Wednesday, September 14, 2011
With chillier weather on the horizon, more piping hot food is definitely in order around our house. Being a slightly geeky household we can't have the usual boring oven mitts, so I made these Toasty Ghosty Oven Mitts.
The design was pretty simple. I was inspired by the awesome Pac-Man-esque print fabric (Smirk Ghost Geo by Kyla May from Timeless Treasures). I made the overall shape of the mitts echo the shape of the ghosts with the curved top and wavy end & cut 4 pieces. I also cut the same number of pieces from both cotton batting and Insul-Fleece. Then I cut two other folded pieces for the pocket section that were a few inches shorter with the folded part facing the wavy end.
I sandwiched the layers with the right sides facing and the Insul-Fleece and cotton layers on top and sewed them all together, leaving a two inch gap for turning. I trimmed the seam allowances & clipped around the curves and turned them right side out. Then I ladder stitched the openings closed.
Now these cool looking mitts are ready to help handle some oven heat with old school gamer-style!
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