Learn How to Sew a Ruffled Oven Mitt the Easy Way with the Help of the Cricut Maker.
As I was making dinner the other day the timer started to beep and I found myself frantically searching every drawer in my kitchen for an oven mitt. I came up empty handed and I knew I had exactly 34 seconds before the bottoms of my perfectly browned cookies began to burn.
In an act of desperation, I grabbed a stack of paper towels sitting to my right and quickly took the pan out without missing a beat. I may or may not have a few burnt fingers as a result of my hasty decision.
I figured it was time I made some new oven mitts since all of mine seem to have all disappeared. I’m guessing they are all hiding somewhere…probably the same place that socks go to hide.
I ran up to my sewing room after I put all the kids to bed, pulled up Cricut’sDesign Space and found the perfect sewing pattern from Simplicity to make a few Oven Mitts.
Are you ready to get started?
Oven Mitt Supply List
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut 12 x 24 Fabric Grip Mat
- Cricut Washable Fabric Pen
- 1/3 Yard Batting
- Ribbon * Optional
- Insul Bright
- 1 Yard of Cotton Fabric or a Stack of Fat Quarters
Oven Mitt Sewing Tutorial
Begin by preparing the Cricut Mats and fabric for the Maker to cut. If you have multiple mats you can prepare them all at the same time.
You should have 4 Cotton Oven Mitt patterns pieces, 2 Insulated Fleece pieces, 2 Batting pieces 2 long ruffle pieces and a small hook cut out. (We won’t be using the hook in this tutorial, so you can set it aside.)
Pin the lining, batting and the Insul Bright together.
Each Mitt should have three layers are this point. Sew around the outside of the Oven Mitt leaving the bottom unsewn.
How to Sew Over Mitt Ruffle
Fold the ruffle in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew along both short edges.
Flip the ruffle right side out so that the sewn edges are on the inside and press the seams with an iron.
Sew two lines of basting stitches (set your machine stitch length to 5) to gather the ruffle.
Pull on both strings and ruffle the fabric until it’s slightly smaller than the size of the the oven mitt.
Align the ruffle with the edge of the oven mitt and pin it in place so that the oven mitt extends 1/2″ beyond the ruffle on either side.
Sew the Oven Mitt lining and the main fabric together by placing the Oven Mitt with the ruffle on top of the lining fabrics and pin the straight edge together.
With a normal stitch length. Sew the Oven Mitts together along the straight seam at the top.
Use an Iron to press the seam flat and open up the Oven Mitts. They should resemble the photo below.
Lay the two Mitts on top of each other, with right sides together and sew around the entire Oven Mitt leaving a 2-3 inch opening for turning.
Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and ending of your seam because it will have extra stress on it as you turn the Oven Mitt right side out.
Turn the Oven Mitt right side out through the opening.
Push the lining side of the Oven Mitt into the main fabric. With an iron press the top of the Mitt with plenty of steam to get a nice flat seam allowance.
Now you have an adorable Oven Mitt! I love making this pattern for friends and family
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