Why settle for a boring oven glove when you could have a Tula Pink one? Oven gloves are something we see and use most days so make it pretty so it brightens up your kitchen and your day. Tula’s feature animal prints are just the right size for the hand pieces and Art Gallery Fabrics heavy weight denim adds a couple more thick layers between the heat and your hands.
1FQ of bold fabric for the hand pieces. I used Fox Nap from Tula Pink’s Chipper collection which was kindly provided by FreeSpirit Fabrics
1 FQ of co-ordinating fabric for the binding, or 2.5m of premade binding. I used The Wander, also from the Chipper collection
½ metre of a medium or heavy weight main fabric such as denim or canvas. I used Bluebottle Field, a textured denim from Art Gallery Fabrics’s new denim studio, kindly provided by Hantex
1/2m of thermal wadding or foam. I used Bosal Therm – R – Foam also provided by Hantex
Co-ordinating thread, I used Coats Duet 6137
Template (Will open as a printable PDF)
Print the template twice and cut it out around the outside of the black lines. Add a rectangle of 9 x 6.5 inches between the 2 template pieces and tape into the middle with a ½ inch overlap each side. This is the template for your oven glove. The finished glove will be this size so if you want to adjust the size now is the time.
Fold your main fabric in half and cut around the template giving you 2 long pieces with curved ends. Cut a single one of the wadding.
Cut along the dotted line on one end of the template, this is your template for the hand pieces. Cut 2 from your feature fabric, and another 2 for lining (or use leftover main fabric or a different fabric for this. No one will see it so it doesn’t need to be pretty.) Check your print will be facing the right way when cutting.
Cut your binding fabric into 2 inch strips and make into bias binding (tutorial here if you need it)
Layer your 3 large pieces with the wadding in the middle (I put the silver side down) the denim on the top and bottom with right sides facing outwards. If using Therm-R-Foam like me you can iron it onto the wrong side of one of the pieces of denim.
Wonder clip or pin the layers together and draw on your quilting lines. I did a cross hatch design with the lines 2 inches apart.
Quilt along the lines you have drawn. The eagle eyed amongst you may spot that I quilted my lines twice. You don’t need to do this, I just did it to make the quilting show up better in the photos.
Assembling the oven glove
Place the hand pieces wrong side together and wonder clip or pin around the curved edges but leave the straight edge. Cut a piece of binding slightly longer than the long edge of the each hand piece. Sew the binding across the top so it hides the raw edges as seen in the image above.
Place the hand pieces over the curved ends and Wonder clip or pin into place. If the edges don’t quite match like mine in the image above trim them down so that they do. Baste into place stitching close to the edge.
Cut a 5 inch strip of binding, fold in half lengthways wrong sides together and then stitch along the open edge to making a hanging loop. Cross the ends of the piece of binding to make a loop and stitch to hold in place.
Fold the oven glove in half to find the centre point. Place the loop on the top of the oven glove in the centre so that the raw edges of the loop line up with the raw edge of the glove. Stitch into place.
Pin or Wonder Clip the binding into place around the whole outside of the glove and sew it. If you aren’t sure how to sew binding there’s a useful tutorial here.
Now your oven glove is finished, hang it in pride of place in the kitchen. Why not make a spare too?