oven mitts, big and small

I made big girl and little girl oven mitts as Christmas gifts this year.  This cupcake set was for Oscar's BFF, Audrey, who also received a brand-new play kitchen from her grandparents.  Audrey's mom made her an adorable apron with this cupcake fabric, and I contributed matching oven mitts. 


For a pattern, I traced one of Oscar's mini oven-mitts from a Melissa and Doug set.  But I also did a little research and found a kid-sized oven mitt tutorial at Ikat Bag for you to reference if you'd like to make some.  Of course, toddlers should never handle hot pans, but these mitts have a layer of Insul-Bright (a heat-resistant batting) inside.  You know, just in case.


Grown ups love new oven mitts, too.  I made a set for my mother-in-law using the tutorial at The Crafty Cupboard


I love this pattern!  It is the kind of oven mitt with the thumb on the front instead of the side.  Easier to use, in my opinion.  I'm also a huge fan of this fabric.  It is a home dec fabric that I found at JoAnn's, and it wants me to buy more and sew it into throw pillows for my living room.

Are you intrigued by the bag?  It is the first mass-produced project that I've made in a long time - tell you more later this week.

26 comments:

sweet & lovely crafts said...

Oh my gosh those little oven mitts are adorable! We made our daughter a little kitchen for Christmas, and those would be perfect! Do you know what brand that fabric is? Thanks!

Jamie said...

That is great fabric! I've been thinking about making new oven mitts. Thanks for the links and inspiration!

Tristin said...

Great idea--and I love the fabric you chose, too. It would suit my new decor pretty well...

So, is that a casserole tote in the last pic? I am intrigued...

Devon said...

Oh my gosh! This is such a fabulous idea! I love the fabric you used for the adult sized! I saw it last week at Jo-Ann's and tried to convience my husband to let me recover our dining chairs with it! I did not win that debate!
Thanks for the great idea!

Amber said...

I can't believe I missed that fabric at Jo-Ann's - it's fantastic! A beautiful job, as always!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

I am intriqued by that bag!!! I love the fabric, I am kicking myself right now for not looking at the home decor weight fabric last week in joanns, I can only get to Joanns once in a blue moon =(

bethanndodd said...

Looking forward to hearing more about the bag...I hope it's a tutorial on how to make a "goody" carrier and keep it warm! Oh, and love the oven mitts! I bet they were a big hit!

Jennifer said...

Very cute mitts and that fabric is gorgeous!

Theanne... said...

the cupcake fabric is adorable...you better answer the call of that home dec fabric...lol Looking forward to learning more about THE BAG!

Becky said...

Love this idea! AND I DID make throw pillows with this fabric for my living room!! Great minds!!!

Melissa said...

Jill-
My husband and I did a DIY kitchen for our little one for Christmas- complete with oven mitts and all! Thanks so much for the inspiration- I linked to your blog when I blogged about her kitchen... I also made her a felt house awhile back... so fun!

http://rayandmelissa.blogspot.com/2011/01/christmas-kitchen.html

The Morgans said...

Yes I am VERY intrigued!Great fabric.

Tanya said...

Casserole carrier? Love those! I made a bunch for my grandmother back when she used to send lots of food to church each Sunday, and I think it's time I get around to making one for me, too!

Sara :-) said...

Hey Jill!!! It's been a very long time! I saw a comment that you posted on facebook and then connected to your craft blog. I love it! It is so fun to see what you have been up to and see your adorable kiddos! Sara Schwartzman (shupe now :D)

Amy said...

I got that floral fabric to make pillows too! So funny. I just had to have it when I saw it.

*Andrea* said...

love this..great Job!

BECKY said...

so cute! can't wait to see more of what you made for xmas!

Kristen @ {K Leigh Ford} said...

Jill! Love love love! I always need more than the 2 mitts I have. Mine seem to get very dirty all the time. Urgh! I think I just might have to make a couple as well!

And that is SO a casserole dish! LOVE the pattern!!

Anonymous said...

I happen to love my bag and oven mitt!!! I'm so lucky to have Jill for a sister-in-law. :) Would love to see a tutorial on the mitt...what did you put between the layers?

Alyssa G.

Juli said...

I love the flower fabric! Do you remember what it was called? I might have to make a trip to Joanns to see if my store has it!

Handmade Mommy said...

I'm so making these once my sewing machine is up and running!!! My daughter Emma saw the pics of these and begged me for a set! LOVE it!

Leslie R said...

Okay, where did the cupcake fabric come from? I love it!

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Lisa said...

Super cute! I used that fabric from Joanns to recover chairs in my living room.

J said...

I absolutely LOVE these! They will be perfect for the next housewarming party/wedding shower I attend. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!

Julie

kitchen gloves said...

That is great fabric! I've been thinking about making new oven mitts. Thanks for the links and inspiration!