Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wedding Gift Oven Mitts

A friend from college got married this past weekend. We couldn't make it across the country for the wedding, but I made a gift to send along.

I made two oven mitts and six napkins.
The oven mitts were so fun to make I also made a set for myself. I actually made my set first as a test set. It was a good thing because the first one I made with too much of a seam allowance when I sewed the layers together and it is narrow and only fits my small hands. I did better on the second one.
However, sewing through the 8 layers of fabric to sew them together started causing problems with my needle on my sewing machine so these are probably the only two pairs I'll be making. I may experiment next with some hot pads, but I have lots of curtains to finish sewing first.

5 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Awwww! This is so cute! Love it.

Daphne said...

Shucks no gifts for me ;> I need to do more with my sewing machine. I've only pulled it out once since I moved here. I need to make myself an apron, but I really don't like sewing much. I'd rather be double digging the garden.

henbogle said...

What did you use for padding? I've made potholders with old wool blankets, which are great, but I think they would be hard to sew into a mitt... unless you didn't sew the wool into the seam... hmmmmmm thinking....

Anyway, those are cute, great fabric.

TheHealthyapron said...

How cute!!

Emily said...

Ali,

They make a interfacing/ batting layer called Insul-bright which has a shiny side that reflects the heat. I got it at the fabric store.