for wearing out in public.
        I used both your patterns for face masks last year and made over 350 masks for family, friends , strangers. My Scout grandson helped me sew over 100 masks (working on his Citizens in the Community-Merit Badge) and I sent them to the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Thanks for your help.

  2. Josephine Tankersley

    Could you please tell me why when I download the Oven Mitt and Pot Holders pattern all I got was the round pattern. There were no other patterns and no instructions. How can I get the pattern and instructions. Thank you

  3. loved making the easy oven mitt.
    It took 14 pages to print out. the ads did not print out. the ad left a lot of space. I am a fixed income and printing that many pages is expensive for me. Is there a way to condense the space so it would be so few pages.
    thank you
    Randina Bliss
    nanabliss@gmail.com

    1. Jessica Garrett

      The pattern is basically just a circle (half). The diameter is about 7 inches or so. I used a bowl from my kitchen to draw my own pattern.

  4. Thank you very much. These oven mitt & pot holder are so beautiful and easy to sew. The instructions are very clear and your fabrics are so lovely. I love it

  5. Hi Kim,
    Great pattern! I would like to find some of the clips you use in your tutorial. Do you sell them on your site? I looked but couldn’t find them.

    Thanks!
    Theresa

  6. Thanks for the free pattern! I made a pot holder tonight. What kind of batting did you use? Yours looked WAY more manageable than mine. I used the 100% cotton that I use for bowl holders that can go in the microwave. I had to use binder clips because pins weren’t long enough! Thanks also for the video. It was helpful when trying to figure out the binding ends.

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