If you're a paper crafter only and you don't want to read about my sewing endeavors then stop right now. ;) I'll be back tomorrow with more paper craftiness, I promise!
However, if you're like me and you dabble a little (or a lot!) with sewing and quilting, then I have a share for you today! Several weeks ago I created this double oven mitt and shared it on my Instagram acount. (p.s. If you want to see what I'm up to on a daily basis or what I'm creating, etc. you can follow me HERE.) I got so many questions asking about what pattern or tutorial I used that I thought I would share all the information about it here today plus how I modified the tutorial to work for me. ;)
If you are a sewing/quilting novice like me and want to learn more I highly, highly recommend taking an online Craftsy quilting class. These are the two I've taken and just like paper crafting classes and videos, the tips and tricks of the trade you pick up are invaluable and the projects are so fun! Plus, I completely adore these two gals' fabric collections with Moda Fabrics. Both completely different and unique from one another in style but totally yummy fabrics that make my heart happy!
Now, onto the Double Oven Mitt sewing!
I used a combination of THIS tutorial and THIS one. Why two, you ask? This is what happened. I originally used the tutorial from Shellys Sewing Shrapnel Blog for my original double oven mitt that met it's demise rather unfortunately. And when I went to make a new one I couldn't find the tutorial again. I had forgot to bookmark it! Duh!
So.... after much searching I found this tutorial on the She Can Quilt Blog.
I printed my patterns (I actually liked the sizing on the She Can Quilt tutorial a bit better anyway) and set to cutting my fabric. What I didn't like: having to piece together the long fabric strips to make them long enough. So, I didn't do that step. Instead I used a larger cut of fabric and cut all one piece, eliminating the need to piece together anything. Remember, that this is YOUR project and you can create it any way you want to! ;)
The other thing I didn't like was that the pockets were unlined and not quilted. So.... by making a few minor adjustments and following the tutorial on Shellys Sewing Shrapnel I made quilted pockets for my oven mitt.
Here are the dimensions I used for cutting my fabric:
- 34" x 11" of your feature fabric
- 34” x 11” piece of backing fabric
- 4x - 9" x 8" pieces for pockets
- 30” x 10” piece of low loft cotton batting (I used a scrap of Warm & White Batting)
- 30” x 10” piece of Insul-Bright (insulated batting)
- 2x - 9" x 8" piece of Insul-Bright (insulated batting)
- 2x - 9" x 8" piece of low loft cotton batting (I used scraps of Warm & White Batting)
- At least 70” bias binding (2 1/4" or 2 1/2" wide)
- Freezer paper
- Printed template
My fabric choices:
- Bonnie & Camille Marmalade Collection Leaf Stripe (binding)
- Fig Tree Quilts Avalon Collection Rogin's Egg Floral (feature fabric & pockets)
- Fig Tree Quilts Avalon Collection Candy Apple Red Polka Dot (backing fabric)
I've got a couple of other finished quilts that I'll be sharing this October. One's a throw that's been finished for awhile I just need to get it photographed and I also finished the quilt below. A twin sized quilt of color for my little guy's bed. :) He loves it!