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
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.
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.
Supplies Needed for your Oven Mitt/Pot Holder Sewing Pattern:
- 1/3 Yard Woven Fabric for Main Fabric (I prefer 100% Cotton)
- 1/3 Yard Woven Fabric for Lining
- 1/3 Yard Batting
- 1/3 Yard Insul Bright
- Double Bias Tape
- Sewing Machine
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Tape Measure
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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
- 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
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
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.
Then, layer each back piece by sandwiching the batting between both the main and lining fabric. Make sure the wrong sides of the fabrics face the piece of batting.
Pin in place.
Next, take your 8" long pieces of bias tape and sandwich one backside 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
Sew along the edge of the bias tape using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Repeat with the other piece.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pin in place and sew the bias tape along the fold of the crease of the bias tape.
Fold the bias tape over the edges and press the top of the oven mitt.
Fold hanging loop up away from the oven mitt and pin in place.
Topstitch along the bias tape. Press for a professional finish.
Finished Oven Mitt/Pot Holder
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!
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