Made More Oven Mitts, In Cranberry and Orange


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Not Halloween fabric but I am working with orange. 😀

I just wanted to see how the cranberry fabric would look as an oven mitt trimmed in orange. I kept thinking about it. So… I made one. Then a second one. Can’t have mismatched oven mitts when removing a casserole, now can you?

Did you see my oven mitt tutorial? I am loving making them. Hope you will try it.

Here’s what the latest looks like.

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I love how this orange polka dot strip came out. To tell the truth. It happened by accident. By mistake, I cut too deeply into the “V” thumb area of the top fabric. So when I sewed around it trying to cover the cut, it bunched unsightly. So, the patch to the rescue.

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I used some of the fabrics I used to make the cranberry and orange table mats. Not all of them, since I wasn’t completely sure if one was 100% cotton. Better safe than sorry.

I have accumulated a nice little bag of scraps from this project. Any suggestions on what to make with them?

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Well, back to staring at my Halloween fabrics and hoping for an idea to pop up.


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9 comments on “Made More Oven Mitts, In Cranberry and Orange

  1. Lennette says:

    Oh my gosh Donna, I absolutely love the orange polka dot accent!!! How clever of you!!! But then again, you are the most clever crafter I know!!! I love love love your fabric selections!!!!! I swear that you had to be the most amazing quilter in a former life because everything you do is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  2. Betty (Nana) says:

    Gorgeous work, Donna! I love how you are making these!

  3. Debra says:

    Love these! I was all set to trace an oven mitt and try my hand at them again, then I realized we don’t have any actual mitts… will have to see if my Mom has any next time I am out that way.

  4. Wanda says:

    love the colors separately and together!!! looking for some of the insul-bright so I can get started on some myself

  5. don_mae says:

    Hi everyone, was resting the brain and by golly I found something Halloweeny that I want to make.

    Making those oven mitts is so addicting. I definitely will be making more. Thanks much for your kind words. You all make it worth it to try new things. So I can show them to YOU!!

    Sharon… soon, real soon. Just taking a break. 😀

  6. digipicsphotography says:

    I’m working on a soft doll tutorial on one of my groups….but when I get finished, I’m going to be making some oven mitts for sure!

  7. Debra says:

    Donna, do you have any experience with sewing knits?

    In a few days I am going to undertake my first knit dress. I did some searching of Google for tips, and basically what I found said if you don’t have a serger, and your seams need to stretch, use a wide zigzag with a short stitch length. Also saw a lot of read the machine’s manual too.

    Do you have any other tips for this? The pattern is one I have been looking forward to for a while but have been afraid to actually start because I’d hate to mess it up! The fabric I got is not one I want to accidentally waste!

    • don_mae says:

      I can’t ever remember making a garment with knit fabric. I just checked YouTube and this video shows basically what you already read. But it still might be helpful to you.

      Good luck!!

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